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You’ve heard the old saying. “There’s no place like home.” And that should ring true in every home. Unfortunately, in this day and age of the rat race and with so many things that tempt us to lose sight of what’s important, such a saying doesn’t apply.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. While you can’t change every household in the world, you have the power to change your own.

If you’re feeling like your home could be more of a safe haven to relax from the dreary and weary day to day grind, you’ll love the ideas we have in store. Home should be a respite from the cares that wear you down. And by making your home a more relaxing place to live, you can cultivate a home culture of peace. Set the mood, own your home.

Cup of coffee

Your family will appreciate a mobile home culture of sereneness — especially during the storms that life throws at you.

How to make your mobile home a more relaxing place to live

So where does one begin in this journey toward a more relaxing living space? Well, we have several ideas. Feel free to implement as few or as many as you like this month. But don’t take on more than you can chew.

And remember — everyone’s idea of a chill atmosphere won’t be the same. Some of these ideas are just what you need. Others may be better applied to a different mobile home household. And that’s OK. That’s one of the reasons why home is so special — each one is unique!

Diffuse some oils

The first idea on our list is that of diffusing essential oils. There are many essential oils on the market, suitable for encouraging relaxation. Be aware that not all oils are safe for pets and small children.

Diffusing an essential oil such as lavender, known for its properties that encourage calmness, is a good, natural means to set the mood. The peaceful smell wafts through the air for all to benefit from.

Add some fairy lights

Another means of setting the tone for rest is the use of lighting. White  “Christmas” lights will dress up any back patio or indoor space. It’s a romantic touch to any home, encouraging respite from the day.

Fairy lights

Cut the clutter

Did you know that clutter can induce stress? It’s self-inflicted stress at that. You don’t have to live in a cluttered home. The best thing you can do is face that clutter headlong. Don’t know where to start? Never fear. Others have been where you trod. There is hope from the grip that clutter can have on our lives.

Clean up the yard

Here’s an idea — from the moment you pull up, your home should be a soothing sight. Wouldn’t it be nice to be welcomed by a yard that’s cared for? Take some time out this Saturday to pick up debris and trim those hedges.

While you’re at it, you may as well pressure wash your sidewalk and entrance.

A clean yard will be one less nagging item on your to-do list. And it comes with the perk of an inviting sight when you arrive home!

Paint your home with soothing colors

Another way to cultivate a home that soothes is to choose the right colors. There are colors that encourage the mind to relax. Keep that in mind when you decide it’s time for a new paint job in your home.

Set up a book nook and entertainment center

Reading a book or watching a good movie around the TV can help you wind down. In creating a book nook and entertainment center, you’re giving yourself a cozy place to kick back and relax. But beware that you don’t use your books and movies to escape from those around you.

More than anything, it’s family that makes a home – a home. You can relax together. Set up a cozy couch and armchair and encourage conversation. Your entertainment center can be a good place to stow away fun games to enjoy with friends and family.

Bring on the greenery

Pots of indoor plants

And finally, we have greenery on our list! Bring a bit of life into your home through house friendly plants. You can do yourself a favor by looking into plants that are easy to maintain. (Some of us don’t have a green thumb — but that doesn’t mean we have to shy away from bringing on the green!)

Bring it together by cultivating a positive attitude

All this is wasted effort on your part if you’re not encouraging a positive attitude in your household. Share things that you’re grateful for. This can be done in a conversation around the dinner table or even through sticky notes you leave on the fridge as constant reminders.

Don’t forget to extend the positive attitude to those in your community with ideas like this!

About Dan Leighton

Dan Leighton has been working in the mobile home industry for over a decade. His focus has been on sales and customer relations - making sure each person in the transaction is comfortable and fully transparent. He has a wife and one son. Dan continues to look for innovative ways to help both sellers and parks get the most bang for their buck.