Rebooting the relationship between you and your home
All relationships need work to keep them strong. So, however close you’re feeling to your home right now, here are some things you can try to help you get on even better.
Home Reboot Tips
You guys are good
When we have lots of space it can be tempting to compartmentalise. One space for this, another space for that. But the key to a close future relationship with our homes could be one space for all. Find simple ways to create a multi-use room
Keep hanging in
Did you know that 44% of us who enjoyed spending more time with family hope to continue doing so beyond the pandemic restrictions? Could that be you? If so, now could be a good time to take stock of the routines that worked for you. Regular schedules make living together easier. So think about what you want to take forward into the future – and how.
Tend your green fingers
A fifth of us enjoyed gardening during lockdown and 35% are prioritising a private garden or outdoor space in the future. Need some extra inspiration for your green-fingered handiwork? Sign up for our Virtual Greenhouse event.
Curate your space
Embrace clever storage solutions and multifunctional spaces and furniture. Is your living room just for living, or could it be for exercise and work as well? Make a long-term plan for your space and put it into action.
Remember to connect
More than half of us enjoyed being with family during lockdown. But it can be hard to find time to connect. A new routine could be the answer. Look closely at your day, work out what you’re missing and set realistic goals for connecting with family and friends. Need help? Try using our daily planner.
Make a private patch for nature
1 in 5 of us enjoyed bringing nature into our homes during lockdown. Even if you don’t have access to a garden, a terrace, window box or humble pot plant does the trick. Just don’t forget to keep tending, feeding and watering your glorious patch of nature at home.
Time for a rethink
Lack of space contributed to people feeling disconnected from their homes during lockdown. Condensing your belongings or investing in more space-efficient furniture can help you create more space, even in a small flat or studio. Or maybe it’s time to look for the space you need elsewhere?
Prioritise important time
Those who live alone felt more disconnected from their homes during lockdown. The answer, for all of us, could be to schedule more family, friends or me time into our week. How about setting up a regular virtual slot? Or would moving permanently closer to loved ones make more sense for you?
Bring the outdoors inside
It can be hard to make room for nature, but it makes such a difference when we do. If space is tight, how about hanging plants from the ceiling or doubling up your bathroom as a greenhouse? Another option could be to seek out nature nearby. Are there any community gardens or shared allotments in your area?