5 New Years Resolutions for Your Home

December 4, 2015 - 3 min read

At the start of a new year, its the perfect time to refresh your home and get it organised for the year ahead. Here our our tips to tackle each room and start the year of on a fresh note.

Coming into January, we all start to ponder about what resolutions we should all make for the New Year. Whether you’re a first time homeowner or you have too much stuff lying around the house, we’ve researched the 5 best resolutions to help you clean-up and declutter your home. Read on to find out more.

#1 Revamp Your Wardrobe

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If you’re sick of looking at your closet and thinking “I have nothing to wear”, then the time has come to clear out your wardrobe! Start by removing clothes that don’t inspire you or you don’t feel confident in — donate those pieces to charity for a great cause.

After you’ve decluttered your wardrobe, categorise clothes into themes that inspire you to establish a streamlined concept, for example by colours or by seasons. Keep your wardrobe in order by grouping pieces together like long dresses, blouses or shoes. This will make it easy to put together an outfit, as well as triggering you to keep your wardrobe in shape for the year ahead.

For further inspiration, read our guide to Pinterest perfect wardrobes here.

#2 Spring Clean Your Kitchen Cupboards

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Lets face it. There are just some chores that we all try to put aside. Above all, the kitchen has to be the most commonplace people put to the wayside when it comes to organisation.

Get your kitchen ready for the New Year by making a list of all the things you need to replenish, from cleaning supplies to food items. Organise your pantry by throwing out anything that’s expired including herbs and spices that have been there for too long. Clean the exterior and interior of your cabinets and drawers to get rid of dirt, grim and fingerprints.

Help create more space in your kitchen, by reading 5 Kitchen Hacks To Give You More Space.

#3 Clean Out Your Garage

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You’ll probably need to put aside a whole weekend to get your garage in order! Throw out obvious junk and put aside items that you no longer want but could offload in a garage sale. You could also use eBay or Gumtree to sell your old items.

Purchase some plastic storage containers (with lids) and categorise your goods into themes i.e Christmas decorations and tools. Clearly mark the boxes to help you remember where everything is.

When was the last time you hosted a garage sale? Believe it or not, your trash could be someone else’s treasure! Read our 6 Tips To Get The Most From A Garage Sale here.

#4 Revamp Your Spare Room

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Spare rooms are the hardest to decorate. This can often result in the room being neglected and used to store unwanted clutter. Have you ever thought of turning your spare room into an office? What about a wardrobe? If your spare room never gets used why not get creative and have fun at the same time! For tips on how to style and decorate your neglected spare room read 4 Best Uses For Your Spare Room guide.

#5 Look After Your Lawn

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