Some habits that we learn as students, or when we live with our parents, become so deeply ingrained that they stay with us even without us being conscious of it. In many cases, it shows in the way we decorate or design our home. For instance, we might buy the same brand of crockery that our mother or grandmother had in their home, choose a particular type of furniture because we are used to it, paint the walls a certain colour or even refrain from decorating the doors since we weren’t allowed to do it in our childhood or have bad memories of being berated when having done so.
In order to help to move away from these habits, we’ve put together a list of things that no one over thirty should live with, especially if they are living independently and are no longer a student. It’s based on a collection of responses to questions as well as conversations with people over 30 and relates to the design and décor of the house. Take a look at the list and see how many of these things you are guilty of.
They are best stored in a folder and placed in a drawer.
Instead, save if you need to and invest in wooden chairs.
By the time you are 30, you’ll realise that eating is one of life’s pleasures. A kitchen needs to be kept neat and clean at all times so you can cook whenever you want, and an uncluttered kitchen makes the experience enjoyable.
At least buy a cheap bed and a good mattress. Your spine will be eternally grateful.
After 30, you don’t need to try so hard to impress your friends. It’s much better to impress yourself, don’t you think? It’s best to have friends who accept us as we are – with or without a Jacuzzi!
Sell them if you don’t need them, or organize them properly.
Buy furniture with rounded corners and those made with child-safe materials.
Get things repaired immediately to keep the house in order.
While it’s nice to have nature at home, it’s no use if you can’t look after it.