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We all want to live our best lives. We have all just been through, and are still experiencing, the global pandemic which took everyone by surprise. Which meant our homes became our saviors. It was the place we needed to be when we had no choice but to stay at home, and it may have highlighted just exactly how much of an impact it can have on your life in general. It may have even encouraged you to improve general aspects of your life in different ways, but how can your home really help you to live your best life? Here are some of the ways it can do it. 

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Helping your health and wellbeing   

We all know that we need to ensure that our health and wellbeing is taken care of. That might mean in general but it could also mean in terms of your mental health. Staying at home more often may have highlighted some of the changes you could make, and enable you to allow your home to have a positive impact on your life. Here are some of the ways it can do it. 

Giving your home a deep clean

One of the best things that you can do in your home is to give it a deep clean. You may not realize it, but your home can harbor dirt and grime in places that you may not clean as often as you would like. This can cause problems with your health and also your wellbeing. A clean and tidy space can help to transform the way you feel, so creating a cleaning schedule can be an excellent way for you to ensure that you tackle all areas of your home successfully. It can help you to feel happy in your home and certainly help to improve your mindset. A tidy house gives you a tidy mind. 

Tackling underlying problems 

It is important that you tackle any underlying problems that may arise in your home, and one big indicator could be damp. Damp in your home may go unnoticeable for some time, but because of that it may develop mold, which can be detrimental to your health. Mold affects the air that you breathe, so if you think this could be a problem then having a mold detector could be a great way to resolve the issue. It will enable you to highlight if there is an issue and allow you to fix it before it causes damage to your home as well as your health. 

Taking on home repairs

Being at home may have made you realize that there are some repairs in your home that could be actioned. It might be that your roof needs some attention to avoid leaks. Maybe you need to insulate your home so it is more energy efficient, or perhaps fix smaller elements like the gutters, for example. Tackling the home repairs helps you to maintain your home and enable you to feel more house proud. 

Decorating your home in a different way 

Being at home more often may have given you fresh incentive and time to finally decorate your home in the way that you would like. Maybe you just want to paint the walls, perhaps change the layout of a room or add some new pieces of furniture to it. Decorating is great for your mindset as you start to focus on creating a space that makes you feel good as well as giving you a calm and relaxing area for you to unwind. 

Declutter areas of your home you have been avoiding 

Last of all, you need to think about decluttering your home, and this means areas you might likely avoid such as drawers and wardrobes. We often avoid these areas because it can feel like a mammoth task, but do you really need those jeans from years ago? Will that shirt fit you again? It is time to declutter your wardrobe and drawers and any other hidden corners of your home to feel more energized and refreshed. 

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Making money from your home 

Your home isn’t just about sorting out your health and wellbeing, and enjoying spending time within it. You also can use your home, how you are productive, as well as items within it that can help improve your income. Here are some of the ways that your home could help you when it comes to making money from home. 

Taking on social media advertising campaigns 

I have already discussed many different ways social media could be used to earn some extra money. There are apps that you can download that will enable you to pitch to jobs to obtain opportunities to earn extra money by sharing content and an image created by yourself. However, while you may not think this is linked directly to spring cleaning, you may find that there could be some opportunities to work with brands within this industry. Cleaning products, for example. It could mean that while you are cleaning and doing jobs in your home, you are printed with an opportunity to capture perfect images that could work alongside advertising campaigns. Which in turn could help you earn some extra pennies in the process. This could also work if you have a blog as it could provide you with some great content images that could work within any sponsored posts you have coming up.

Decluttering some of the bigger items in your home

There are times that we want to get rid of some of the bigger stuff in our homes. Maybe we have gotten a little bored of some of the times, want to change things up or actually minimize our homes and even downsize. You could even shop about and take advantage of pre-owned items available online that can have you saving money on some of those essential purchases that you may need to make. A spring clean gives you fresh incentive to make some harder choices about the things you have in your home, and the things you want to replace them with. 

Get the best price for your old books

Books. We can all have a stockpile of them. They may be stuffed in bookshelves, piled up high on your bedside table. Some have been read, some are on the list to be read. However, if you do have an excessive amount of books then you may want to consider selling them online and getting some great prices for them. Did you know that there is still a market for books? Most people love to use their digital devices, but holding a book physically in their hands is still a pastime people enjoy. There are some great smartphone apps like We Love Books who enable you to easily scan the barcode and then offer a price. It can all add up and then will even collect the order. How good is that?

There is money to be made in your recycling

We are all encouraged to recycle our rubbish. Glass bottles, plastics, and paper to name just a few of the things we need to be a little more strict on in the household. But before you take those bins out for the men to dispose of your waste, have a look for desirable materials that could be used for other things. Shockingly, people pay for empty wine bottles and corks, as they can be turned into jewelry or other more unique craft pieces with corks like a memo board, for example

Make more of old papers

Some of you may still have old newspapers knocking around your coffee tables or on the sides, maybe your recycling bin is full of them. But actually, clearing these out and selling them online is a great way to make more of this sort of recycling. People still love the idea of keeping old newspapers for certain special dates such as the birth of children, marriage, anniversaries, etc. Selling them one eBay may get you a little money for each one, but it is certainly more than what they would achieve sitting in your recycling bin. 

Take advantage of upcoming car boot sales

With the weather finally getting a little more spring like you will find that car boots will be back in force on a weekend. This is an excellent way to get rid of unwanted items quickly and have cash in your hand almost immediately. You may have to pay out for the pitch, and you also have to consider your other expenses such as fuel to get you there and drinks and food, but you will easily cover all that within the first hour. Getting there early is the key as you will have an array of bargain hunters wanting to snap up some of the best items. Many make more in those first two hours than they do for the rest of your time there, so it is definitely worth the effort. 

Use online platforms to make money from unwanted items

Finally, if you don’t like the idea of car boots then you can still take advantage of other methods to sell unwanted items such as eBay and Facebook selling groups. They can take their time, but often you can make more this way.

Let’s hope this has given you some incentive for some of the ways you home can help you live your best life. 

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Digital Product Creator at Kori at Home
Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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