Relationships are hard work. They require patience, understanding, respect, and above all, love. So this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to romance the one who is always there to comfort you through every season, the one who keeps you warm when the outside world turns a cold shoulder – your home.

Here are just a few ways to spoil your home rotten this Valentine’s Day:

Treat it to a spa day. There’s something very satisfying about a clean house. Show your home a little TLC and tackle those areas of your home you’ve been neglecting. Vacuum behind the furniture, shampoo the carpets, or wash all the windows. Focus on one job at a time to make it a little more manageable.

Buy it a little bling. Everyone loves a little something pretty every now and then. Something a bit frivolous instead of purely functional. Maybe you’ve had your heart set on a sparkly chandelier, a metallic wallpaper feature wall, or something as simple as a new set of wine glasses or pretty vase.

Or perhaps perfume. Whether it’s a scented candle, an essential oil diffuser, or a home-made air freshener, a little scent can make a home feel more welcoming. And remember, scents have an impact on our moods. Need a pick-me-up on a gloomy day? Dab a little lemon juice on a cotton balls and place them around the house.

Make reservations. Have you been putting off that heating system inspection or chimney cleaning? It’s never too late in the season for such vital services. Annual routine maintenance is essential to keeping your family comfortable and safe all year round.

Don’t forget flowers. Flowers have the power to brighten up any day. Pick up a few inexpensive bunches at the grocery store and break up into smaller arrangements. Place a couple on your kitchen counters, one in the bathroom, and one on your nightstand. You don’t even need fancy vases. Use empty glass jars, drinking glasses, or glass beverage bottles.

So how exactly, you ask, are these Valentine’s Day gifts for yourself?  It’s simple:  the better you take care of it, the better it will take care of you and your family.  And always here to lend a helping hand are your friendly, neighborhood LBA heroes for any home plumbing, heating, drain, or similar indoor comfort need you might have.