Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home

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Keeping your home fresh, clean, and tidy doesn’t need to be difficult. However, if you feel like it is getting hard to keep on top of things at home, perhaps it’s time for a change. After all, the state of our homes can impact our mood, motivation, and general sense of well-being. Therefore, creating an uplifting atmosphere in your home is essential for reducing stress and anxiety and generally feeling happier.

Declutter Your Home

First and foremost, decluttering your home is a great way to refresh your space and relieve some of the stress associated with cleaning and tidying. Decluttering can be as simple as tidying your bedroom or as extensive as clearing out your garage or attic. You can declutter the space all at once or do it a little bit at a time. 

Add Some Plants

Plants are one of the best ways to freshen up your home. They’re easy to care for and easy on the wallet. You can either buy new plants or look for plants on sale at nurseries and garden centers. If you’re unsure of what type of plant to get, consider getting a succulent or a cactus. They’re great low-maintenance plants that are easy to care for. 

If you’re short on time or don’t have much of a green thumb, consider getting an artificial plant. They come in various styles and designs and are easy to maintain. Artificial plants are also great if you have pets or small children. Alternatively, you can also decorate your home with wreaths. They’re easy to find and can be easily incorporated into your home decor. They’re also relatively inexpensive, so you don’t need to spend much on decorations.

Get a New Rug or Carpet

Consider getting a new rug or carpet to spruce up your living space. They come in various designs and styles, so you can choose one that best suits your needs. Rugs are great for adding color and style to your home and are relatively inexpensive. In addition to adding style to your home, they also help insulate it, which is great if you live in a colder climate. 

Add Some Art and Decoration

Adding art and decoration to your home is a great way to refresh it and add a new vibe. There are plenty of places you can shop to get budget-friendly pieces and if you don’t have much of a budget, consider buying used or second-hand pieces from eBay or a flea market.

If there’s a piece of art you particularly like, you can also frame a print so you can display it in your living room or bedroom. If there isn’t a painting or piece of art that speaks to you, consider framing a large photo instead. It can be of friends or family but will bring similar vibrance as art while being a bit more personalized.  

Spruce Up Your Windows

Windows are an essential feature of your home, letting light in and as a statement in a room by itself. Cleaning your windows is a great way to refresh them and make them look new. If you have wooden or vinyl windows, you can clean them with a solution made from water and dish soap. For aluminum windows, you can clean them with white vinegar and water. 

When replacing your windows, hire a professional to do the job. It’s essential to install and seal your windows properly, so they are energy efficient, and if you’ve decided on interior window treatments, you want to ensure that the job is done to a high standard. 

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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