It is January 9 of 2018…more than likely, the past 9 days have been spent winding down from the holidays and strategizing how to execute any resolutions that you made. Your possibilities are endless, your hopes and motivations are high. While bettering yourself should be high on your list, consider making a few resolutions at the place where you will spend most of 2018- your home! In the spirit of new beginnings, here are AdYoYo’s top picks for home resolutions for the new year and how to achieve them.
One of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about your home is to clear it of clutter. You have probably acquired a lot of things through out the year. Regular purging of storage spaces, garages, cabinets and drawers prevent them from getting jam-packed with useless items. This year resolve to go room-by-room periodically clearing anything that you don’t use, wear or love and donate it to charity. After that, consider selling used goods on AdYoYo with an added benefit of making a little extra cash. Reselling online is a great way to purge items that are never used and will leave your space with items that you love and raise your energy level.
Set up an efficient but manageable schedule for cleaning your home. This will maximize your de- cluttering and prevent build up during the coming year. Set up a time schedule so that cleaning can be easily managed in short time periods versus long strenuous days.
Daily: Dishes go in the dishwasher every night – no excuses! Dirty clothes go in the hamper and jackets or clean clothes are hung in the closet. Bring everything back to its assigned place. Wipe down tables and counters after meals. Clean up spills immediately. This will make the deeply week cleaning easier.
Weekly: Deep clean your entire house, using these tips:
– Keep all of your cleaners, as well as rubber gloves and spare cleaning cloths – in a portable carryall that moves with you from room to room.
– Stash cleaning implements such as a toothbrush, scraper, sponge, a few cleaning cloths and plastic bags in a builder’s apron that you wear when you clean.
– Focus on one type of cleaning at a time. Dust all surfaces and clean windows. Wipe down appliances and then counters. Sweep the floor and then mop. Do anything that needs heavy sanitizing such as bathrooms and pet areas last.
Create “Me” Space
Every year most people resolve to spend more time with family. Why not create a space in your house that you love in order to establish more family time or to simply enjoy its comforts for yourself?
Here are a few budget friendly tips to help you update and make a room more inviting:
Add natural elements: Buy a favorite potted flower and place on coffee table. Open windows during the day to add more natural light and to save energy.
Use your favorite color: Add throws or pillows on your couch of your favorite hue. Search AdYoYo postings to purchase any home accents in that color. Change your area rug with the color that makes your heart sing.
Re-orient existing furniture: if possible have seating area face windows in order to view the great doors. Orient chairs and couches so that its suitable for conversation and not just facing the television.
This goes without saying that resolutions can be better achieved with a little help. Assign chores to family members and agree to do it together. Create an art canvas with the family to hang on the wall. This will free up a lot of much needed time during the year, burn some calories that will check off some fitness resolutions, and create the quality 2018 that you deserve!