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The Top Three Neglected Areas of the Home

There are certain areas of the home that many of us forget to care for. It happens all of the time as we are so focused on making sure that the kitchens and bathrooms are clean, that the living room is beautifully presented and so on. But, we have got to take care of our homes in their entirety, and that means trying to remember all of the places that we have long forgotten about or pushed to the backs of our minds. This is especially true if we have kids that demand our time and energy.

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The good news is that if you can’t think what that neglected area may be, you’ve come to the right place. I am going to be taking a look at some of the areas that you might have forgotten to care for in your home, so keep reading to find out more.

Home Office

The first palace that you are going to need to think about is your home office. Whether you work from home or not, the home office still needs to be kept in good condition. Sometimes the home office becomes the “catch all” for papers, bills, even school projects. If you work from home, then all that clutter can be hard to deal with. If you do not work from home, it might be easy to close the door to the office and just not attend to the mess.

Your home office should be kept looking tidy as often as possible. It should be cleaned regularly so it is ready for use when needed. Things should be set up to increase productivity and efficiency. Dedicate a Saturday afternoon to file papers, shred or throw things away, and to better organize your files and clutter.

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I know that there are a lot of us who ignore their garden and like to pretend that everything is fine when really they have weeds growing up to their shoulders. Ignorance is not bliss though, and you’re not going to be able to make the most out of your home if your garden is a mess. If you decided not to plant a vegetable garden this year or tend to not want to address the weeds in the flowerbed, maybe spending a day at least tidying it up would be beneficial to your home as well as your mental health.

Start by pulling the weeds and cutting the grass so that it’s a manageable length again. Keep on top of this in the future, or look into synthetic turf & artificial grass options instead. They are low maintenance, and they make life so much easier. From there, you can then add decorations, a patio, and make your garden into a space you can all enjoy going forward.

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If your garage is not actually used to keep your car in, then it’s likely that it became a place to store all of your extra items. The garage is a place that this happens to often, so you don’t have to feel embarrassed about this at all. You still need to be taking care of your garage properly as it’s a part of your home and you will feel SO good being able to drive your car into a place of protection.

It’s a good idea to organize the space, go through all of your items and determine what you want to keep and what you want to throw away, as well as doing more. Just because it’s a place that holds all of your excess stuff, doesn’t mean that it can’t look good while doing it! Consider having a garage sale one weekend and vow to donate all that is left so it doesn’t go back and sit in the garage.

Or, you might decide that you want to convert your garage into something different. You may want to change it into another living area or another bedroom if you can insulate it so that it’s not too hot or cold. These are both great ideas and will give more space to your home if you’re struggling for room You can speak to a professional about doing this, or you can DIY the whole thing depending on your skills.

Hopefully you have a good idea of some of the places that you can get started if you want to make your home a little better. We are all guilty of forgetting about a few areas of our home, and it’s okay. As long as you are putting in the effort once you realize, and doing whatever you can to make your home the best it can be, then everything is going to turn out great. If there’s any other areas that you can think of, then you better make a list so that you don’t forget about them!

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