The month of February is a short month that can feel like an eternity. Getting outside and enjoying winter recreation is a great way to beat the blues, but takes extra time and energy that the work week may not always allow. Another option is to focus on the inside! Take some time for yourself, commit to inside renovations that are easy and fun, get cozy!
SMALL Changes BIG Results
Renovations in the wintertime can be a challenge. Big projects might be too messy. It's hard enough to keep the house in order! Solution, make a list of smaller fixes that are easy to skip when it's beautiful outside. Fix that broken latch, replace those tired curtains, clean out your closet, paint the kitchen cabinets. PRO TIP: pick a corner of one room as a staging corner. Keep project supplies at hand, neatly packed in totes or covered with a tasteful throw. Tick those tiny projects off your list and February will fly by.
Pick a Room for Meditative Makeover
The beauty of the winter months in the north are wrapped in solitude. If your mind is striving for action, but the weather is driving you inside, your house can feel like a cave. Transform it into a retreat! Pick a space, or a whole room to make a cozy place to rest, read or simply sit and soak in the silence that snow, ice and cold create in nature. Make the space your own and enjoy some inner interests.
Nothing makes a home cozier than the smell and sight of baked goods. Even if it's not your usual thing, even boxed baked goods are great to create. The internet is also full of easy to achieve baking projects that are fun and yummy! Spend some extra time in the kitchen, turn on some tunes, dance the ice away!