Every year offers us a new chance to improve our lives. If you want to focus on self and home improvement this year, we have some new year’s resolution ideas that can help you. Keep reading to get inspiration for you and your home.
Start a Garden
As a busy professional, you may think you don’t have time for gardening. Depending on where you live, you may not have the space for a traditional garden either. If you can find the space for gardening in your time and home, though, you’ll reap many benefits.
Gardening can help you relieve stress and will add fresh ingredients to your meals that will improve your physical health. Gardens can also clean the air around or in your home, composting can reduce your home’s waste production, and growing your own food can reduce your carbon footprint. Even just growing herbs on your windowsill can provide these benefits.
Schedule Maintenance Work
It’s easy to lose track of time with a busy schedule, and before you know it, you’ve forgotten to change your air conditioning filter before the spring or check your furnace before the fall. Instead of trying to keep up with maintenance needs as they come or when someone reminds you, resolve to schedule your maintenance ahead of time this year.
For maintenance needs that you can take care of yourself, pencil them in on days off or weekends so that you can plan to do them in a timely fashion. If there’s a maintenance task you need a professional for, call them and schedule an appointment well in advance.
Create a Cleaning Schedule
Living in a clean, organized space can help you reduce stress. Unfortunately, creating that clean, organized space can cause its own stress. Create a cleaning schedule this year for each room in your home so that you can stay organized without stressing yourself out. You can start in a room you don’t use much, such as your formal dining room. Here, it’s best to learn how to keep your wooden furniture in good shape. This way, you start off easy.
Next, move to a room you use more next and then work your way to the room you use the most. That will need the most cleaning and require the most organizing, so schedule that space for a day when you have a lot of spare time.
These new year’s resolutions can keep you and your home in good shape this year. They will require your attention all year long, which will help keep you motivated longer than other kinds of resolutions. Pace yourself as you accomplish them so that you don’t overstress, and then look back at the end of the year at how much you accomplished.
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