New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be limited to losing weight or writing the great American novel. Why not pledge now to do some nice things for yourself in your apartment this year?
Many of us would like to be better organized. Whether it’s paper clutter in the “landing area” of your apartment, closets that are overflowing, or a child’s room with contents that migrate all over the apartment, getting serious about keeping your possessions under control is an excellent New Year’s resolution.
Clean more often
Even though cleaning is not a favorite pastime for most of us, no one would argue that the quality of life in our home improves in direct proportion to its cleanliness. Discover what motivates you to keep your place clean, whether it’s setting up a cleaning chore chart with your roommates or adding green materials to your cleaning regimen. Make keeping your apartment cleaner part of your goal-setting plan for the year.
Is your apartment stuck in a decade that you are tired of visiting? Or maybe you moved in a year ago but never got around to actually hanging pictures on the walls? If you find yourself in a decor rut as the old year is ending, make interior designing your New Year’s resolution. Get inspired, set your priorities, write up a budget, and start making it happen. This will be the year you create the apartment you can’t wait to come home to!
Create a nicer place for all
Your new resolution doesn’t have to concern life in your apartment alone. How about improving the environment in your apartment community? You could start an apartment community library or do your part to conserve natural resources in the area where you live. Ask your neighbors about positive changes they’d like to see and resolve to be the catalyst that makes at least one of them happen in the new year.
Resolve to keep these New Year’s resolutions by writing them down and revisiting them frequently to maintain your focus. Make this the year you move away from procrastination and toward happy new beginnings for you and your apartment!
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