Elevate Your Wellness at Home: 4 Self-Care Ideas for a Fresh Start in 2024

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Elevate Your Welness at Home: 4 Self-Care Ideas for a Fresh Start in 2024

 At Dufresne Furniture, we recognize the profound connection between your personal space and wellness, no matter the size of your home. With that in mind, we've gathered some helpful tips to help get you ready for a fresh start in 2024.


Self-Care Through Storage Solutions

Living with clutter in your space can devolve into chaos if you don't control the mess, especially in smaller spaces. Decluttering isn't just about throwing things away; it's also about finding a place to store them. Everyone has a different allowance of how much is considered clutter, but whatever that may be, having a place to store your special items when you're not using them helps bring you a sense of calm. As the saying goes, "Out of sight, out of mind."


Store items under the bed

We spend lots of time in our bedrooms; according to studies, we spend about a third of our lives there. It's understandable to double up on the throws and blankets to keep warm in winter, but where does all of that go when you're out of bed? The Storage Bed is what you're looking for. Unlike getting dedicated tubs that roll under the bed, the storage bed comes with built-in storage compartments, usually made with the bed's aesthetics in mind, keeping a low profile when closed.
With all the unnecessary accessories out of the way, it gets much easier to take a deep breath, seeing all the space you've created for yourself.


Grayson Storage Bed in bedroom

Store items under the coffee table

The living room comes in second as one of the most used spaces in our home. We relax here, play games here, think here, and sometimes even work here. So, with the amount of things we do in the living room, it's expected to have unnecessary things out in the open when we're not using them. Having multifunctional furniture like a coffee table with built-in storage helps to clear the clutter from your space, giving your eyes the clarity your mind needs to function.

Tuck the shoes away

Imagine coming home from a long day only to be greeted by the chaos of shoes sprawled along the entryway. The storage bench is a sneaky solution for tucking away your shoes when you don't need them. The bench also doubles as seating, so you can take a deep breath as you remove your shoes at the end of the day.

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Self-Care in the kitchen

Like all other living spaces in your home, having a clean and accessible kitchen can affect your mood drastically. For those who don't thrive in a chaotic kitchen, it's understandable to order takeout rather than dig through the chaos to make a meal. If you find yourself less motivated to cook in your kitchen, one way to entice yourself is to create a more accessible kitchen with the right appliances.

The ease of multipurpose

The advent of multipurpose appliances has made having a cleaner facade in the kitchen much more achievable; having an appliance that can handle multiple tasks means more space and ease in your kitchen.
The countertop oven, for instance, replaces multiple reasonably sized appliances in the kitchen, giving you the space you need to spread out your ingredients. Look out for our upcoming article on multipurpose appliances for a more detailed look into these marvelous culinary tools.

KitchenAid Digital Countertop Oven in environment
KitchenAid Digital Countertop Oven

A sorted fridge for a better meal

Having a clean and accessible fridge can do wonders for your wellness journey; it helps reduce guesswork, which reduces the mental energy required to pick out what to eat. Mental fatigue is one of the major causes of poor mental health, and trying to minimize the number of decisions in the kitchen can help your mind focus on more tasks. Arrange your food items based on how often you use them, with the frequently used and perishable items being the most accessible.

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LG French Door Fridge Full Image

Self-care through comfortable seating

Comfortable and well-positioned seating can positively influence your mental health by creating a more conducive environment for you to think. Try placing your couch at a focal point in the room with space to move around, and if you have an accent chair, try getting it closer to the window or light source.


Martina 6 Piece Sectional

Self-care through a good night's sleep

Nothing improves mood over time like having a consistent good night's rest. Adequate rest helps regulate our emotional resilience, which in turn helps us avoid mood swings, irritability and key stressors linked to depression.
A few factors contribute to having a good night's rest, most of which require personal development, but having a comfortable sleep eases that journey.


Tempur-Pedic Prosense - Soft Memory Foam
Tempur-Pedic Prosense Memory Foam

Check out our other articles for more insights, practical tips, and innovative ideas to craft spaces that reflect your style while nurturing your well-being. You can also follow us on Instagram @DufresneStyle to see what more we have in store.