My poor kitty. He loves to be able to go outside and lay on the deck. But in the winter, there is too much snow and too little sun....in fact, we have not seen the sun in over a week here in Iowa. And when the sun returns, we will not remember what it is.
Does real estate market have the winter blues too?
Are the buyers spending more time inside their houses?
And by spending time in their current home, are they dreaming about what the next house might look like?
Does it make us all stir crazy seeing all of the things that we don't like about our surroundings?
Maybe we are just tired of shoveling the snow and it is time for a condo. Or at least a shorter driveway.
I think in the winter, we become more aware of our immediate spaces. We spend more time there when we cannot go for a walk or spend time out of the deck. Maybe that is why there are so many houses that get listed in the Spring? Who knows.
So here are some ideas if you are struck with the winter blues:
Rearrange your current furniture to give the room a fresh look.
Replace your pillow with bright and sunny pillows that remind you of Spring.
Refresh your bedding.
Declutter your cabinets, drawers, closets, etc. and organize your spaces. Taking one drawer at a time makes it so much easier and much less overwhelming!
Paint an accent wall....or an entire room that could use a fresh coat of paint!
These little things will make the shorter days seem brighter and lighter. You can also kick the winter blues by taking a quick vacation to a warmer climate.