HYGGE YOUR MOTHER!
Written By Melanie McConnell
Have you heard of Hygge? Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) comes from a Danish word that means “give comfort and joy.” What better description of a loving mother who gives life, comfort, and joy to her home and children!? Mother’s Day gives us an excellent opportunity to thank our moms for their contribution to humanity!
Hygge is less about THINGS and more about lifestyle, a warm atmosphere that embodies an outlook on life that welcomes positivity and enjoyment of family and friends’ activities. Organizing and Hygge go hand in hand because chaos and clutter are not very relaxing!
Here are some great clutter-free gift ideas for mom that can bring HER the same comfort and joy she’s got you!
It could be something fun, like a spa day, or create your own spa day at home. Board
games or puzzles. Print out a list of questions you can ask that may become valuable someday to future generations. Make a scrapbook together, and don’t forget to take photos of your time together! Doing something WITH mom (if possible) will be the best gift you can give her!
We are all familiar with how eating different foods can invoke memories and a corresponding emotional response in us! So make mom a memorable meal! Or maybe create your own wine tasting event? Warm beverages in a cozy room. Find a meal she used to love from her childhood, or perhaps even from your childhood, and have fun remembering. Put out candles, flowers, a nice tablecloth and relish the feast together.
Does your mom have an abundance of old photographs, video cassettes, or other memorabilia that she can’t enjoy because they’re not in the latest, usable format? What about getting her a conversion box to digitize old media? This is an excellent gift that mom will treasure, but so will the entire family!
EASE her burdens!
Hire a cleaning service to come in and clean! Maybe the yard could use some extra
attention, hire a yard service. Or perhaps she’d enjoy a meal planning service? And lastly, who doesn’t need help being more organized? Hiring a professional organizer to come in with a custom plan to help things run more smoothly is a gift that keeps on giving!
Melanie McConnell is a Professional Organizer and the owner of Mello Spaces. She helps busy professionals and parents get the organized home of their dreams. Check out her website www.mellospaces.com and follow her on Instagram: @mellospaces
Florena Davies is a Professional Organizer and Owner of Organize by Flo. She uses her experience as a wife and mother of 2 to create real life organizational systems and changes for work and home that allow our 2 worlds to co-exist and 'Flo" together. Check out her website at https://www.organizebyflo.com/ and on instagram @organizebyflo.
Marybeth Welty helps women create calm and healthy homes and lives. With over 12 years of experience in organizing, interior design, sustainable building, and mindful living, Marybeth is passionate about improving your mental health, your work, your relationships, and supporting the life of your dreams by starting with where you live, your home. You can book a free meeting with her at https://sustainablelifestylesolutions.com/20-min-free and connect with her on Instagram at @this_sustainable_lifestyle.