4 Easy Steps to a Happier Home

Out with the old and in with the new!

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno

After setting your personal resolutions for 2016, you can also set home goals that will inspire you to continuously improve your space and redecorate. To kickstart your plans for a better home, here are four easy ways to make it feel lighter and cozier so you can achieve a happier home sweet home:

Try new organizing tricks

Have you been using the same old organizing agenda for years? Maybe it's time to evaluate if it's still working for you. If you always end up tired and exhausted that you can't see to face another day of clutter, maybe it's time to regroup and try something new. People are raving about the KonMari method so you can try your luck with the technique! It can be a bit overwhelming at first but as you go through the chapters, we're sure that you will feel better and the house will become a place of positivity too!

READ3 Ways to Organize Your Essentials According to the KonMari Method

Make way for new things

Sometimes, the reason why we feel bored or uninspired is that we keep on seeing the same things. This 2016, try investing in new furniture pieces, accessories, and even a mini makeover. A fresh coat of paint can change the look of a room and a new set of decor pieces can instantly give an area an upgrade.

The same rule applies to your closet too! Check your clothes and see if there are pieces that you can donate and give to siblings and cousins. Once you have more space, you have the chance to shop for new clothes and essentials.

READ: 6 Projects to Organize Your Closet

Repurpose more

As part of your personal and home resolutions, you can also make time for more DIY and crafting sessions. These activities help exercise your creativity and it gives you two benefits: it allows you to de-stress and create something that will add a personal touch to your home.

Repurposing old items into organizing must-haves or decor pieces can help you save on cash as well!

Work on simple home improvement projects

Part of our personal goals every year is to become better versions of ourselves. This applies to our homes too. Fix leaky faucets ASAP, segregate your garbage, fix broken appliances, and save up for simple renovation projects. Don't hesitate to invest in home improvement solutions as it will give you a happier and more comfortable home that you truly deserve.

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