Hello Brenda, thank you for your question.
Full time. Your home and car.
Yes, I believe it is very important, to slowly re-do your home, to look (and feel) more feminine..than the way your home looked previously. You asked what tips to begin. I would begin with a bold color of paint, on an accent wall in your living room and also in your bedroom. Perhaps one color behind your bed, and purchase a bed spread with that color in it, and purchase some fabulous throw pillows from Pier One. In your living room, another wall…and find a colorful slip cover, for the old sofa. Measure, and find a new feminine color and it will slip over and fold into the sofa. Again, throw pillows in great colors! They will transform the old brown “guy” sofa.
Take all the clutter out, all of it. Only hang a few things on the wall. A nice mirror, one or two paintings. I would remove photos from the past, and find a special place in your bedroom for that. You want your living room, to have a new, statement. So, no base ball caps hanging on the rack! Smiles. If you go to the paint stores web sites, like Kelly Moore…they have a software program …you select the living room, or bedroom, etc. You click on the wall, with the color your drag over. It will show you, how the room will look, with different colors on the walls and ceiling! What a wonderful improvement, to avoid wasting time and money and the wrong color or paint. It will help you with the base boards also.
In closing Brenda, I am thrilled you’re cleaning out your home, removing the “clutter” and giving a new feminine touch! Also, look through magazines for ideas for wall colors that are feminine. A bathroom is small and easy to paint, in one solid color, and add a large vase with VERY long silk flowers…that are a second color..to the bathroom wall color. Add towels, the color…of the really tall silk flowers. Again, no clutter!! Next, scented candles that smelll yummy. Rose, lavender. A single woman, wants her home to smell as good….as she does! Call a battered womens shelter, clear out all the clothes that don’t fit, and clear out all the clutter. Now, when you come home and walk in, you will just, FEEL better. This is important for all the full time girls, you want your home to feel, look and smell feminine. Oh yes, NO trucks! Trade it in for a smaller car!!
And, have fun with it. Being full time, is a full transition of home, car, clothes–not just you!