December is always marked with the Spirit of Giving, but before long we’ll be well on our way to deciding what we will change in the new year. Fortunately, it doesn’t always have to be about you. Although it can, and that’s ok too.
Start your new year off with a fresh start for your home, because it deserves a little TLC for letting you live in it day in and day out. Here’s three home resolutions that can replace “go to the gym” and “become paleo” - because honestly…we’re not sure what paleo really means.
1. Make it a point to feel secure.
Most of the time we take for granted what our four walls give us, so give it the energy it deserves. Maybe your house is gorgeous and remodeled *cough-by Living Space Designs-cough* but does it make you feel safe?
Spend a little time doing these simple things to put your mind at ease in the new year:
-Check your home for unwanted chemicals. We mean carbon monoxide and radon. For $20 you can install an alert system and rest easy - radon free.
-Dryer lint beware. The most devastating thing could be a fire in your home. Make sure to check the lint trap every time you dry, and maybe on a lazy day spend a few extra moments cleaning the vents and ducts behind your dryer.
2. Does it spark joy?
The easiest way to declutter your life is to declutter your home. Haven’t heard of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up? It’s fine. Point is clearing clutter simplifies your space and your mindset. But you really should read that book.
One consultant in Atlanta said her best advice is to “ ill your home with the things that raise your energy level and make you feel good, and get rid of the things that drain your energy or are broken," she says. Our advice: keep it simple.
-Put all the random (yet useful) things out of sight. No one wants to look at cleaning supplies on the counter or a stack of DVDs in the corner. Like our last post - use trays and baskets to your advantage. Arrange similar items together and add a plant - boom, home design.
3: Make a routine…for cleaning!
Keep the mess to a minimum by knowing which chores belong to what days. Tuesday sounds like a good day to broom.
Perhaps you make a daily versus weekly chart/routine. Daily might include dishes or laundry, weekly could be dusting and washing the pups. Remember to focus on one task at a time. There isn’t anything that is so important that you can’t take time to enjoy yourself while doing it. Music + wine + broom = not too shabby of an afternoon (if you drink wine in the afternoon). ;)
We hope that your #newyearsresolution brings happiness and joy. Cheers to you and your home this holiday season!