10 Different Ways to Say “I Love You” to Your House. Continue reading for in-depth ways to show your house some love and care this season.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air, and what better time to shower affection on the place that holds your heart? Your house isn’t just a structure; it’s your sanctuary, your haven, and the host of all your cherished memories. This February, let’s celebrate love in all its forms by showing some extra care to your beloved home. Like we always say, here at McInturff & Co. we are obsessed with all things home, and what better way to show it than in practical ways? Here are 10 ways to express love and appreciation to your home this Valentine’s Day.
1. Silence Squeaky Doors and Garage Chains
Give Your Home Some Peace and Quiet
Nothing says “I love you” like a peaceful home. Spray WD-40 or replace worn-out hinges to silence those creaky doors and bringing tranquility to your living space. Don’t forget to give your garage door and chains some love as well.
2. Freshen Up Grout and Mulch
Revitalize Your Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
Love is in the details! Refresh and seal grout between tiles and in your shower and add a layer of fresh mulch to your garden beds, creating an inviting atmosphere both inside and out for romantic strolls and cozy nights in. Seal in all of the love!
3. Bring the Outdoors In with Fresh Flowers
Infuse Your Home with Beauty
Embrace the spirit of Valentine’s Day by filling your home with fresh flowers. Place vases of fresh blooms throughout each room, adding color, fragrance, and an extra touch of life to every room.
4. Declutter and Organize with Style
Create Serenity in Every Corner
Show your home some love by decluttering and organizing with style. Invest in stackable bins, clear out cluttered closets, and create serene spaces that promote relaxation and intimacy. Clear out that eyesore of a junk drawer and start afresh. No need to keep that many old pens and receipts!
5. Refresh Your Style with New Décor
Reflect Your Evolving Tastes
Love is in the details! Update your home’s decor with new warm lightbulbs, address numbers, a fresh mailbox, curtains, or doormats to reflect your personal style and create a cozy ambiance that screams YOU.
6. Establish a Maintenance Routine
Preserve Your Home’s Integrity
Celebrate the season of love by creating a maintenance routine for your home. Schedule tasks like gutter cleaning, HVAC servicing, and roof inspections to keep your home in top condition and protect it from the elements. Seasonal tasks can often slip through the cracks before it’s too late so implementing a “ cleaning calendar” into your life is an awesome way to love your home.
7. Keep Drains Clear and Smoke Alarms Ready
Prioritize Home Safety and Functionality
Ensure your home remains safe and secure by regularly maintaining drains and testing smoke alarms and carbon detectors. Nothing says “I love you” like a safe and protected home ( that doesn’t have a backed up shower).
8. Frame and Display Personal Treasures
Celebrate Your Memories
Cherish the moments that make your house a home. Frame and display personal treasures like hand-drawn maps or signed menus, creating a gallery of love and memories that warms the heart. For more personalization tips and tricks visit our blog titled “The Power of Personalization: Making Your House a Home”
9. Deep Clean Kitchen Appliances
Restore Your Kitchen’s Shine
Indulge in a little extra TLC for your kitchen this Valentine’s Day. Deep clean appliances, scrub oven doors, degrease stove tops and wipe down your cabinets, creating a sparkling space perfect for romantic dinners and sweet treats.
10. Power Wash Outdoor Spaces
Renew Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Love at first sight starts with curb appeal. Power wash window and door screens, house siding, and outdoor concrete spaces like your driveway, patios and walkways, to renew your home’s exterior and make it shine like new.
This Valentine’s Day, let’s celebrate love in all its forms by showing some extra care and affection to the place we call home. By implementing these practical tips, you’ll not only maintain your home’s beauty and functionality but also create a deeper sense of love and connection within its walls. After all, home is where truly the heart is. Happy Valentine’s Day and happy homemaking from us at McInturff & Co.