This is a collaborative post.
Just because you don’t have a whole lot of money to spend doesn’t mean you can’t make your home into a really comfortable place for you and your family to retreat to. Below you will find a selection of ways to up the comfort factor without spending significantly (or at all).
Ditch the clutter
When your space is cluttered, your mind often follows suit. You find yourself unable to relax because you’re focusing on the messy pile of magazines on the table or the clothes piled up on the chair in the corner. So, before you do anything else, make your home more comfortable by getting rid of the stuff you no longer want or need. Not only will you feel mentally better, but you’ll be able to use your physical space much more effectively as a result.
Use your windows effectively
Temperature is one of those things that can make you feel uncomfortable if it isn’t right, but heating and air conditioning or fans can cost a lot to run.
Luckily, your windows are often your best friend when it comes to temperature control. You can open them to let cool fresh air in, close blinds/curtains to keep the sun out and the room cool, and…well you get the idea! Before you try any other measures, reconfigure how you’re using your window and you may be able to get comfy without spending a penny.
Invest in screen doors
In a similar vein, security fly screens are great for keeping your comfy when it’s warm. They allow you to keep the doors open and let the fresh air in without having the discomfort of being chased by flies every five minutes!
Install a dimmer switch
Dimmer switches are great for your eyes and preventing headaches because they enable you to alter the amount of light that illuminates your home, depending on what you’re doing at the time. So you can dim the lights when you’re watching a film and brighten them when you’re reading – no more squinting to see what you’re doing!
On a similar note, candles are also great for giving off soft, less harsh light and can be bought very cheaply these days.
Cushions and throws
The great thing about cushions and throws is that they can be bought second-hand quite cheaply. They are very useful to have around the home, whether for propping you up so you can get comfy enough to read in bed or to add an extra layer of warmth so you don’t have to turn the heating on. Every home should have an abundant supply of them at their disposal.
Make minor repairs
Making minor repairs as soon as they become evident, say by fixing a leaking tap or oiling a squeaking door, will not only make your home more comfortable to live in, but also save you money because you won’t end up having to call a professional to deal with a bigger repair if you handle it immediately.
Here’s to a comfier home!