New Year’s Resolutions for your Home
Every New Year we tend to focus a lot on ourselves and how we can improve. New Year’s resolutions are notorious for being broken and difficult resolutions can be hard to keep up with. Instead of putting all that pressure on yourself, consider New Year’s resolutions for your home. Keeping busy at home is a great way to stay connected to your home environment and family projects created around the home also bring the family together.
Consider a few of these New Year’s resolutions for your home in 2021.
Clear out the Kitchen Cupboards
A personal favourite. Cleaning out the kitchen cupboards is something you should attempt to do a few times a year. If you leave it for too long you may be totally surprised to see what lasts the longest. Our bet is on those expired sprinkles and food colouring from 2013 that you still have not used for a birthday cake.
Shrink your Carbon Footprint
Creating a home environment focussed on sustainability is a wonderful idea – not only to reduce your carbon footprint but to make dustbin day a bit more dignified. If you do not have a recycling bin in your neighbourhood, make it easier for street recyclers by already putting your paper, glass and plastic in separate bags.
It is also a good idea to consider solar power for your home. Start by looking at how much energy you consume monthly and decide how much a start-up solar package may set you back. Starting a savings fund for your solar panels is also an excellent start to making your home more sustainable in the future.
Cleaning and Maintenance Schedule
Start a cleaning and maintenance schedule to keep your home tidy and in good overall condition. General maintenance can save you thousands in the long run and also increases the value of your home.
A cleaning schedule is also important and will help you manage your home more effectively. Work out a cleaning schedule that is seasonal and rated from most important to less important. Bathrooms and kitchens, for example, should be cleaned more often than the study or guest room.
Make a Promise to your Garden
Garden maintenance is very important and let’s face it, beautiful gardens take a ton of work. Dedicate time to your garden two to three times a week and pay special attention to areas that may need some extra TLC. Follow a planting schedule to ensure beautiful growing plants, flowers and even veggies throughout the year.