What do you think of your house? Is it organised and a calming environment? When it comes to your home, it should be the one place where you can truly be yourself. With me, my home has to be a place that I can unwind, relax and enjoy being there at all times. It is the place that is organised, as best I can, but also filled with fun, laughter and pure happiness. But sometimes many things get in the way of that which can be a frustrating, stressful place to be in. I have found that in this situation it can be easily fixed, as long as it’s approached in the right way.
Too Much Clutter
Most of us have a lot of clutter in our home even though a lot of us strive to attempt to live a minimalist life. Having a cluttered home often leads to having a cluttered mind, therefore stripping it all back for minimalism is seen as a way to decrease that and reduce stress. Some of us may not even realise our house is cluttered because it has gradually and slowly built up, but what I like to try and do is every so often go around and see what areas need sorting out. It is always best doing it a room at a time because therefore it is less overwhelming. However, if you like doing things all in one go then it might be worth using a service like Now Storage in order to keep your home relatively clear of clutter.
In many homes, the relationship you have with others living in the household can indeed change the atmosphere. Having strong relationships will be hugely important because if that fails then it can lead to a poor atmosphere, which in turn will make your home a lot less enjoyable to be in. I for one absolutely hate it when there is such a bad atmosphere in the house because it brings on anxiety, stress, and in no way is it a nice calm environment to be in. To make sure this does not happen it is best to keep working on those relationships and try to keep things running smoothly, and that will always make the home much less stressful.
Not Enough Space
Everyone is different when it comes to the amount of space they need to feel comfortable within their home. When you don’t have it, then it will certainly increase how quickly you will get stressed. There are ways in which you can have as much space as you’d like, and it is not too hard to make it a reality. It could be as simple as decluttering, as we have spoken about above, or it might be that you need to get rid of furniture, or even, like we are in our household at the moment, expanding your home. Whatever it takes to get you that space to feel comfortable and happier in your home, then it’s worth it.