By Bretton Love
One of the reasons the whining of celebrities bothered so many of us is that, while they lounge around in massive houses, we are stuck in small apartments. Unlike the richest of the rich, we don’t have big gardens and private pools. We don’t have our own gyms. Spending weeks in an apartment is incredibly frustrating.
The reality is, however, that the size of our living spaces is not going to change. Unless you’ve just inherited a big sum of money, chances are you’re not looking to buy real estate.
Nonetheless, that does not mean you cannot do anything to improve the space you have. You can make your apartment feel more open and comfortable by doing the following 3 things.
1. Plant a garden
Houseplants are a daunting idea for many people. We’ve all had experiences of killing plants that supposedly can’t be killed. Even succulents need just the right amount of care so as not to wither or rot.
However, bad experiences with houseplants does not make you a bad gardener. Planting a garden in your apartment can be the perfect way to make your space feel bigger and fresher, giving you something to do and a constant supply of herbs.
If you are creative and enjoy working with your hands, you can create a DIY planter that really stands out. Planting your herbs requires some soil, seeds, and water. Do your research to find out how best to care for your herbs. And, if things go wrong, you can try again with some new seeds or a healthy cut-off.
2. Repair your appliances
When you buy an apartment (or when you already own one), insurance for your appliances is an option. This ensures your appliances are always in good condition and you never have to spend big to replace them.
Unfortunately, if you do not have insurance, broken appliances can be the most annoying thing in the world. This is all the more true when you are stuck in your apartment.
If you have great DIY skills or can afford to hire a repairman at the moment, it is a good idea to repair your appliances. You’re spending a lot of time with them, after all, and they can become a constant source of frustration. The less potential points of friction in your home in this climate, the better.
3. Start a DIY project
Another possible frustration that comes with being stuck in an apartment is knowing the interior of your home could be so much better. Of course, we all want to do some great interior design but cannot afford it.
This is why creating some DIY decor can be the perfect project right now. With some help from online sources, you can craft a statement piece of furniture, art for the walls, and so much more.
Even if your DIY skills are lacking, you can start something and see where it goes. The idea is to have fun with it. The moment you put too much pressure on yourself, it can become a chore rather than a source of relief.