If your home is feeling cramped and cluttered lately, it may be time for a change. It doesn’t have to be spring to implement cleaning, decluttering and creative DIY projects that could make a huge difference in the overall livability of your home. Fall in love all over again with these five simple home improvement ideas.
Get Rid of Unnecessary Items
Most people live with far too much clutter in their homes. This can make your house feel small, messy and claustrophobic. Go through your home, room by room, and look for things you can throw out or give away. As Marie Kondo says, if an item doesn’t spark joy when you hold it, you don’t need it! It may surprise you how many things you can let go of when you think about what you actually need. Decluttering can make your home feel brand new again.
Make Cleaning Easy
If you have trouble cleaning your home from top to bottom, a few DIY solutions may be all you need. One great idea is to install rigid casters on the bottoms of heavy wooden furniture, such as dressers and cabinets. Rigid casters can turn a stationary item into one on wheels for better mobility. This will let you easily push heavy furniture aside to clean beneath and behind the object. It will also make moving a breeze!
DIY Smart Storage Solutions
What’s left after you declutter may still be enough to take up room on your countertops, tables and shelves. Fix this issue with a few easy storage solutions. Take some time for DIY projects such as constructing a skinny shelf for behind-the-door storage, creating closet nook shelves or building a stacked tower of bins for recyclables. You can find tons of smart storage ideas online.
Create a Relaxing Space
Livability isn’t just about cleanliness and decluttering…it’s about loving where you live. Increase your enjoyment of your home by cultivating relaxing, inviting spaces. Create Zen rooms by painting the walls a light, natural color. Invest in plush pillows and rugs for a cozy atmosphere. Consider candles or incense to make each room a more welcoming place.
Add More Nature
Natural light can improve your mood and help you feel more energized in your home. Maximize natural light with sheer curtains and solutions such as electric blinds. Incorporate more plants into your home to cleanse the air and give your home a more natural feel. Bringing the outside in can help you feel happier in your space, no matter how small.