Start the New Year Right by Letting Go of Old Stuff
Around this time of year, it’s impossible not to be bombarded with talk of New Year’s resolutions. Going to the gym three days a week, eating healthier and yes, even cleaning out your home are all common goals people set as January rolls around. Whether you’re a believer or not, New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to get motivated and make even small improvements in your life.
As the saying goes: a cluttered room or cluttered desk is indicative of a cluttered mind. With this in mind, you can only imagine what that means for a cluttered home! You simply can’t expect any of your other resolutions to stick without first decluttering your home. It can be a long process, but you’re not alone in starting the journey at the beginning of the year.
Plan It Out
Knock out two birds with one stone by staying organized in the New Year and keeping it clean once you’re done. When decluttering your home, have a plan about which rooms to tackle first. This way, it’s far less daunting of a task and you’ll finish even before you realize it.
Writing things down keeps you accountable and less likely to divert from your goals. Making to-do lists and putting helpful reminders up around your home are proven to aid your productivity. Since you’re now deep into the technology age, you can use one of many reminder apps (with alarm and notification if you like) on your handy dandy smartphone to tell you to go to the gym and streamline your DVD collection at the same time! Of course you can also use it to remind you to tackle organizational tasks too!