When it comes to changing things up in the new year, focusing on your home is a natural place to start. Our homes in San Luis Obispo provide the foundation for our lives – the starting points for work, play, rest and rejuvenation. So, whether you live in a home, apartment or your custom dream house, we’ve come up with four New Year’s Resolutions for your home to help you get a jumpstart on a great 2022.
1. Organize, Organize, Organize
Clutter is the enemy of positive energy and progress. But even if you don’t buy into the existential aspects of how clutter affects your Zen, it just feels good to clear your home of messes, doesn’t it?
Also, we can’t think of a better way to embrace new beginnings than streamlining how your home functions.
First, go from room to room and get rid of all that stuff you don’t use, purging everything that you don’t love and saps your energy. Then, make an additional resolution to think long and hard about the new stuff you bring in to make sure you’re not just making space for more junk to accumulate.
For the stuff you’re keeping, find new and creative ways to store items that don’t add to your home’s aesthetic in clean and organized drawers, cabinets, or baskets. Then, get ready to breathe a little easier in your home.
2. Create a New Cleaning Routine
We all know how easy it is to backslide on cleaning commitments, so make this resolution easier by breaking it down by daily and weekly obligations.
Do the dishes.
Start fresh every day by preventing having to wake up to an energy-draining dirty kitchen in the morning.
Pick up and put away.
This goes back to eliminating clutter; make sure everything that doesn’t have an aesthetic is stowed away in its designated spot at the end of every day. Also, don’t forget to start the day off right by doing something as simple as making the bed – it really can set the tone for greatness!
Clean the entire house. This is a task that’s easier when it’s broken down into segments.
First, keep all of your cleaning supplies, including rubber gloves, sponges, and rags in a portable carry-all so it’s easier to move from room to room.
Focus on one type of cleaning at a time. For example, wipe down surfaces first, windows, mirrors, appliances, and countertops. Once that’s done move on to sweeping and then mopping floors.
Don’t forget to divide cleaning jobs among the family!
3. Get Ready for Entertaining
We’ve all been spending way too much time apart from friends and family over the past year and a half, so make 2022 a year of gathering together with loved ones. Might as well make your house the epicenter for memories that will last a lifetime.
Consider flex rooms, such as creating a place to gather around in the kitchen, or an office that transforms into a game room at night.
Or go all in and make a dedicated room for entertaining with a wet bar, home entertainment system, and lounging area.
4. Up Your home Office Game
Almost all of us have had to work from home in some capacity over the past year and a half. If you’re still juggling paperwork and computers at the kitchen table, it’s time to dial in that home office.
Go back to the spirit of renewal and get rid of all the junk you never use in that spare room and move in a desk, bookshelf, some artwork, and voila, you’ve got a home office. Don’t forget some good lighting for those video calls.
Even if you don’t have the space to dedicate a full room to your office, there are ways to ensure your workspace is organized and professional. Set up a small desk, lamp, and shelving in the corner of a bedroom or family room.
For more New Year’s resolutions for your home, or for help making your dreams come true in any of our homes in San Luis Obispo, reach out to us.