Storage is important. Whether it's cushions you only use outside in the summer, or blankets that only come out in the winter, you've always got to think of where to store them.
The first rule of management is delegation. Don't try and do everything yourself because you can't.
Rearranging furniture, adding some candles, or making even small tweaks can really make the difference.
Knowing that you're the one who's been rejected, God it makes you feel isolated. I defy anybody not to be a bit upset. I felt as though I'd walked into the house trailing all this baggage.
If everybody knows where everything is kept you can avoid wasting time looking for things.