Your home is your safe-haven, your comfort, a place where memories are made. And more than anything else, a place that you love! Check out these tips to help you fall in love with your home even more.
1. Find Enjoyment in the Small Things
It’s so easy for us to define our home by the tangible things we see – all the clutter; the things that need to be repaired or repainted; your husband’s shoes all over the place. (Yes, I am speaking from personal experience!) But what we forget to remember are the intangible things that make our house, our home. The memories, experiences and relationships we build among these four walls we call home. For example, I learned quickly to embrace “shoes all over the place,” dismissing it as frustration and embracing it as a reminder of the loved ones in my life. I challenge you to do the same – find enjoyment in the small things in your home and let them be reminders of the things you love and treasure!
2. Give Your Home a Personal Touch
After all, your home is “your” home! Make it personal. Even if it’s completely against the grain, make your home reflect you and your family because as long as you love it, that is all that matters.
3. Embrace Your Home As A Place You Live In
I’m sure you have seen the meme that says, “Excuse the mess, but we actually live here.” Isn’t it so true? A lot of us (me included) live with this burden that our house has to be perfect 24/7. But that isn’t reality, especially if you have pets and children. Instead of pursuing perfection this year in your home, I encourage you to pursue happiness. Enjoy your family and the things you love doing in your home: hobbies, watching your favorite TV show, reading, cooking, etc. Let keeping your house clean be a second priority to the things that truly matter!
Posted by Bethani Williams
Bethani works with Ameris Bank Mortgage Services as a marketing specialist. As a previous homeowner, she shares personal stories, providing tips and tricks she has learned along the way.
The information voiced in this material is for general information and is not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.