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5 Small Pleasures To Make a House a Home

Your home is where you begin and end every day. It should fit you in a way that makes you happy. It’s as important as a good night’s sleep and a good meal. What are you doing to make YOUR home fit you?

Try one of these ideas to start doing just that. Your life — and your home — will be the richer for it.

Throw a dinner party.

Time to pull out the good china, scatter tea lights everywhere and decorate the table with flowers from your garden or Trader Joe’s (best bouquets). Invite your best friends over, cue up the music, and serve something simple but delicious.

Take the time to do things just so.

From the perfect pour of your morning coffee to the nightly turn-down of sheets in the evening, it often takes only a few extra seconds to make the difference between feeling rushed and feeling content.

Small Luxuries

Treat yourself to some new sheets and towels. If that’s not in your budget, spring for some new pillowcases and washcloths. Try shopping discount stores like Home Goods, where you can often find luxury bedding for less. Most experts recommend replacing pillows every 1 to 2 years, but honestly, why wait?

The Power of Scent

Research has shown that fragrances have significant and measurable effects on mood, irritation, stress, depression, apathy, happiness, sensuality, relaxation and stimulation. One of our local favorites is Mount Royal Soaps, where you can find products for hair, body and home.

These Scents Have Been Proven to Boost Your Mood

  • Ylang-ylang. Ylang-ylang is a popular, tropical floral scent used in perfumes that is sometimes associated with uplifting your mood.

  • Jasmine. Jasmine is a beautifully aromatic scent with a delicate, sweet smell.

  • Citrus

  • Vanilla

  • Rosemary

Find satisfaction in tidying up.

Treat your home like the retreat that it is. Make your bed in the morning. Take the time to tidy up after yourself throughout the day. If you find yourself resenting cleaning or tidying, try thinking of it as showing your love for this home that shelters and nourishes you.

If your current home is not working, call Whit Harvey and he’ll help you find a better fit.


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