Give Your Home A Facelift

One of the tricky things about having young children is that when you want your friends over for a dinner party, you have to spend several hours just tidying up before they arrive. For all of the joy and excitement that children bring to your life, they are awfully messy. Some parents get to the point where they acquiesce to the chaos of their home and try to maintain whatever equilibrium they can between all out disorder and something resembling the paradigm that they once enjoyed in their lives. Besides the general untidiness that children foster wherever they go, they take up so much time and attention that soon, other aspects of your life and home and be reduced to lesser concerns. One is redecorating. Even if you want to just give a room a new lick of paint, you have to think about someone who could look after your kids for an afternoon because they will make a mess and track the paint throughout the house, and secondly, it is dangerous for them to be around the fumes. This paradigm can lead to you not redecorating your house for a long time. If you are finding that you want to make improvements to your home but you cannot seem to find the time, then here are a few ideas to think about:


While you may be losing the battle of making your home as clean and organised as you’d like, then perhaps you should concentrate on a different front and try to improve how it looks from outside. You can at least impress your friends while they are approaching your house, even if you can’t once they go inside, and one way to make a good impression is to have a good drive. Paving Centres will do all the work for you and will often offer impressively long guarantees. Another thing that you can do to make your home more handsome is upgrade your windows. There are lots of different options, including PVC which you do not have to worry about painting as you do with traditional wooden window frames which tend to peel fifteen minutes after they’re installed. Besides, with energy bills set to rise by 28% this year, getting energy efficient models could help your home look better while saving you money at the same time.


Another option is to just embrace your situation and solicit your kid’s ideas about how they think the place should be decorated. You could assign one room to be theirs and spend a week of the upcoming summer holidays transforming it with them. It may be that they want to paint things on the ceiling or have each wall a different colour. Whatever it is, you can teach them about hard work while kindling their creativity at the same time. If nothing else, it will ensure that your home is nothing like your friends’ and certainly nothing like you’ll see in catalogues.


Finally, if you do not want to worry about your house at all, you can always get back to it when they grow up and move out. You will have all the time in the world then.



Manic Mama of 3, wife of shouty singer Gav, blog writer, stationery obsessive, bed jumper, Brighton based social media consultant and semi-pro juggler of it all!

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