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How to Make Your Home a Safe Place

By Mikkie Mills

Your home is the one place that you can go to find solace. It is where you can decorate it however you’d like, you can play the music you love, and you can be yourself. Your home should feel safe and comfortable, and you should feel entitled to make the changes that you need to have a safe place. To help you on your journey, here are 5 things that you can do to make your home a safe place.

1. Clear Out the Clutter

The first thing that you should do is take a few hours once a week and work through all of the extra clutter that you have in closets and corners of the house. What this does is clear out all of the allergens in the home and helps it to be easier to stay healthy. It also rids the house of spiders since there will be fewer places for them to hide. There’s also the psychological side of cleaning that makes the house feel more comfortable for you.

If you’ve recently moved into some of the new homes Phoenix, then you have less to worry about though you still should go through the home and give it a good clean. If you’ve just moved in, it’s easier to get behind the furniture and in the corners of the home since less clutter has accumulated.

2. Get a Pet

One of the classic ways to feel safer in your home is by getting a pet. Pets become a member of the family as soon as they walk into the home and they will give you as much love as you give to them. Pets decrease stress, help people socialize, lower blood pressure, improves your mood, and help you live a healthier life overall. Certain pets are best for certain people. For example, if you’re a social and outgoing person with a love of exercise, then you would be best suited to get a dog. Dogs are high maintenance and require a good amount of work to keep them healthy. If you’re looking for a pet that will love and protect you, then you should get a dog.

If you’re the kind of person to watch movies on weekends and read books in your free time, then a cat would be the best option for you. They don’t require a lot of attention but will sit in your lap and keep your company. They’re the best option for a person looking for a simple and quiet companion.

3. Put Up Pictures of Your Family

The next thing that you should do for your home is put up pictures of your family. Family is an important aspect of life. They are people who we know we can rely on no matter what. We love them even with their flaws, and we know that they will do the same for us. Because of that, they are among the people who will always make us feel safe. Whether you live away from your family or in the same city, put up pictures of them in your home. It will help you to feel safer and more protected in the walls of your home. It will also help you to feel more optimistic, and you will feel like reaching out to them more often.

The most important thing is that you love your home. There are a lot of different things that you can do to help your home feel more comfortable. If a room feels off, redo the room. You always have the option of painting a room to match your favorite colors, and you can put up artwork from your favorite artist. If you fear for your physical safety then you might consider installing a home security system to help you feel more at ease. The key to feeling safe in your home is just to love every inch of it.

About Mikkie Mills: “I’m a Chicago native who loves to share her expertise about personal development and growth. When I’m not writing, I’m chasing the little ones around or rock climbing at the local climbing gym.” More articles by Mikkie.

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