3 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home
It’s hard to believe 2018 is already coming to a close! The start of a new year always brings new ambitions and goals, in hopes that these things will get accomplished or become healthy habits for the future. While we’re typically focused on resolutions for ourselves, why not commit to a few that are extensions of ourselves — resolutions for our home.
You probably spend the majority of your time at home, following work. Does the new year have you thinking about new projects to take on or ways to make your time spent at home more enjoyable? Below are a few great home resolutions to make for 2017.
Create a Cleaning Routine
It’s easy to fall out of habit with your home cleaning routine — that is, if you’ve ever created one before. For many, cleaning ends up happening when things start to look dirty… which isn’t a routine at all. 2017 could be the year you figure out how to keep your home clean without it becoming a daunting and time-consuming process. In order to do this, you’ll need to set some daily rules, such as:
- All dirty dishes get loaded into the dishwasher by the end of the day
- All dirty clothes are put into a hamper while others are hung up or put away where they belong
- And any other applicable daily tasks
When it comes to keeping dirt at bay, schedule a time to clean your house once a week. Some tips for a cleaner home include keeping all of your cleaning products in one place, as well as in a caddy so they’re easily transported from room to room. Another thing to keep in mind is that you should only focus on one cleaning task at a time.
Ditch the Clutter
Most of us start the new year with an accumulation of stuff. And more stuff than we had before. While the cliche saying goes “out with the old and in with the new,” we sometimes forget about the first part. It’s time-consuming to sort, and parting with that old tee shirt we never wear anymore can be harder than anticipated. With that being said, a clutter-free home makes room for the new and provides a much more relaxing atmosphere.
Plan a Renovation
Is there a room in your home that you’ve always wanted to change? In order to make the most of the space, it might be time for a renovation. Whether it’s a bathroom, laundry area, or entryway, start by crafting a plan for how you envision the renovated space to look. A renovated space can bring new life into your home.