Happy New Year! This is the time of year when everyone tries to decide what their new year’s resolutions will be. For some, its finally joining a gym and working on losing weight once and for all. For others, it’s deciding to travel and visit family and friends more. As you begin to outline your goals for a new, exciting chapter, don’t neglect your beloved home in the process. Here’s our list of the top 5 new year resolutions to help you get the most out of home.
1.- Finish that Project
Regardless of whether you rent or own a home, we all have tons of projects that we start and never really get to finish. Remember when you wanted to add shelves to your bedroom wall and you bought them but never did the installation? Now is the perfect time to get that done. Or maybe you were working on getting your laundry room in order in the basement. Convince yourself that completing this project will make your quality of life better for the rest of the year since you do laundry at least once a week. Trust us, completing a project that has been pending will give you a sense of accomplishment in the early stages of this year.
2.- Get More Organized
Even if you consider yourself to be a neat freak, there’s always more that we can do to maximize our space. Whether you start in your home office, kitchen or bedroom, there are usually things that we can organize more efficiently. This is a great time to downsize and declutter to set the tone for the year. Take some time and decide what you want to toss in the garbage, donate to friends or keep for yourself. This is a soothing process that will only result in good and make your home look better at the same time.
3.- Think Green
Have you been thinking about adding some plants to your home for a while now? Stop procrastinating and get it done. Plants not only add to the overall mood of your home but they also make it more attractive. This is also a great time for you to start that gardening project that you’ve been telling friends and family about for a few years as well. Invest in going green and you’ll reap the benefits while having another fun hobby.
4.- Get Outside
We spend a lot of time focusing on making sure the interior of our homes are in tip-top shape. This year, spend more time outside to better your entire home and add some curb appeal. If you have boxes and moving supplies in your backyard ever since you relocated, it’s time to clean that up. Maybe you want to put a fresh coat of paint on your walls to brighten it up and blend in with your neighbors. Or perhaps you just need some landscaping help. Creating and sticking to a schedule to cut the lawn and clean your pool is another great home resolution. Give some tender love and attention to the exterior of your home too.
5.- Add Entertainment
Have you been thinking about things you can do to spend more time at home? By adding entertainment options, you can save money and skip the activities and nightclubs. From getting more platforms to watch television shows and movies to getting DJ equipment and game consoles, there are tons of things you can do to improve your home experience. Its easy to conquer boredom!