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3 Tips for Making Your Home More Magical

Everyone wants their home to be a fundamentally magical and blissful place. After all, there’s nowhere else in the world that is likely to be anywhere near as comfortable, personalized, and as rich in meaning, as your own home is for you.

Of course, it is not exactly difficult to end up falling into a situation where your home is a bit of a mess, isn’t particularly inspiring to you, and ends up just being a place where you sleep, eat, and watch TV on the weekends.

Here are just a few tips for making your home a bit more magical, instead.

Invest in tools and systems that help you to simplify your home environment

A major reason for a home not feeling magical or uplifting in any particular sense is simple analysis paralysis. In other words, there’s enough complexity and “work” to do in the home, that it just seems silly and exhausting to even think about turning it into a more positive and uplifting place to be.

Today, there is almost certainly a lot more complexity in the life of the average individual than ever before in history. The psychologist Barry Schwartz has clearly pointed out in his book, “The Paradox of Choice,” that when we have too many different choices and options to consider, a psychological defense mechanism tends to kick in that makes us completely passive, instead.

Well, between a million different choices about how to arrange furniture (and what furniture to buy,) personal responsibilities, entertainment options, and much more besides, analysis paralysis is certainly a reality that we all need to contend with.

Invest in tools and systems that help you to simplify your home environment – whether that means a voice-activated smart AI device, or simply a slow cooker for batch-cooking meals.

Get connected with your belongings, and think about auditing out those that don’t “spark joy”

The Japanese cleaning guru, Marie Kondo, experienced a great resurgence in popularity in the last couple of years due to her TV program being released.

The core of Kondo’s “Konmari Method” of home decluttering is certainly designed around the principle of trying to make your home a more magical place.

Specifically, you’re meant to sort each “type” of the item in your home into a pile, hold each item in your hands, and dispose of each item that doesn’t cause you to feel a “spark of joy.”

With a bit of extra discretion to make sure that you don’t throw away anything that’s very useful, consider applying the Konmari method to make your home feel more joyful and magical.

Of course, in the meantime, you could just transfer some of your belongings to Storage Stockport to make your home less cluttered up-front.

Do more in your home than just eating, sleeping, and watching TV

If you do in fact just use your home for eating, sleeping, and watching TV, you are certainly not making use of its full potential.

How about making your home a more interesting place by taking up some more interesting hobbies?

Why not set up an easel in the living room, a home gym in your garage, or a small home library in an appropriate corner?   Create the best home gym ever to make your home even more magical!

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  1. I can't do the spark joy thing. All of my stuff sparks joy and it freaks me out to go into a room with hardly anything in it. But I do try to neaten my belongings up at least! And I love bright prints to brighten up a room.

  2. There are a lot of things in my house that don't spark joy, just more dusting. I'm not sure what to do with them since most have been gifts from family.

  3. These sounds like a great way to think about making sure all the items in your home are something you love and mean something special to you.

  4. Guilty as charged I do watch too much TV. I think uncluttering is an important way to refresh a home and add to the magic with new things.

  5. I would love to make my home more magical. Thanks for sharing these tips.

  6. My hubby would certainly appreciate utilizing more of our house. It is truly something to think about. Sparking Joy is a necessity and I do need to clean some areas of the house and give stuff away. Totally need to do it more often.

  7. We have been trying to clean out our home and have only things that we need or spark joy. We have been spending so much time at home it's nice to make it the best place possible.

  8. Sounds great! I love the designs in your house. And after reading this, I hope my house will become magical as yours, lol.

  9. I love these tips so much! I'm feeling less creative lately and that's bad since I need to be creative with my daily writing, so I am going to give some of these tips a try to make my home more magical. It surely will spark my creativity!

  10. Nikki Wayne4:09 AM

    I agree to all your points. I always dreamed about having a big or even small space in my house that I can make as a quiet space for reading.

  11. I would love to have a room set aside for one of my hobbies! I told my husband when we build a house down the road, I want a room that's just for me.

  12. Love the idea to simplify my home environment. And it's important that everyone feels good in it!

  13. I've been throwing things out or taking to Goodwill. I guess I've come to a point where "stuff" doesn't need me anymore. Less to clean too.

  14. I've been throwing things out or taking to Goodwill. I guess I've come to a point where "stuff" doesn't need me anymore. Less to clean too.

  15. I guess you could say you made your home a happy place.

  16. Rose Ann Sales3:37 AM

    I love the idea of making the garage a gym. That way,we can always remind ourselves to do some exercise.

  17. Love this idea of making home "more magical" and a place of creativity and inspiration. I could not agree more with your point to do more than eat, sleep and watch TV. Great tips.


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