It’s almost here, a new year! Can you believe it’s about to be 2014?
I am personally looking forward to this year. I have so many plans for my home and I can’t wait to share it with you.
What I have learned from years of doing projects in my home is that I work so much better when my daily housework is taken care of first. I’m not talking about cleaning the entire house top to bottom. I’m talking about the top 3 things you and I can do daily to make everything else easier when it comes to house work.
Here are Three New Year Resolutions for the home that we can all keep!
1. Make the bed (and teach your kids to do the same!)
Making the bed is something that I do everyday, as soon as I get out of the bed…of course, if my honey is still asleep, I will wait until he gets up ;) I think this is the easiest chore in the home yet makes the biggest difference. It makes the bedroom instantly feel cleaner. So, starting today, make your bed, everyday, you will be happy you did!
2. Keep up with the laundry
Ok, so we all have to wash clothes, fold clothes, and put clothes away. Procrastinating this chore is never a good idea. It usually leads to starting the washer and dryer all over again, which cost money. I’m certainly not pointing fingers at you guys, I AM GUILTY OF THIS! I usually am good for a while then I will let it pile up. It’s that moment when I’ve let it pile up that I want to kick myself. Instead of looking at it like a horrible chore, I have decided to look at the positive. The fact that there are 2 machines in my house that do all the hard work for me, all I have to do is be grateful that I have clean clothes to wear…then fold them and put them away!
3. Plan Meals
This one is a BIG one…maybe I should have listed it first! Making a plan for dinner before 6:00 when everyone in your home is starving, is so important! I’m not going to tell you to make a month worth of freezer meals, which if you do that I’m so jealous right now, but just plan it out a couple of days in advance. A full week plan would be perfect. My plan this year is to get better with my grocery budget and planning my meals will be a great start to doing that.
Now, I’m curious…do you make New Year Resolutions? Are you specific about your goals? I’d love to know what you do around your home that makes housework easier. Share in the comments because I am sure everyone else would love to read them too!
*If you are looking for more organizing ideas in your home you may like to check out my Bring this Home to Order series.