Small Things You Can Do to Improve Alone Time


Is Your Home Feeling Boring?

Small Things You Can Do to Improve Alone Time

Even if you absolutely love your home and think it’s the best place on earth, it is possible to feel like you’re getting bored with it from time to time. This is especially true if you work from home or spend a great deal of time in your house throughout the week. After all, if you’re only there at night and on weekends, how could you get bored with the only relaxing environment in your life?

While you might think you need to replace major pieces of furniture, pull up the carpet or get the inside of the house painted, the fact is that you probably don’t need to do any of that to feel like you enjoy your space a bit more. In many cases, doing small things is all that really needs to happen.

Keep reading to learn more about the small ways that you can improve the look and feel of your home. Many of them will cost you less than $100, and some you can probably do without spending a penny at all!

Improve Lighting

One of the biggest problem the average person has in their home is lighting. Whether yours is too bright – which usually isn’t the problem – or it’s too dark, lighting plays a major role in how your home feels.

Make sure you’re using overhead lighting properly, but include multi-functional lighting pieces like floor and table lamps as well. Use spots and floor lights to point out interesting architectural features.

Doing this will make your home so much more appealing, even to you.

What Does Your Home Smell Like?

Believe it or not, the way your home smells could really be impacting how you feel about being there. Take some time to improve the smell of your home.

The best way to improve the smell of your home long-term is by using essential oils like patchouli essential oils. Placing these in a small container will do much more than lighting incense and candles, and you won’t have to replace them nearly as often.

Hire Help

Deep cleaning your home by yourself is very difficult. Sometimes hiring a cleaning service to come just once a month for the big stuff is all you need though.

Many services will do this for very little, and it might add up to only about $20 per week. That’s an expense that might be worth it for a much nicer home.
Nerline Germain
Nerline Germain

Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .


  1. Great post! These things sure make a difference and are important

  2. I hire a person to clean my house 90% of the time I'm traveling for business so that is so helpful when I get back and want to spend quality time with my pups.

  3. Your surroundings determines your mood sometimes. Great post!

  4. I am quite lazy these days and planning to replace the carpet upstairs. Planning to paint the front door in a couple of weeks and have plans for more DIY projects. Again, I'm just laazzy...

  5. My home is going through remodeling right now and I have to consider different types of lighting for each room. Senses do play a part Nerline. Loved this post.

  6. Great tips sis!! Just what I needed to be honest. I actually want to move, but its just a hustle. Hopefully everything comes into place soon.


  7. Getting help is such a gift. Frees you up to do the things you love!

  8. I need to hire a cleaning person/service to clean my house because I have 4 dogs and kids which mess up my house all of the time and it can get overwhelming. xo - Fashion Phases

  9. I love lighting scented candles when I'm home alone. One day though I do plan on hiring help - one day lol.

    Great tips!

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