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Home is your safe place

To flourish, we all need a safe place – both physically and emotionally – ideally home is the ultimate place where you are safe. You can lock yourself in and you are in a safe sanctuary where nothing can harm you.

Home is your safe place
Home is your safe place

Make Your Home a Haven and Refuge in This Increasingly Stressful Time

The last couple of weeks gave a lot food for thought – not only because we are bored at home due to the Covid-19 – but mainly because priorities seemed to have changed. At the moment it seems to be all back to the basic needs.

Home is Your Safe Place – Hygiene

Hygiene became a big thing since the Covid-19 outbreak, not that we all were dirty before but we definitely got more aware about how easily some diseases can spread if we are not careful. Regular hand washing and disinfecting is more important than ever.

Since the Covid-19 minimalism is the new way to go when it comes to decorating your furniture – it is so much easier to clean and disinfect. Only keep a few items that are serving a purpose, like a clock or a coffee machine. 😊

Make hand washing your coming-home-ritual

Another thing that would come in handy now is a sink beside the entrance door. You could wash your hands right after entering the house. It can become part of your coming-home-ritual, you enter, take your coat and shoes off and wash your hands.

Home is Your Safe Place – a Place of Peace

Once you’ve taken care of your physical safety in your home it’s time to look at your emotionally needs as well. This part is a little bit tricky as it not just comes down other people who share the same home with you. You may need to learn how to coexist under one roof.

In order to accomplish this, it is good to keep an open communication with everybody to consider each other’s needs, practice love and show respect for everybody’s private space.

Home is a place that hugs us when we walk through the door.

A little bit of greenery can make all the difference

Apart from that, make sure that you create a stress-free environment. If your space is limited maybe just a corner where you can relax and unwind. As we are all different, you need to find out what this means for you. For me for example, this would mean to bring in the natural world. Some green colours, a beautiful pot with flowers can make all the difference.

Would You Be Happy Being Quarantined in Your Home?

Taking into consideration what happened over the last few weeks, your home has to be a safe place more than ever. Always I look at a home for sale now, I ask myself, would I be happy being quarantined in this house?

What do you think, will the covid-19 change the way we think about real estate? Let us know what you think.

Home Is Your Safe Place – What Does It Mean for You?

What turns your home into a safe place? Please leave a comment below.

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Home is where the cat is

I heard this saying many years ago and was surprised when I googled that term. I found hundreds of websites offering all sorts of items with this quote – t-shirts, signs, mugs, pillows… you name it. Proof enough that this is certainly true if a whole industry is based on that. At least it’s true for everybody who loves cats and that’s probably most of us.

I sometimes find my daughters watching funny cat videos or cute kitten videos for hours, they just can’t get enough. Surely, we will also get a cat sooner or later, there is no way to escape. One day a cat will choose us and make our house his home.

No matter if you need someone to play, to cuddle or you just need a good laugh, a cat has everything you are looking for – if he or she is in the mood of course.

Why do so many people feel that a cat makes a home

“Just watching my cats can make me happy.”

– Paula Cole

Every cat has its very unique personality. Usually if they want something their way there is nothing you can do about it. It’s those little things that make them almost human, a cute, fluffy little companion that shares the same home and amuses us.

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”

– Jean Cocteau

What it means to be home

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Home is where you are

This is probably one of the most said words about homes. Usually it said to a someone else. Somebody maybe said it to you. And yet, even if you live alone it’s absolutely true. Without you, your home would not exist.  You are the one who makes a place your home.

It is the place where you are most of the time, where you love to be; where you start from in the morning and return to at the end of the day. A place full of memories, warmth and safety. It is a house, apartment or maybe some other sort of building or no building at all… a place you love because you have a special bond.

Home is where the heart is

You can have your home within yourself in that sense – in your heart.

Home is where the heart is

It is the place your heart longed to be in an attempt to feel love, comfort and happiness. A place you truly love.

For many the word “home” is deeply attached to their childhood from the time when they grow up and felt this unconditional love and total safety. If you sometimes visit the house where you grow up in it may bring back this special home-feeling where you have so many memories.

It might have some of those unique home features, such as the markings at the door frame to see your height when growing up.

Homes for sale

Buy a home

Homes for sale” – This term usually is a bit misleading. Technically, you can’t really buy a home. You can buy a house and turn it into a home. Every home is unique and customised to your personal taste and preferences. Simply put memories, items and people you love in it, add some cushions and voilà – you have a home.

What it means to be home

What is home for you? Leave a comment below.