Mindset Clutter Relationships

Guest Blog by Daniel Sherwin of DadSolo.com

Jul 31, 2023

You spend plenty of time at home so it’s only natural that you’ll want to turn it into a space that truly supports your health and well-being. Your home should be the place where you can relax and feel your best. Today, Daniel Sherwin of DadSolo.com shares some tips and resources to help reduce clutter by digitising your documents, designing a fully functional home gym, and even starting an indoor garden!

Digitise Your Physical Documents

Before you take on any big home improvement projects, you’ll need to clear away your clutter. Sort through your closets and donate clothes you don’t need, toss unnecessary items from your drawers and cabinets, and clean out your garage, attic, and basement.

Paperwork can also be a huge source of clutter, especially in your home office. It’s time to sort through all of your physical documents, determine if there are any files you can simply throw away, and digitise the remaining documents. After digitising multiple files, you can rotate a PDF if you run into any problems sharing via different platforms.

Create a Home Workout Space

If you have a workout space at home, you can cancel your gym membership and save money, all while staying in shape! To set up your personal home gym, ElleDecoration recommends investing in high-quality equipment like a treadmill or cross trainer, installing bright lighting, and putting up a TV so that you can follow along with workout videos.

Revamp Your Kitchen

You cook and dine in your kitchen, so you’ll want to design a space that motivates you to make smart decisions for your health. For instance, you may want to purchase a larger fridge with a big freezer so that you can buy groceries in bulk and meal prep instead of ordering takeout. You could also cultivate an indoor garden and grow your favourite fresh herbs on your windowsill!

Invest in Air Purification

If you have poor air quality in your area, you may want to pick out an air purifier for your home. You’ll want to carefully research your options to make the best choice for your household. Sylvane recommends choosing a purifier designed for your needs. Some are specifically intended for people suffering from asthma, allergies, or chemical sensitivities. You can also use house plants like aloe vera, spider plants, and peace lily for the same purpose!

Get Crafty With DIY Projects

Chances are, you’ll be able to complete certain maintenance or renovation projects on your own, which will help you save money! For example, you probably won’t need to hire a professional if you just want to paint your home, repair a few squeaky floorboards, or replace small fixtures like your taps or washers.

Consider Hiring Pro Contractors

When should you shell out for a contractor? Family Handyman states that you shouldn’t be tempted to DIY any projects that involve electrical work, removing walls, repairing your roof, pouring concrete, or doing large tree removals. Even if you think you’re handy, all of these projects should be handled by a pro - the safety risks that come with even small mistakes are simply not worth the potential savings. Ask your friends and neighbours for local contractors they would recommend!

If you’re itching for a change, why not pour your energy into fun interior design and renovation projects? Upgrading your home can help you upgrade your overall quality of life! With these tips, you’ll be ready to digitise paper clutter, get fit at home, and hire contractors for complex projects.

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Daniel Sherwin is a single dad raising two children – a 9 year old daughter and 6 year old son. He created DadSolo.com, aiming to provide other single dads with information and resources to help them better equip themselves on the journey that is parenthood.

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