New Year’s Resolution: How to keep a tidy home in 2023
The start of the new year is a time of change. The change from deep winter towards spring. And for many of us, a decision to work on the one thing we’d like to change in the coming year.
If you’ve chosen to keep your home tidy as your New Year’s Resolution for 2023, you aren’t alone. That’s because it’s something that many people struggle with. And this fact becomes painfully evident immediately after the season of gift-giving.
With this in mind, we’ve written this short guide to cleaning up your living space. Keep reading to find out how you can keep a tidy home in 2023.
Many people avoid tidying their homes because they don’t know where to start. Instead of procrastinating, you should start by tackling the area that bothers you the most.
Often, these are spaces that are used frequently and by many people – such as hallways, living rooms, and even kitchens. This is especially true if you live with multiple other people or if you have children.
Make the most of awkward spaces
Homes come in a variety of shapes and layouts. Regardless of the peculiarities of your home, it’s essential you make the most out of its space if you want to keep it tidy.
This might seem unrealistic, especially if you have a lot of awkward spaces around your home. But you might be surprised what you can achieve with a little ingenuity.
For example, you can use floating shelves in awkward nooks, install a built-in wardrobe under your stairs, or get multi-functional furniture that doubles as storage space.
Getting rid of old items you no longer need is one of the easiest ways to tidy up your home. And there’s no time this is more true than during the months following Christmas.
Between unused winter coats, beat-up winter boots, and food items you won’t use in the new year, you’d be surprised at just how much space you can free up.
Create better habits
Routines play an underappreciated role in keeping your home well-organized. So, if you want to keep your home tidy over the long term, you’ll need to build new habits.
Set up weekly times to conduct the activities most crucial to keeping your home tidy – whether it’s processing posts and papers, changing décor, or reorganizing your wardrobe.
If you want to take your tidiness to the next level, you can even set up daily habits – for example, quickly tidying each room before you leave it.
Keeping mess under control can be challenging. Yet it’s well within your power to keep a tidy home – especially if you follow our tips above! Which can you get started with today?