"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." —William Morris
Designed to Order: Stylish Solutions to Organize Your Home (House Beautiful)
Spring is here and there's beauty everywhere. Gorgeous flowers are blooming, the Yankees and the Mets are playing. It's all very exciting. Spring is also the perfect time for a fresh start especially when it comes to cleaning out our homes, work place, and minds, from all of the unnecessary things we've accumulated.
How is this done?
(Tip: Throw on some of your favorite tunes while doing the following...)
Step 1. Ease your mind a bit by doing something as simple as arranging and cleaning your house and your office. Like the quote above says, if it's not useful or beautiful, you should probably get rid of it. If you don't know where to start, that's okay, start anywhere. Use your imagination to take a mental snapshot of how much open space you can have and imagine how great it'll feel to make that vision a reality. Not to mention, how great it'd be to not go crazy looking for papers and tripping over clothes.
Step 2. Once you've gotten rid of the old, replace it with the new. Close your eyes and think of what makes you happy, calm, relaxed, or inspired. Incorporate those thoughts into your decorum. For example, if the thought of sipping a Pina Colada during summer vacations makes you smile, pick up some pina colada scented bathing gel to spruce up your morning routine. If you have obstacles standing in the way of your goals, hang up a picture of Muhammad Ali knocking out Sonny Liston in the first round, for motivation.
The possibilities are endless...
Here is a list of books that may help you make your space,"Your" space.
Tell us what you've done to make your space,"your" space.