A brand-new year is almost here which means it’s the perfect time to set some goals for 2022.
If you’re looking for ideas to get started, we’re sharing five New year’s resolutions for your home.
Starting the New Year with a clean slate is a great way to begin. The first step is getting rid of the clutter that accumulates throughout the year. It can be overwhelming to think of the big picture of this chore, so take it room by room.
Go through every drawer, clear every surface, and raid every closet. Create a donate pile and a purge pile. As you go through this process, take time to reorganize your belongings in the most efficient way. This could be adding new storage solutions or rearranging your existing ones.
Create a Cleaning Schedule
Break your household chores into buckets – daily, weekly, and monthly. Doing so will help you stay organized and on top of your cleaning schedule. Here’s a quick blueprint to consider:
- Daily – Make beds. Vacuum the floors. Wipe down counters. Tidy up living spaces. Clear surfaces of clutter.
- Weekly – Clean the bathrooms. Empty and clean kids’ lunch boxes. Wash bedding. Dust the house. Mop floors.
- Monthly – Clean ceiling fan paddles. Wipe down slats of custom wood shutters. Deep clean the refrigerator and microwave. Wipe down walls and baseboards.
Beyond turning off the lights when you leave a room or shutting the water off while brushing your teeth, there are plenty of ways to drastically reduce energy consumption. And since windows are responsible for up to 30 percent of a home’s heating and cooling loss, installing custom wood shutters can make a big difference. Our precision shutters keep cold and heat out by providing your home with an added layer of insulation.
Make a List of Projects
Many people tease about having a “honey-do” list a mile long, but keeping track of what home projects you want to accomplish in a given year is a good idea. In fact, research shows you’re 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. When jotting down your projects, prioritize them. Remember, if everything’s bold, nothing’s bold. Create a top-five list and when you cross one off, add another. Organization is a pivotal element of productivity and keeping a list of projects is a great way to make progress.
It’s easy to stock up on multiples in your home. Sometimes you forget you have the product, other times, the deal is too good to pass up. By making a pointed effort to use what you have – the last drops of olive oil, the last squeeze of toothpaste, the last scoop of ice cream, you get the picture, less waste means less clutter in your home and more money in your pocket.
What New Year’s resolutions are you setting for your home this year?