How to :: refresh your space for the new year

Christmas is over and the new year is upon us and like clockwork I have an itch to hit the refresh button. Hitting refresh on eating and exercise habits is pretty typical this time of year but for me, it’s more than that. It’s like “spring cleaning” on speed. I don’t know if it’s the Christmas tree needles everywhere or the gifts that need to find a space in our home, but something in me has a burning desire to reorganize, clear out clutter, and get a fresh start for 2015. Here are a few tips for how you can help hit the refresh button in your home:

First, pack up the Christmas decor: My mom has always started packing away the Christmas decorations pretty much right after the last present was opened Christmas morning. As a kid, I always felt this was way too early but now that I am an adult, I am my mother in so many ways and this is definitely one of them. I love Christmas but once it’s over it’s over and I’m ready to embrace the near year with a clean and tidy home! Be sure to pack up the Christmas décor in a neat and organized way so that it will be easy to tackle again next year. 

Get rid of the unnecessary: Clothes in your closet you haven’t worn all year? Too many candles, knick-knacks, or accessories lying around? Get rid of them! Clearing out unnecessary clutter gives you space to store the gifts you got at Christmas and a fresh clean home to embrace a healthier, tidier, new you in the new year.

Try something new: We all make resolutions to be our best selves in the new year – to exercise, travel more, drink less and so on. The key to keeping any of these resolutions is to kick your old habits so that you actually stand a chance of starting a new healthier pattern. The same is true for your space. We tend to get stuck in a rut of “where things go” in our home. Try something new – rearrange your furniture, re-accessorize a bookshelf, or change out your artwork. You’ll be surprised at how a little change can be totally refreshing.

Wishing you a lovely new year and a healthy, happy 2015!

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