About now you’re fighting the nagging suspicion you’re going to flub your New Year’s resolution of saving money, losing weight, or getting more organized.
Don’t give up, yet.
The authors at HGTV offered this idea for helping you achieve your goal of getting more organized in your home.
Streamline your Stuff
One of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about your home is to clear it of clutter.
Each year most of us acquire a mountain of stuff. Without some regular purging, cabinets and drawers get jam-packed, and it becomes hard to find the things you use and enjoy the most. (All that clutter also makes your house look dated and dirty, designers say.)
This year resolve to go room-by-room periodically clearing anything that you don’t use, wear or love and donate it to charity. After that, think twice about what you bring in, says Antoinette Nue, an Atlanta consultant who specializes in helping people simplify and go green.
“Fill your home with the things that raise your energy level and make you feel good, and get rid of the things that drain your energy or are broken,” she says.
Stash useful (but not beautiful) items such as DVDs, remotes and those kicked-off shoes in simple woven baskets. Group similar items together on sleek trays, says Stuart McCormick, a designer with Liz Levin Interiors in Washington D.C.
Clear your counters of everything you don’t use on a daily basis. And get ready to breathe a little easier in your own home.
Read HGTV’s other ideas for New Year’s Resolutions for your home.
And if you’re planning on selling your home in 2015, you’ll find the time spent staging your home will really pay off. Check out this infographic explaining how and why home staging sells your home more quickly and ultimately saves you money.
From: Home Staging
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