• Sue Khan

the Naked List: Home Office / Gym Must Haves

Updated: Feb 19


If you follow me on IG, I recently revealed my garage transformation. I always talk about how nature abhors a vacuum, and that where there is space, nature seeks to fill it, so you must fill with #intention. Well, I did NOT do that with my garage. When we moved in, we used it to house all the items from our move that we didn't have a designated place for at the time. It also was home to suitcases (travel, remember that?!), strollers, kids memory boxes etc. Not very #minimal + not very intentional at all.


During lockdown, I realized I didn't have a calm place for me to just reset and re-center. I usually would just go, go, go and then book a vacation to reset but with the inability to travel due to Covid I realized the importance of creating calm at home and inserting it into my daily routine. I decided to transform the garage into my Minimalist Sanctuary aka a calm place to separate work from family, reset + just vibe. I used my 7 go to steps to downsize and transform the space, and while it is still a work in progress (part of something bigger I am manifesting...eek!) I am SO happy with how it has turned out!


Check out this BEFORE + AFTER //




I decided to be very intentional about what I bought into the space to keep it #minimal and purposeful. Check out all my must haves below!


FURNITURE:

Standing Desk - because it is so important to not spend the whole day sitting!

Bike Desk - Probably my most favorite. Love to jump on and check emails or take calls from here!

Shoe Rack - I didn't want a large book shelf because you know what happens with clutter magnets. Instead I repurposed this shoe rack to make a mini shelf!


WELLNESS FAVES:

Theragun - I love this for after a workout, it feels SO good. I have the mini but there are larger ones with more features!

Air purifier - It is still a garage, so to make sure to improve the air quality as best I can I added a mini one!

Diffuser - Because whats a zen space without some essential oils going?

Ankle Weights - Bala is my favorite, they are super sleek. Love using them while I'm doing laundry or running errands. Neutral tones of course.

Fitness Bands - I low key thought just buying these bands will give me a body like Denae, Bermudian personal trainer of Fitness Dynamics. It didn't but I use them anyway! We gonna get there!

Yoga Blocks - Because yoga really isn't my thing so I NEED these blocks to get a good stretch on!

Moon Phase Mats - My sister in law put me on to these and I am obsessed! I love how they just finish the room.


not pictured: Cloud Magetic Key holder - it is the CUTEST thing, super #minimal, I use it to hang my yoga straps!


Then I added life! I love how fresh greenery just brightens the room. I added a snake plant, succulent and a congo plant. Love how they just finish the space! #plantmom


Still have a few more things to do in here to finish the space and then just patiently waiting for the bigger project! Can't wait to share!


Check out these resources to get started on your #minimalist journey:

5 Steps to Start Your Minimalist Journey

Do You Wanna Be A Minimalist?

Minimalism + Children

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