In order to have a cosy, tranquil, and well-kept home, follow these steps at least once in the morning, afternoon, and evening:
1. Have a hearty meal prepared and serve it at the table with a nice setting.
2. Take a few minutes to freshen up: tidy hair, moisturize hands, straighten appearance, etc.
3. Put the house into apple-pie order: tuck dirty dishes into the dishwasher, wipe down counters, sweep kitchen floor, put the odds and ends that have wandered from their homes away, etc. If this is done three times per day, picking up the whole house will only take about 15 minutes.
4. Tidy up the children.
5. Minimize noise. I try to keep the volume on the t.v., ipod, and my own voice ( no shouting!) down... It is nice to have some soft music on in the background sometimes!
These little touches add to the tranquility and coziness of our home... and that gives me comfort and happiness too!
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