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Learn to Love your Home Again

If you've fallen out of love with your home, it is a worthwhile endeavor to rekindle that romance, and re-excite the spark that makes coming home, being home, maintaining home, and even writing out the checks a blessing. Here's how:

1. Spend time in someone else's home: When you travel, consider renting someone else's home (or part of it) on a site like or, rather than just getting a hotel room. If you love their space, you'll leave inspired to make tweaks to yours; if you don't love it, you'll be super-grateful for your home, just as it is.

2. Inventory and fix any little glitches. It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day duties of living. As time goes on and little things at home break or need repair, many of us fall into the habit of putting them on a list that never gets done. Over time, as the list of doors that creak and handles you have to jiggle grows longer and longer - your home starts to feel like 'broken' is the normal state of affairs at home.

3. Re-Evaluate long-ago compromises. Many people who have lived in homes for decades still have pent-up resentments and anger about compromises they made with their spouse or co-buyer during the house hunt. And that's a terrible way to live, because you spend so much time and money at and on your home - if you feel that way, it might be time to consider making a move and falling in love with a new home!

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