5 Steps to Enjoying your Home to the Fullest

Just like you I’ve been thinking about goals lately. Every year my husband and I take a few days and get together with my sister and her husband and my mom and dad and we share our goals, hang out and be dorks together. It’s one of the highlights of the year. I usually have some goals for my home as well as other areas of my life. And since I don’t want to bore you with the statistics on how often I wish I took a shower or how much weight I’ve gained since I started this here blog, I’ll share some house goals.

1. Get rid of excess stuff. I have a problem with keeping too much stuff around and thinking I’ll need it later. I’m a big advocate of shopping the house but, I could still stand to purge in the area of fabric, frames and well, um fabric. This year, I’m gonna give more stuff away and let others enjoy it.

2. Utilize every room. Every room should have a function. My lady/keeping room in the back of the house is pretty but, I noticed over the holidays that it does not get used. I’m still trying to figure out exactly why no one sat in there and everyone squeezed in at the table in the kitchen. I’m thinking it needs a purpose and it needs to not seem so untouchable. Big beautiful pillows filling a sofa are lovely but, if guests are worried about messing them up then they defeat the purpose.

3. Use what you have. It takes no talent to purchase all new stuff and have it look great. We can do better than that. I always try to use what I already have on hand when I find I need to tweak a centerpiece or move a chair and have an empty space. It is so rewarding to complete a quick project where the financial costs are small but the enjoyment is large. I bet you have some stuff somewhere right now that can be refined into something beautiful.

4. Be Content.
If you are reading this, chances are you are wealthier than 96% percent of the world {according to a very reliable source.} Instead of comparing our homes to the photos in the magazines, let’s stop and be thankful that we have a warm home, and cabinets with food in them.

5. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Real homes lived in by real people on real budgets are always imperfect. Sometimes the imperfections are a result of living life to its fullest, taking a risk, and having your priorities strait. The real beauty is found in the midst of imperfection. That’s the kind of home I want to live in.

Do you have a goal for your home this year?

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