As a female, the weight of the world can often feel almost unbearable. Womanhood is rough; you need a sanctuary to escape to in order to get some respite from whatever it is that has you down, be it your job, schoolwork, or family demands.
If you want to truly treat yourself to a sanctuary that allows you to relax at the end of a stressful day, you may want to consider building a “She Shed” for yourself. Garages are perfect for She Sheds, assuming you do not have an actual shed because they are often full of wasted space anyway. If you want to transform your garage into a beautiful She Shed to escape to, here are three tips to follow.
1. Spruce up the walls and the floors of your garage.
The top tip for creating your She Shed is to make sure that the space itself looks and feels both comfortable and beautiful. To do this, you’ll likely need to spruce up the dingy or dusty floors and walls of your garage. Treat your walls to a fresh coat of paint that makes you feel both soothed and powerful, like a pale blue or a muted, creamy mauve.
Then, invest in a garage floor coating that will soften up and protect your garage floors. Since you’ll be spending a lot of time in your garage, it is worth it to treat the floors with a durable epoxy that will stand up to messes, resist stains, and protect from damage. An epoxy floor coating and garage floor paint on top will give your She Shed a fresh look and can set your mind at ease knowing the garage floor is protected.
2. Create a special space for you to do the thing you love most.
Part of the self-care that will go on in your She Shed is doing the hobbies and activities that you love most. That means you should carve out an area in your She Shed to devote to that one activity. Maybe you get a pottery wheel if you’re a ceramicist or create a cozy reading nook if you’re a total bookworm.
You may even want to make a small home gym to incorporate fun fitness exercises into your workout routine. Whatever it is that makes you happy, make sure it has a designated area in your She Shed. You won’t regret it.
3. Store the things that make you happy.
One great use for your She Shed is storage. Not to get so Konmari Technique about it, but surrounding yourself with the items you cherish and that truly provide you the most happiness is a key way of bettering your life and your mental health.
For instance, if you make or if you wear lots of jewelry, it could be worth your while to add a necklace rack to your She Shed environment. A necklace rack is a convenient and attractive way to show off the jewelry you love most while also keeping your space clutter-free.
Your necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings bring you joy, so it’s worth treating them—and you!—to a beautiful display in the space you’ll be spending a lot of your time. Likewise, if clothing is a passion for you, consider installing some attractive closet solutions to your garage-turned-She Shed. You’ll be filled with joy to see your jackets, tops, pants, and dresses treated with the same kindness you are treating yourself within your She Shed.