3 Ways to Love Your Home More

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Sometimes being in love with your home isn’t about making huge changes. Instead, it’s about learning to appreciate the little things. Paring down, brushing on a fresh coat of paint, hanging new curtains or just changing the way you look at things can make your home a happier dwelling. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we have a few thoughts on how to love your home more!

Make It Personal

Too many people want their home to look like someone else’s. Shouldn’t your home reflect who you are and what you love instead? Whether you live in a rental, an older house, or even a home you built, you can make it feel like “home.” Honoring your tastes through painting, art, décor, and even heirlooms will help you stay true to yourself while fitting your personal taste and style.

Don’t Stress on Perfection

Switching the channel to HGTV, flipping through a Traditional Home magazine, or browsing the internet can make you feel anxious about your perceived shortcomings in your home. Reality, however, brings us back to earth. Stressing on perfection only creates a to-do list that is miles long, leaving you no time to enjoy our home. Instead, focus on the small things you can do around your home. Whipping that junk drawer into shape or starting a home project can be very inspiring.

Purge and Organize

Everyone has a little “junk” lying around the house. OK, some of us may have more than a little! Regardless of how much stuff we have, we can all benefit from getting rid of clutter and excess things we don’t need any more, or things we haven’t even seen in a while. According to Psychology Today, purging and organizing can actually give you tons of relief. People tend to feel like life is out of control when they surround themselves with more things than they can manage. In other words, the mess causes stress! Simplifying your life can give you more time, space and happiness in your home. ­­

If you are looking for a home to fall in love with, get started today by talking to one of our Loan Officers!

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