Ways to Have an Overall Happy Home

by Crystal Carder
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Do you come home every day feeling overwhelmed? Are there several things you scramble to complete before going to bed? When having young kids, it’s important not to carry these emotions into your everyday life. They feel these emotions, which will affect them equally, and even later in life. Here are a few tips that you might want to consider when making your home peaceful!

Family Photos

You might not think decorations have anything to do with the atmosphere, but they directly affect the way you feel in your home. For example, when you have white walls and big windows, a space will feel open, airy, and calm. Whereas, an area with dark walls and black-out curtains might make you feel tired or gloomy. One idea that will exude happiness is by creating a gallery wall of  various photo frames to showcase joyful memories. It’ll show family growth, and help you reflect on the happy times you have all gone through throughout the years.

Cut the Clutter

Another contender that affects bliss within the home is clutter. Clutter will make everyone feel on-edge and overwhelmed. As mentioned before, coming home at night is initially chaotic, and having clutter clog up your home will only make it worse. To prevent these feelings, you must declutter. Take a day over the weekend to get rid of items you no longer need. Then, take unwanted items to a donation center or  sell things online. After the clutter is gone and your house feels less crowded, be sure to always put things away after you use them. If you practice this, your kids will, too, and there will be no overwhelming amount of clutter to face you when coming home after work.

Live Plants

Another way to sprinkle some cheer into your space is to have live plants. Plants release excess amounts of oxygen into your home, allowing everyone to feel more energized. Another benefit of having plants is showing children the value of responsibility. Bring them with you to pick out plants and designated one for each child. Then, teach them how to care for it and tell them that they are responsible for keeping it alive. You are not only boosting the energy in the home but also teaching your kids valuable lessons. 

Gather for Dinner

Every family experiences hectic and busy schedules while being away from home. Whether going to work or school or daycare, when we come back home, it’s a whirlwind. It’s easy to zip by not having dinner all together, especially with varying schedules. However, it is crucial for the well-being of your happy home atmosphere that you gather as a family for dinner every night. It will allow your family the chance to have a stronger bond, as well as, teach your kids the value of making dinner themselves. It will also be a key factor in your children’s emotional well-being, and this is something that you don’t want to forget about in the early years of their lives. 

Take each of these tips into consideration to advance the happiness of your home. It will affect the overall well-being of your children for the better. All of these tips will only benefit you and them in the long-run. Even if you think your home is the most joyful place on earth, these options will only increase it even more! There is no harm in making your home as happy as it can be.

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Ways to Have an Overall Happy Home

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