Whether you’re staging your home for sale, welcoming guests for an extended stay, or just ready to clean up the place a bit, cleaning up your home can feel like an intensive project. However, it doesn’t need to be. If you break it down into smaller projects and focus on these areas, sprucing up you home can be done quickly and easily.
Focus on Quality, Not Quantity
A little bit of luxury goes a long way, so if you’re not able to completely renovate your space, start small and then scale. Choose small yet high-quality pieces that add pizzazz, like marble, crystal, or gold accents pieces. Furthermore, focusing on quality rather than quantity also applies to the furniture you may be considering.
Fancy decor and high-quality furniture isn’t all you can do to spiff up your home. Doing some maintenance around the house is another a great way to upgrade your home in a flash. Start off easy by checking your lighting.
If the light your bulbs are producing is very faint and dim, then you’ll need to change them. As you change your bulbs, replace them with LED light bulbs. LED light bulbs are becoming a staple in many household because they have a lot of benefits over traditional bulbs. They’re more efficient and last longer that regular bulbs which make them more environmentally friendly. They are also very study.
If possible, you can also change your light fixtures as well. If you’re on a tight budget, a change as simple as different lamp shades can easily spruce up a room.
It’s easy to ignore problems the longer you live somewhere. When we get used to something, we generally don’t think about the little things in the home such as loose handle on a drawer or fixing that crack in the mirror. But turning a blind eye to these problems won’t make them go away.
While issues like these may seem insignificant, it’s been proven that even the little things impact how you feel in your home. Go over your entire house and see what needs a tune-up. You should check your doors, windows, attic, and roof for any gaps or leaks that let in drafts or water. You can do many repairs yourself, like filling in gaps around doors and windows with caulk. However, you may need a professional for bigger problems.
Roofing problems can cause a lot of damage, from structural damage to mold. To avoid major problems like these, contact roofing contractors for help. This kind of work can be difficult to do yourself.
Get Rid of Anything You Don’t Need or Want
A surefire way to spiff up your home is to de-clutter. Over time, houses fill with things we eventually don’t need, want, or even remember buying.
Items like these can pile up pretty quickly, which not only reduces the amount of space, it also makes you look like a pack rat. Do an inventory check and see what you’d like to keep and what to throw out. Once you have decided, you can sell, donate, or throw away the items you don’t want.
Your home is your own personal paradise; a place where you feel comfortable and cozy. Follow these tips and your home will feel like it did when you first moved in.
Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.