Experts and customers agree, your home is an extension of you. If you’re someone who is a planner, who tends to look at the tiny details, chances are good that your home is on the neater side. If you have a much more relaxed demeanour and don’t sweat the small stuff, or even the medium sized stuff, your home will probably indicate that. If your favourite colour is blue, you may have chosen to paint your kitchen the same hue. If you’re an avid fan of flowers, the flora is probably a-plenty in your humble abode. There’s a science behind this, and today, with the help of Australian Heritage Homes, Baxton Property Management is breaking down details that your home says about you.
The colour of your door
You’re making a statement to your visitors even sooner than you think. Passers-by can gauge important facets of your personality just based on the colour of your front door. Psychology shows that if your home has a bright front door – a red or a yellow – it means that the inhabitants are confident and do not mind what others think. Those with demurer doors are more likely to be introverts.
Food on the counter
Looking for an easy way to lose weight? Put away that cereal box that’s been sitting on the counter for months. Or at least be strategic about it. Cornell University in New York did a study that found men and women weighed an average of 1.5 stones more, when a single box of cereal was left out. Interestingly enough, those that had fruits or veggies out, weighed almost half a stone less than those who didn’t.
Your organisational skills
Yes, how well your closet is organized does speak to how Type-A you may be. But the results may surprise you. Those who are most organized and detail-oriented tend to have the messiest sock drawers. Yes, you read that right and there is good reason why. Many different studies have found that this group prioritizes the more important things in life, versus stewing over how to navigate their sock drawers.
Your anxiety levels
Do you tend to shove small messes under the bed or behind furniture? Your anxiety levels are lower than friends and family who take the time to clean these up. Experts say this is because those with higher anxiety levels have a greater need to control every facet of their environment.
More specifically, your home can speak to whether you’re a millennial or not. Older generations have fewer photos on their walls and in frames. This makes sense, since technology has evolved greatly, allowing younger inhabitants to quickly snap pictures on cameras or even on their phones. Previous generations also saw copious amounts of photos as gauche. Millennials on the other hand, are much more apt to share self-portraits.
Questions as you’re looking around your home? Give the Baxton Property Management a shout. And be sure to check out the Australian Heritage Homes blog for more information.
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