Natalie Weinstein, Allied ASID
As we are now settled into the new year and look back again at the past year – on our accomplishments and our intentions, we now continue to move ahead. Perhaps in the past few weeks you were able to reflect on friends, family and other special people who have loved and inspired you throughout the year. In your gratitude, perhaps you’ve also been thinking about ways to be a better person to yourself and others in the coming year. At a recent gathering we talked about ways to begin anew with your home.
Think about how your home makes you feel and what you would change if money was no object. Make a "wish list" and "needs list". You might discover that some easy fixes would make you feel a lot better. Then maybe you would be willing to wait for the bigger projects if you put in some “sweat equity” to get your home in shape.
What happens when there are improvements in our home and we discover the real connection between our home and ourselves? For example, when the kitchen is improved, we want to improve our cooking and eat healthier, which is the best way to lose weight, feel fit, and start an exercise program that works for you.
While renewing and redoing often begins in the New Year with resolutions, remember it is just beginning! And to continue with new beginnings, here are a few tips for your home renovating project: