As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, and as we all know from simply being human in 2020, we’ve begun to spend a lot more time in spaces such as our bedrooms, or just our homes in general, than we ever used to due to the pandemic. I’m hoping this blog post will give you some ideas on how to make your space a happy place to be despite being there 24/7!
My first tip would be to keep it tidy. Although this sounds easy enough, it’s very easy to let things get a little out of hand when it comes to keeping your space tidy. We’ve all been there, when you’ve printed off a few too many things that don’t have a home, when you’ve left notebooks open on your desk, even just forgetting to put your shoes away properly! It all adds up, and a messy space really does affect your mindset. Start off with your desk or workspace, and make sure everything you need on a daily basis has an accessible home. Next, anything that you don’t need as regularly or just doesn’t need to be on display can be put away in drawers or given another home further away from your workspace. These two little actions will make your workspace feel a lot less cluttered and, consequently, your mind will also feel much less cluttered!
After this, it’s a great idea to give your space a little clean! If you have the time, a full on deep clean can work wonders. But if, like for me, the idea of that makes you want to curl up in a ball, just grab some surface wipes or a spray and sponge and give your workspace a quick once over. Maybe you’ll catch the bug and want to clean more of your room, but even if you don’t, at least the space you sit at for the longest time during the day will be nice and clean and smell fresh!
My last little tip would be to make it feel homely. I think a lot of us who are renting can’t really be bothered with doing much decorating as it feels too temporary. But, some little touches can really make a difference. Put up some prints or posters on the walls, get a cushion and throw for your bed, have a candle or plant on your desk. The difference these little things will make is crazy!
I hope these three tips really help you make your space a better place to spend your time!