3 Key Elements For A Peaceful, Happy Home

No matter where you live, home should always be the place where you feel the safest. Home should be the place you can let your hair down, relax, be yourself and be most comfortable. But in order for this to happen, your home needs to be a safe, comfortable place in the first place. A peaceful, happy home is a place you need to create. To create a space that is safe, warm, inviting, comfortable, peaceful and happy, here are three key elements you need.

1. Keep it neat

Some people just cannot relax if there is a speck of dust anywhere, while others are perfectly content living with a bit of chaos. No matter what your comfort level is, however, there is always a point in which your home has reached a level of mess, filth or chaos you can no longer be comfortable in. There is no doubt that clutter and mess has a very significant impact on our mental and emotional health.

Sometimes, you get busy and let things go for a bit. Over time, things can get so messy that you simply get discouraged every time you look at the clutter around you. That can make it hard to know where to start conquering it, so instead of tackling it, you just start ignoring it instead. Which only makes things worse. For some inspiration on how to start conquering your clutter, here are 10 great places to start.

2. Make it secure

One key to feeling safe and secure in your home is ensuring your home is actually safe and secure. There are a number of different factors that will either help you or keep you from feeling safe and secure in your home. Here are some things you can do to create a sense of safety and security for yourself and your family.

  • Do a monthly inspection of smoke and CO2 detectors or invest in smart tech that will alert you if there is a problem wherever you are.

  • Invest in a smart doorbell, that alerts you when someone is at the door and will even record video. Then you have something to pass on to neighbors or police is something is amiss. If you have children at home, you can also check to see who is at the door before they answer it.

  • Keep a list of emergency contacts and phone numbers in an easy to find location. Of course you can always store them in your phone, but you should also have them physically written down in case of an emergency where your smartphone is not available or you are not present.

  • Consider installing a professional security system, monitored by a company with a great deal of experience at keeping homes safe.

  • Do a monthly inspection of doors and windows to ensure all locks are in good working order and seals are safe and secure

  • Make sure the backyard and areas hidden from view are well lit with motion activated lighting

3. Keep it smelling great

It turns out, there is a strong link between scent and mood. One of the best ways to keep your home a calm, cool, relaxing oasis is to be sure it always smells delicious. Having said that, many people can actually be sensitive to the heavy scents of many commercial room deodorizers. rather than buying a commercial spray or plug in, considering purchasing a diffuser and a line of essential oils. When you are tired and need a boost of energy, there are scents that can help. When you are feeling down or blue, there are scents that can provide an instant mood boost. Here is a list of some basic essential oils and the effects they can have on your moods.

Your home should be a calm, relaxing oasis in the midst of the chaos of the outer world. While it may be hard to imagine that if you have small children or busy teens, that doesn't mean your home can't still be a safe, secure place for you all. Taking just a few simple steps can at least help ensure your home is a place you actually enjoy being.

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