7 Ways to Combat the Winter Blues INSIDE Your Home

Have the winter blues got you down? With the cold winter temps, it's a great time to be inside in the warmth of your own home. If you are starting to go a bit stir crazy inside, making changes inside your home can help avoid cabin fever. As your trusted real estate agent in Eldon, MO, we want you to make the most of your time inside during the winter - that way you can take advantage of the nice weather once spring and summer are here. Take a look below for some great project ideas to accomplish this winter!

1) Deep Clean Your Floors

Your floors get a TON of traffic throughout the year. While the winter snow and mud can lead to grime building up, it's important to take time to thoroughly clean your floors. From shampooing carpet to re-sealing hardwoods, you may as well take care of this task while you are stuck inside during the winter months.

2) Repaint A Room

Are you tired of the same old paint colors throughout your home? Take this opportunity to paint a room a new shade. If you plan to sell your home in the near future, keep in mind that neutral tones tend to appeal best to potential buyers. It's a great way to give your home a whole new look without a major impact on the bank account!

3) Decorate Your Spare Bedroom

Do you have a spare bedroom that is pretty empty? Give this room a theme! Whether you need a playroom for your little ones or have your dream craft room in mind, take advantage of your extra time inside to accomplish your goals. If you do plan to sell your home, this is a great chance to stage your space to showcase the versatility of your home for potential buyers.

4) Finish A Space

If you have an unfinished room or basement in your home, start working to finish it off. A finished space can add a ton of value to your home, as well as give you more functional room for your family. If you take small steps to finish the space on your own, you can slowly make progress on the project throughout the winter.

5) Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are a space that can quickly become unorganized. Stop the clutter and give the cabinets a facelift (on the inside, at least). Remember that many potential buyers may take a peak inside your kitchen cabinets and you want them to look well-organized. A cluttered or crowded cabinet or pantry can lead buyers to believe that you do not have adequate storage in your kitchen.

6) Sift Through Your Closet

While you are inside during the winter months, it's a great chance to go through your clothes. Take this opportunity to purge unused clothing and give yourself a little more room. Whether you want more room to purchase new clothing or want to make some space for a more-organized look if selling, there are a number of benefits of going through your closets.

7) Clean Those Often-Missed Items

There are a number of items in your home that get overlooked on a regular basis when it comes to cleaning. We often think to clean the floors, bathrooms, and kitchen counters, but couches, curtains, and fans sometimes miss the list. Take this opportunity to clean those often-missed objects for an overall fresh clean for your entire space!

Now that you've learned some of the ways you can combat the winter blues, you're ready to get started. Whether you are improving to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks or wish to simply organize and enjoy it for yourself, we want to help you be more comfortable inside your home. Giving yourself a good indoor task can help pass the time during the next winter storm or cold spell!

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