two adults, one man and one woman, embracing each other with one arm while standing in front of an older but well-maintained two storey home with a wrap around porch, surrounded by high bushes and potted plants. They look happy. It is implied they are the owners of a house they are proud to own.

By Darin Windham, Realtor
Keyfinders Group RE/Max Alliance

Here’s what I mean… Our days are busy. A lot of them consist of just getting through our to do list, getting the kids fed, bathed, and put to bed and maybe squeezing in 5 minutes to ourselves before making lunches, and cleaning up the kitchen before going to bed.
But don’t miss little opportunities to love your home in the midst of the busy. Below are some simple ideas!

Add a new piece of furniture to a room that feels like it’s missing something. You could also shop your home and swap a piece from another room that better fits the space you want to finish. Do you need a comfy chair for reading by the fireplace, a bookshelf to store the stacks of books scattered around your living room, a plant to add life to your space? Just fill in what’s missing.

Go all out for dinner! Plate your meals, use your serving dishes, set the table, sit at the table (not in front of the TV), light some candles, turn up the ambiance with a chill background playlist, and take your time eating.

Pick one space to “refresh”. I don’t mean a full out renovation or tearing out walls, but a simple update. A fresh coat paint, re-arranging the furniture, a new lamp or light fixture, updating the rug, or adding a piece of artwork from your own camera roll. Find a photo from your camera from a recent vacation or event to have printed and framed.

Make it a routine to set the scene. Think of the little things. Light the candle while you’re watching your favorite show before bed, diffuse some lavender oil and hang eucalyptus in the shower, turn on a good playlist or podcast while you do the dishes or clean the house. Bring good vibes to whatever it is you’re doing at home with the little things.

A clean home is guaranteed to help you love it more. Even if it’s just picking up the clutter and wiping down the counters. So, determine what your home needs most – quick clean or a deep clean. Turn on a Spotify playlist you love and get to work. When you’re all done, light a candle, pour yourself a glass of good wine, sit down in your favorite chair and enjoy the feeling of a squeaky-clean home.

Darin can be contacted at 256-652-9032 or
“Happy Clients Are The Key To Our Success”

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