Are you expecting a baby or marrying someone with children? In case you didn't know a “home” needs to be in a certain state for families to live in. Shocking, right? Visualizing this can be pretty hard if you are a newbie, though. The truth is that you need to approach this issue from different angles if you want your home to be truly set up for family life. Here's a few of them…
The first thing most people think of is childproofing, especially if the children are young. Afterall, your home needs to be suitable for children to roam around in freely and safely. Obviously, keeping dangerous goods out of reach is a basic here, as is making sure that windows and doors cannot be easily opened.
One good tip for effective childproofing is to literally get down on your hands and knees and look at the world from your child’s height. This will help you will notice many things which you might otherwise miss.
Privacy For All
Everyone needs and deserves privacy, even very young children. Ensuring privacy can be surprisingly hard, especially for those dealing with extended families.
For a start, make sure that everyone has their own private space. As far as you are able to, you should try to give everyone their own room. I know this is hard for a lot of people but everyone should have somewhere to go to if they want to be alone. Everyone will be happier if they have this outlet. Trust me!
Comfort & Luxury
Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their own home. When the home is more comfortable, it also improves the atmosphere and the relations between the individuals in the home too.
Make sure that those individual private spaces are especially comfortable but that the communal areas such as the bathrooms and living rooms are too.
In the bathroom, you might be surprised what a difference a modern tub can make, along with a fresh set of towels. And in the living room, using A LOT cushions and a comfy sofa can make a huge difference. The more comfortable you make your home, the more at home everyone will feel within it – and this will foster a greater sense of family as well.
How safe do you feel in your home? If you are like most people, you probably feel somewhat safe, but feel as though you could probably feel safer. The safer you feel as a family, the more likely it is that you will be happy as a family too. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to attain more of a sense of security in the home.
Start with the basics. Try to be part of the local neighborhood and practice home safety basics (i.e. locking doors, getting a security system etc.). Make sure you have adequate lighting outside the home and try not to be too flashy with new items you buy. These are effective yet simple to do and don't cost a lot of money.
3/17/18 So being sick this week I've lost 5 pounds. Not quite the way I wanted to lose weight!