When a new year begins, lots of people use it as a time to make resolutions for themselves. It may be a vow to lose weight or head to the gym more often. Maybe this is the year to travel more or pursue your passion in the form of a new career. Whatever the resolution may be, 2020 is a year full of possibilities.
But what if you want to make some resolutions that are not only going to benefit you but those around you? You can do that! You just need to look a little closer to home – literally. This year make some resolutions about the place where you spend a great deal of time – your home.
Stock a Healthy Kitchen
While weight loss is often a goal this time of year, maybe a better resolution would be to change what you have stocked in your kitchen. If you find that more and more unhealthy foods and snacks have made their way into your pantry and refrigerator, it may be time for a good clean out and restocking.
Take the time to rid your kitchen of the things you and your family should be eating less of, and bring in more of the good stuff. When you have a home filled with fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, you’ll eat more of them – especially when the temptation of an unhealthy choice is gone.
Declutter and Organize
Take a look around your house. What do you see? If you’re like most people, there are some areas of your home where you could spend some time decluttering and getting organized.
This doesn’t have to be a lengthy process. Start with areas you may have been neglecting first – under the kitchen sink, bathroom vanity, your child’s closet – and sort through everything. Decide what will be kept, thrown away, sold or donated.
Then put everything you’re keeping back where it belongs – in an organized manner. Think about how you want it to be stored and pick up some containers or other storage solutions to help with this. (Your local dollar store can be a great help with inexpensive storage solutions)
Create a System for a Clean Home
Who doesn’t love a clean home? After all, there’s nothing better than coming home to a house that’s neat and tidy and sparkling clean. But most people don’t like the actual process of cleaning. So, now is the time to put a system in place that keeps your home clean.
Hiring a home cleaning service like Mini Maid can definitely help with keeping your house spic and span. With several cleaning service options available (such as weekly or monthly), your house can be clean in no time by a professional team, leaving you with an immaculate home and time to spend doing things you love.
Of course, your home will most likely need a little TLC between professional cleanings. Create a system that works for you. Perhaps you pick a specific room that gets some attention on a certain day of the week, or you designate days for certain chores. Or, choose a few hours where you give some quick attention to the places that need it.
Make Sure Your Home is Safe
The final home resolution you should make for this year is to ensure that your house is safe. There are several areas you might look at:
- Have your home tested for radon.
- Make sure you have carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
- Change the batteries on your smoke detectors.
- Check your dryer for lint build-up.
- Install motion-detecting lights outside.
- Have a fireproof safe for important documents and valuables.
- Consider installing a home security system or camera doorbell.
When you make these your resolutions for 2020, your home will be healthy, organized, clean, and safe. And you’ll find that not only will your home run smoother, but you and those around you will be happier, too.
If you would like some additional help keeping your home clean in 2020, we’re here to help. You can get a free online quote or call us today at 352-374-4141.