If your new year’s resolution is to be healthy this year, you can use your apartment in Charleston, SC to help. There are changes you can make to your home to support a healthier lifestyle.
Think about the biggest obstacles to creating a new, healthier lifestyle. Maybe it’s that your apartment is so cluttered that you find it depressing or frustrating. Maybe your kitchen isn’t set up to make home cooking easy, or your bedroom isn’t conducive to good sleep. Thinking about the parts of your lifestyle you want to change most may help you figure out potential changes in your apartment.
Here are some specific suggestions for changes to your apartment:
Any exercise equipment needs to be relatively accessible; if you have to struggle to get to it every time you want to use it, you probably won’t. If you like exercising with videos or when watching television, make sure there’s sufficient space in front of the television to perform your workout. Remember you apartment home has a fitness center, schedule your exercise time into your calendar.
Do you keep a television set in the bedroom? If TV is interfering with your sleep, try moving the set to another room entirely.
Make sure your bedroom is a place to relax. Don’t work in it; if you have a studio apartment, try putting up a screen between your desk and your bed.
Your kitchen needs to be relatively well organized and clean if you’re going to cook in it. Maintain a clear and clean space near the sink and stove to handle food preparation. Don’t place mail or other papers on your kitchen counters.
If you have kitchen equipment you intend to use but rarely do, store it on higher shelves rather than on valuable counter space.
Clean out your refrigerator regularly. Keep a permanent marker in your kitchen to label items you’ve opened or frozen, so you don’t have to guess how old they are.
Ensure your apartment is well-ventilated.
Regular dusting and vacuuming will also help. Don’t forget to dust hard-to-reach, easy-to-forget places, such as ceiling fans.
You can help yourself live a healthier life by creating an environment in your apartment that supports living well. Keep your home clean and organized so that the time you spend there only adds to the well-being you feel!