Each January we celebrate the dawn of a new year. We create an opportunity to rid ourselves of bad habits both physically and mentally. We’re faced with the challenge of resolving the debts we left behind while facing a year of unknowns. One of the best ways to begin this year of renewal is to start at the heart...with where you live. Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way, puts it best, “When we clear the physical clutter from our lives, we literally make way for inspiration and ‘good, orderly direction’ to enter.” Let Rain City Maids show you how to have a fresh start for the new year.
No one knowingly wants to live in a dirty home—not even hoarders. It’s not always easy to keep a home clean. Often times we are more frazzled about where to begin, that we end up not beginning at all. Organization and routine are the key killers to overwhelming procrastination. However, for those who abhor lists and Type-A personality traits, then call a cleaning service. After all, a clean home is where the soul lives.
- Step 1: Create a schedule that fits your lifestyle.
- Step 2: Clean something new every day.
- Step 3: Deep clean something once a month.
One of the key things to do at the beginning of the year is to rid yourself of things you no longer need. Not only does this open up your home, but it also opens your mind, allowing for deeper, more creative ideas to flow. How we live and think are strongly correlated. Removing these obstructions allows for the heart and mind to work together and allows peace to fill your home.
- Step 1: Discard dated electronics and appliances
- Step 2: Throw away expired goods and medicines.
- Step 3: Get rid of too-small clothing, don’t use items, and broken things.
Like cleaning and decluttering, remodeling adds an additional level of opportunity to improve the quality of your life this new year. These few simple ideas will add zest to a worn-out style while also adding value to your home. By upgrading your home with new technology, you will save money by increasing efficiency throughout your house. Much like getting a new haircut or buying a new “toy,” remodeling even one part of your home will renew your resolution for change and growth in the upcoming year.
- Step 1: Refresh a room, or two, with a new coat of paint.
- Step 2: Install smart devices.
- Step 3: Update your furniture with new covers.
A fresh start begins when you take the first step towards change. Whether small or large, the opportunity is always there and ready for you to make your move. This list shows you how keeping your home clean can greatly improve the overall quality of your life. So, let this New Year be riddled with fulfilled chances, clean spaces, open minds, full hearts, gifts of charity, and a long list of resolved issues.