BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Now that the holidays are over, one of the most common resolutions people have is to change their personal space, whether it’s fitting out a closet or bringing new life to a space with a renovation.
Michelle Dew, owner of Cultivate your space believes that our outdoor spaces impact us mentally and physically.
“I think that our physical spaces, our homes, our offices, [and] our offices really have an impact on mental and emotional health, so anything we can do to declutter, simplify, beautify our outdoor spaces is really going to have a big impact internally, ”said Dew.
She understands that organizing your home can be a stressful and intimidating task, so she recommends setting a timer, starting small, and motivating yourself.
As a personal organizer, her organizing and decluttering philosophy is to take it all out. For an example of his method in action, see the video below as Dew applies it to a closet.
Click here for a list of products that Dew recommends for the organization.
Beyond organizing certain spaces, Dew says to designate a “drop-zone” in your home.
“What I like to say is you want to catch the chaos before it starts,” Dew says. “I like to catch the chaos ahead of time, and what I recommend most for that is having it in place. Everyone in the family knows the moment you walk in the door that this is where all the chaos goes.
In Dew’s own house, his drop zone is next to his front door, it includes:
- A coat hook
- A key hook
- A place for sunglasses and masks
- A shoe basket
There’s no need to break the bank if you’re looking to change your space.
“The biggest impact and the biggest bang for the buck will be the paint,” Dew said. “A new coat of paint can go a long way. You can make a room on a weekend or even a Saturday.
She adds that the other thing you can do is peel and stick wallpaper.
“Wallpaper is definitely back. It’s definitely in fashion. It’s definitely a trend, ”says Dew. “The great thing about peel and stick wallpaper is that it is tenant friendly. “
If you don’t want to take care of the renovation or organization work on your own, Dew offers you consultations and a Online course which will educate you on topics such as style and renovation.
In addition, it offers a free e-book, called “Cultivate a space of intention. ” In this book, she takes four steps to creating a space you want to be in, and she touches on topics like organization, style, and how our spaces affect us.
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