5 easy ways to de-stress your home
You can tell a lot about someone from what their home looks like. If it’s spotless and meticulously decorated, it’s safe to say they’re quite organised and particular. On the other hand, they say that people with cluttered and chaotic homes tend to be highly creative. But what’s far more important than what your home says about you is how it makes you feel. Your home should be relaxing sanctuary, a place where you can chill out and be yourself completely. It shouldn’t be another source of stress in your already busy life! The good news is — even if your home isn’t already a zen haven, you can easily transform it into one. Here are 5 easy ways to stress-proof your home.
1. De-clutter and clean
Let’s face it— a messy home doesn’t exactly induce relaxation. You know what they say: a cluttered space leads to a cluttered (and stressed out) mind! The last thing you want to come home to after a long day is a huge pile of laundry or a dirty kitchen that’s practically begging to be cleaned. So, instead of doing bits and pieces during the week, why not dedicate a weekend to doing a big clean and de-clutter? It’s important to not just ‘tidy’ things by shoving them a cupboard, but to actually spend time clearing out the things you no longer need. After all, the less ‘stuff’ you own, the less there is to clean. You can find some handy tips for spring-cleaning here. After you’ve de-cluttered, grab your Orange Power cleaning products and go wild!
2. Light it up
Without a doubt, one of the easiest ways to transform your home into a relaxing haven is by scattering gorgeous, scented soy candles. Not only do they look pretty, but scent has been found to have a very powerful effect on mood. Ourfrom Organic Choice is a great option, as citrus scents have been linked to relaxation.
3. Go green
Have you ever noticed that you instantly feel more relaxed when you’re out in nature? You’re not imagining it. Greenery has been scientifically proven to boost your mood. The same goes for indoor plants, which not only improve the air quality of your home but can reduce stress and increase productivity. They also instantly make your space look more stylish, too! Some great indoor plants for relaxation are air plants, philodendron and orchids.
4. Feng Shui your way
While many people believe the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui is a bunch of hocus pocus, there are definitely some very logical points. For instance, a big part of Feng Shui is to allow as much natural light as possible into your home — which makes perfect sense, as it’ll help you soak up more mood-boosting vitamin D! A great way to do this is to ditch your old, dreary curtains for light, gauzy ones. Another easy way to incorporate the principles of Feng Shui into your home is by adding water features like a tabletop fountain. The sound of the water running is incredibly relaxing!
5. Scent layering
In point 2, we mentioned candles and their effect on your mood. Let’s extend that theory to scent therapy – certain smells have been linked to positive effects such as calm, clarity and relaxation. Create a ‘day spa’ feel in your own home by scent layering – using products from the same scent family and layering them to intensity the fragrance. Organic Choice’s range of air fresheners, soy candles and reed diffusers allow you to layer the same scent in a room to create a zen zone in your own home!