My favorite part of a new year is the blank slate that lies ahead. You can look at a brand new calendar and schedule vacations. You can promise yourself that this is the year you’ll take better care of yourself. Maybe you want to reconnect with family. But have you thought about making some resolutions for your home?
A top resolution for many people is to get organized!
This can be as simple as setting up a mail station by the door or in the kitchen to corral all the paper you get each day. Or, it can be the decision to overhaul your closets.
Get rid of clothes that are damaged and give away pieces that don’t fit but are in great shape. A good organizing system that fits what you own is a great place to start – and we think our Pinnacle system is top notch. We talked about the flexibility of the closet system in this previous blog.
A new coat of paint or using wallpaper as an accent feature is an easy and affordable way to breathe new life and style to your home.
Are you thinking of going green this year? Get an energy audit of your home and see where you can make your home more energy efficient. Many of our window treatments can really boost how energy efficient your home is thanks to new technology to keep hot air out in the summer and cold air from creeping in during the winter. You can also check out how much energy your appliances are using when they’re not on with a power meter from your energy company. In some states, including Minnesota and Wisconsin, you can simply check them out free from a library!
No matter what you decide to do – tackle one project at a time. You’ll feel like you’re getting more done and not have to deal with the chaos that comes with trying to work on multiple things at one time. What are your resolutions for 2011?