Monday, February 15, 2010

6 Steps to a Calm House

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 9:54 PM
1. Declutter: clean out all the unnecessary things that build up over time. Most of those things won’t every get used anyway, and they are usually easily replaced.

2. Get organized: make sure everything has a place to go and that it gets back to its “home” when it’s not being used. Baskets, bins, and drawers can be found cheap.

3. Focus on the big spaces: a table, bed , or open floor catches the eye first. When straightening up, start with these big spaces.

4. Have a time for chaos: houses that are lived in and enjoyed aren’t straight all the time. Allow times for mess, play, and chaos. Then recruit everyone to help clean up.

5. Think atmosphere: a warm, calm, inviting home is created by what is and what isn’t present. A candle, a couple of nice framed pictures, or pillows are examples of items that add to atmosphere.

6. Keep mom calm: mom is the thermostat for a home. Exercise, meditate, and/or sit down for 15 quiet minutes with a cup of coffee or herbal tea. The calmer mom feels, the easier it will be to create calmness in the home.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

6 Steps to a Calm House

1. Declutter: clean out all the unnecessary things that build up over time. Most of those things won’t every get used anyway, and they are usually easily replaced.

2. Get organized: make sure everything has a place to go and that it gets back to its “home” when it’s not being used. Baskets, bins, and drawers can be found cheap.

3. Focus on the big spaces: a table, bed , or open floor catches the eye first. When straightening up, start with these big spaces.

4. Have a time for chaos: houses that are lived in and enjoyed aren’t straight all the time. Allow times for mess, play, and chaos. Then recruit everyone to help clean up.

5. Think atmosphere: a warm, calm, inviting home is created by what is and what isn’t present. A candle, a couple of nice framed pictures, or pillows are examples of items that add to atmosphere.

6. Keep mom calm: mom is the thermostat for a home. Exercise, meditate, and/or sit down for 15 quiet minutes with a cup of coffee or herbal tea. The calmer mom feels, the easier it will be to create calmness in the home.

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