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Squeezing in Home Updates When You Are Busy

Most of us probably wish we had more hours in the day. Between the kids sporting events, and my own commitments, I am just busy. Having a busy lifestyle means sometimes other parts of your life may sometimes have to take a backseat and sadly that can include your home. Because I am hosting a bridal shower and my borther’s wedding in the upcoming months I have been all about sprucing up our home. But what updates can you do to your home even if you have a busy life?

All You Need Is Paint

It doesn’t cost the earth, and it’s pretty quick to do, but it can end up making a huge difference to your home. If you don’t need to do anything too drastic then just committing to some touch ups of paint around the property on an annual basis will help keep the home looking fresh and clean. If you want to mix it up a little, think of some bold colors that reflect your personality and change it up every so often and change any cushion covers and throws to fit the theme. Mix it up for each season or go with the trends.

Take It Room By Room

There’s really no need to tackle your home in its entirety immediatly. Besides, the thought can be a little overwhelming and when you have so much to do, it can kind of kill any desire to want to update your home. So in this case, take it room by room. Start with a room you love spending time in and figure out what you could add, repair or remove from the space to make it even more appealing, then do the same for your next favorite room so that you are building motivation to then tackle your least favorite rooms.

Tackle The Big Jobs


Repairing and fixing bigger jobs in the home can seem particularly daunting, so it’s best to shop around to find this best suppliers and handymen out there. Ask friends and family for recommendations as they’ll have the best contacts who are reliable and trustworthy. So whether it’s a roof repair or fixing a leak, these big jobs should always be at the top of the list but are something that’s just worth giving a professional to do, rather than trying to fix it yourself.

Add Some Nature

Nature is an easy but effective way of giving your space more life and lifting the mood and atmosphere whenever you walk into the room. Indoor plants have been proven to increase happiness and also help purify the air that you’re breathing in. Tailor the plants to suit the type of room, so, for example, eucalyptus is great for the bathroom and for the living room, something like a Chamaedorea or a Fiddle-Leaf Fig would fit right in.

Even with a busy lifestyle, you can still make little changes to the home. Start small and leave the bigger jobs to someone else. You’ll soon find yourself falling in love with your space, even if you don’t spend a lot of the time in it!

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