As the year drags on and on, it’s normal for us to become a little disenchanted with our homes. Dust seems to build up, styles start to feel stale and that feeling of normalcy can make everything a little boring. Luckily, there are plenty of free and cheap ways to revive our homes and the way we feel about them.
Here are five tips to freshen up your home as we near the end of 2022.
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Deep Clean Your Home
Sometimes, getting down and dirty is all it takes for us to feel pride in our homes again.
Scrub down the walls, give all your appliances a good clean and have your curtains washed. Using a stain remover for those stubborn marks in your carpets can really help to revive them and make your whole home feel fresh, cleaner and brighter. Getting rid of dust and grime in hard-to-reach places will also do wonders.
Do Some Decluttering
Next, getting rid of all the junk that lies around will surely make a difference. Over months and years, things start to build up in our spaces and we start to wonder what they’re even doing there – on top of the microwave, on the dining room table, or simply lying at the front door.
Learn to declutter like a pro and you’ll never feel like your home is chaotic again. Look toward your pantry, closet and other places where things build up.
Give Your Kitchen Scrub
Your kitchen is a place that can develop a lot of grime and dirt build-up, which makes it extra important to deep clean more often than other areas of your home, perhaps around once a month.
Moving everything off the counters, wiping down your appliances, and giving everything a good scrub can really rejuvenate the shine in your kitchen, which is what we’re all after. Get rid of that built-up grease and your kitchen will start feeling as good as new.
Rearrange the Furniture
For a little fun and something different, consider rearranging all the furniture in your home to achieve a new look. This is something you can do to revive the space for free, and still feel like you’re in a totally different space, making this tip an absolute winner.
However, rearranging your furniture, especially in a smaller space, can be tricky, so you might need to use some tips to help you out. Plan it carefully and set out a day to get it done.
Spruce it Up
Finally, if you’re really bored with what’s in your home, you can look to some budget-friendly ways to make changes and spruce it up.
When your main furniture items are a neutral colour, it’s easy to change up the colour scheme of a room by simply investing in new throw pillows, blankets, vases and other décor pieces. Find small simple ways to bring something new and fresh into your space and if all else fails, a fresh bunch of flowers will always make things feel a little lovelier.