New Year, New Home

With the holidays now over, people everywhere will turn their attention to getting started on those resolutions they made for the new year. Common ones include: get in better shape, be more financially conscious or stable, be healthier, be more organized. The list goes on and on.

Here are a couple of ways that remodeling or re-decorating can help you get started and achieve some of the goals you’ve made.

De-clutter

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De-cluttering your home is one of the best feelings in the world. We all have that one (or two, or three) area in the home that amasses more clutter and mess than the local landfill.   Physical clutter can lead to mental clutter and affect such things as focus, behavior, emotional well-being and even wealth.

Sure, subscribing to ALL the design and decorating magazines seemed like a good idea at the time, but now all you have is a pile of them everywhere and you haven’t seen the cat in days!

Need guidance?   Click here to read about ten creative steps to de-cluttering your home.

De-cluttering your home will likely lead to you feeling lighter, more relaxed and motivated to take on your other resolutions.  Be organized: check.  Be healthier: check. 

Do It Yourself

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Getting into shape doesn’t always require that you join an expensive gym. During the winter season, people are less likely to leave their homes. Bears hibernate in the winter and it seems like they have the right idea.

Look around your home and see if there are any simple, easy ‘do-it-yourself’ projects that you can, well, do yourself.

Maybe your bedroom could use some painting?  Or, there’s a perfect thrift store chair you’d like to re-upholster?  How about a new bookcase for the few items you decided to keep after your weekend de-cluttering session?

These projects are fun and inexpensive and will get you moving. Be more active: check.Be more financially responsible: check.

This new year try not to stress yourselves by creating unattainable goals.  Look to your home to help kick start your resolutions.