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6 New Year's Resolutions for Your Home That Are Easy To Commit To

These six effortlessly achievable New Year's resolutions for your home promise to enhance comfort, organization, and overall well-being with minimal effort.

January 15, 2024 at 6:45 AM PST

Every new year, people create New Year’s resolutions to help them lead a more positive life. These resolutions span everything from dieting to prioritizing self-care to decluttering — the whole gamut. But even though personal resolutions tend to take center stage, the home is another area that you can improve on for the new year.

6 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Easy To Commit To

Creating New Year’s resolutions for your living space serves to not only elevate your daily life but also create a more comfortable environment for your home. To take charge of your home life this year, here are six New Year’s resolutions to prioritize for 2024.

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1. Create a cleaning schedule.

Maintaining a clean space can be challenging, especially if you have kids. However, creating an easy cleaning schedule that helps you break down your chores into more manageable tasks can help.

To stay on top of your cleaning, simply delegate specific days for specific chores. That way, you can keep up with your responsibilities more easily. Keep in mind that consistency is key, so by dedicating a fraction of your time each day or week, you can maintain a clean home with ease.

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2. Set a budget for home improvement.

According to a research study published by Home Stratosphere, Americans spend nearly $1 trillion dollars on home improvements. And while enhancing your living space is necessary, it can cost quite a pretty penny if you aren’t careful.

To avoid breaking the bank, try to set a realistic budget for improvements. Remember, small, gradual changes can make a huge impact over time. So whether you plan to buy new furniture, repaint your kitchen, or invest in a landscaping service, having a budget guarantees that you can make meaningful changes to your space without overspending.

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3. Greenify your space.

Nature provides a peaceful energy, so introducing more houseplants into your home is an ideal way to usher in a healthier, happier environment. Plus plants not only enhance the aesthetics of your living space, they serve to purify the air as well.

If you’re new to the world of houseplants, start with low-maintenance varieties — i.e. spider plants or succulents. These types of plants are typically a lot less work to maintain while still elevating the air quality and aesthetic of your space.

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4. Upgrade your lighting.

Lighting is an important yet often overlooked aspect of the home. Not only does having adequate lighting help determine the vibe of your space, it can have a direct impact on your mood and productivity.

To usher in positive vibes for 2024, make upgrading your lighting fixtures a priority. Doing so can help create a more intentional tone so that you can make the most of your space. To start, try adding dimmer switches to create a versatile lighting scheme. You can even create a more sustainable home by investing in energy-efficient LED bulbs to save energy and money.

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5. Designate a tech-free zone.

Tech is a big part of society, with almost everyone utilizing it in some form or another every day. However, indulging in a little too much screen time can be bad for our mental health. So for 2024, make it a goal to designate a tech-free zone in your home. Be sure to pick an area where you can relax and reflect without interruption such as the bedroom or study.

Implementing this simple resolution into your daily life can lead to a number of benefits, including better sleep, improved relationships, and increased mindfulness.

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6. Implement sustainable practices.

This year, try making your home more environmentally friendly by adopting sustainable practices. You can start small, for example, by creating simple habits like using reusable bags, reducing the amount of time you spend in the shower or recycling.

Taking a stand to protect Mother Earth not only benefits the planet, it helps you, too! Cutting back on waste and excess consumption can save you big bucks in the long run.



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