Re-fresh, re-juvenate, and be happy…it’s Spring!

As we all work towards making our world a more green place to be, there is also lots of reasons why we should make our homes not only green…but a place of sanctuary…a place where we feel comfort as soon as we walk through the door.  We all know what it is like…to balance family, work, play, and find time for sanity is really tough, it seems!

There are many ways to bring a sense of calm to a hectic, crazy life that most of us lead.  For most of us, the sad truth is that we have too much stuff!  It is Spring Time, so it is time to freshen up your home…and your mind!  Get rid of the clutter.  If your items still have some use in them, donate them to a thrift store.  Throw out the stuff that has done its time. And look closely at what you really need in that room to make you happy?  Can you edit the kids art work, family photos, papers and books?  Is there a different way to arrange your furnishings?  Do you really need all the furniture that you have??  Donate it also to a needy family or the thrift store.  Pare things down, and you will immediately feel a sense of calm coming over you.  Your room will be easier to keep clean and organized, and you can concentrate on the more important things in your life…kids, family, and maybe some quiet time with that special someone in your life!

One of the mission statements of my company is to help bring peace and harmony to my client’s homes.  We truly believe that you are affected by all that surrounds you…your space, your colors, and perhaps most importantly  of all…the people in your life.  Back from a recent trip to the States which involved time spent with collegues, suppliers, family and friends (and, of course, some time spent decorating!)…I can’t tell you the happiness it brings me to be surrounded by positive people.  It is a statement that I have tried to live by my whole adult life.  They bring you up, they celebrate your successes, they inspire and encourage, and they are always there when you need them.  These are my friends.  I share both professional and personal ideas with them, maybe a glass of wine…and I value them for who they are as people.  I am constantly amazed at how many nice people you can meet in your travels.  This global world really is a small world. 

So as you refresh your home this spring by de-cluttering, maybe adding a fresh coat of paint, and getting rid of all the extra stuff that you just don’t need…remember to re-juvenate yourself as well!  Surround yourself with positive people.  Learn something new.  Go have some fun with an old friend. 

And feel happy and blessed that you have great people around you.

Stacey

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Rudi
    Apr 21, 2011 @ 19:38:58

    Thank you so much for the uplifting message about the nice warm weather. Happy easter we will try to listen to your advice. Thanks for the blogs.

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