Millions of us are wearing face masks these days to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus causing the Covid-19 pandemic. That has created an interesting new storage challenge in our homes: Where the heck should we keep them? I hang mine on a doorknob in my entry foyer. That makes it difficult — not impossible, mind you, but harder — to leave home without one. This is not an ideal or long-term solution, so I reached out to eight industry pros for what they’re doing in their own homes and client projects. Here are their tips from my latest Forbes.com piece, along with an idea of mine for a ‘someone-please-design-one-of-these’ solution for the reusable mask user.

Laundry rooms are great spots for mask storage, and refreshers can help sanitize them
(PHOTO: LG ELECTRONICS USA / WELLNESS BY DESIGN, TILLER PRESS (C) J. GOLD)

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Another piece I wrote for Forbes shares 10 ideas for improving your backyard and outdoor living space. (It was written for Independence Day Weekend, but these suggestions can be used at any time!) Since so many of us are staying home more than traveling right now, making your own ‘great outdoors’ greater with more comfort, amenities and safety makes sense. Some can boost your property value as well as your mood.

 

 

If you’re looking at easy, affordable ways to improve your home’s exterior this summer, check out these 12 Tips from BobVila.com. I’m proud to say that two of my wellness design tips were included.

See how this addition enhances your home’s exterior
(PHOTO: BOBVILA.COM/ISTOCKPHOTO.COM)

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Are you sending one of your young ‘uns off to college this fall? If so, these tips from Better Homes & Gardens‘ site on dorm room comforts is worth checking out. I was delighted to have one of my wellness design tips included in the piece.

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I was delighted to see early Goodreads reviews of my upcoming book being so positive! (These were via reviewer copies.) If you preorder a copy now, you can not only get the book sent your way when it publishes September 1, you can enter to win one of the wellness design tips included in its pages. Here are all of the details!

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Click here to join my Book Launch Circle for upcoming special events and giveaways.

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With Covid spiking in so many places around the U.S., this FREE DOWNLOAD can help you at home this summer.