6 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Home

New year, fresh new start, right?

The beginning of a new year often means that people want to make fresh, new changes in their life; focusing on better habits.

There are therefore lots of personal resolutions being set at this time of year regarding weight loss, healthy eating, more exercise, getting a new job and quitting smoking.

And so why not have some for the home too? After all, it is a place that we love, and spend a great deal of our time in.
It is good practice to have some goals for this space for the New Year. Especially if you have big projects or plans and don't really know how to start.

Setting goals for the home can be uplifting - and achieving them is a great feeling.
 

Here are 6 New Year’s Resolutions for your home, for 2016:

 

1. Get organised.


Fed up of all that clutter? Having a good clear out not only makes you feel better about your home, but it means that you can find everything you own. And it helps to minimise time spent clearing and tidying up all year round. Creating storage solutions is a great way of de-cluttering and ensuring you don't misplace precious items. Use shoes racks, shelving, re-organise your cupboards, and if you have a garage then use this to store only what you need in the year. Anything that you haven't used for a few years then sell it or give it away to charity. You will feel so much better!
 

2. Evaluate your bills.


Remember the last time you did this? Chances are you could probably pay less per month by switching providers. Try to get organised by recording all your incomings and outgoings (bills etc) and then look at where you spend money each month. Comparing suppliers online is so quick and easy, and you could save money by doing so.
 

3. Spend more time as a family on projects.


DIY doesn't have to be boring, or down to one person in the family. Get the whole family involved! If you have children (or grandchildren) then gardening is a great way of getting outdoors and learning about wildlife and plants. You could create your own vegetable patch. Even letting children help to paint or make things really brings the family together and means that everyone has fun in the process!
 

4. Learn a skill or trade.


Not great at DIY? By attending a short course you will soon be able to learn how to get more creative around the home, and also save money on the professionals. Take up a new skill like sewing, some joinery or decorating. Plus you will get a lot of out it personally too by meeting new people and it is a great way of challenging yourself.
 

5. Decorate one room in the house.


There is probably at least one room that really needs refreshing within your home? If so, then set aside time to concentrate on this area and aim to change it before the year is out. A lick of paint freshens up any space, and signifies new beginnings! Plus it is an inexpensive way of updating the décor of your home.
 

6. Move house.


If it is time to move on this year then make sure your home is in the very best condition you can make it before you put it on the market. This will make it very attractive to new buyers and make it easier to sell. Do your homework on local prices and what you could afford for your next home. Talk to some professionals to get some advice.
 
Happy new year and do enjoy updating your home!
 

Publish date: 18/02/2016