The end of 2023 is approaching which means it’s the perfect time to start reflecting, refreshing, and resetting your life and home. The beginning of a new year is always a busy time – full of new habits and trying to reach goals. That’s why the end of the year is the perfect time to get your space ready for all that lies ahead.
If you’re feeling ready for a home reset and really need to get a few things sorted out before the holiday season fully sets in, here are some ideas
Repairs and Maintenance
First of all, this is the perfect time to get to all the annoying repairs you’ve been putting off throughout the year. Fix that creaky floorboard, patch the hole in the wall that’s been bothering you for months, and order new garage door parts for that wonky system so you don’t have to open it manually anymore
When your repairs are all done, you can also tend to some general home maintenance – cleaning of decks and refreshing of swimming pools. All those big annual tasks that need to get done should be done round about now
Declutter Your Space
When the big, laborious tasks are done, you need to take some time to declutter your space. Decluttering is not only important for keeping your home clean but it’s great for your mental health too. Having less stuff means there’s less chaos in your home, less to worry about taking care of, and less getting in your way.
Go through drawers and cupboards, clear out your wardrobe, empty your pantry of expired goods, and spend some time getting rid of any items you haven’t used (or even thought of) in the past six months. This will help you to know exactly what you own and where it is, and also give you the peace of knowing that there’s nothing going unused in your home.
Deep Clean Your Home
Once you’ve spent some time getting rid of unneeded and unused items, the next thing you can do is clean your home from top to bottom. We all have those hard to reach spaces in our homes that get neglected for months on end, and now is the perfect time to finally tackle them once and for all.
With a little extra time on your hands over the holiday season, taking a day or two to really deep clean your home will help you feel ready for all the festivities that lie ahead, and will also help you feel fresh in the new year.
Refresh Your Décor
Finally, if you’re feeling a little bored or stuck in a slump when it comes to your home and its aesthetics, you can give your décor a refresh. You might purchase some new scatter cushions in a different accent color for your living room, or even simply move things around! This is a great zero-cost way to refresh your home – change up the layout of your space without spending a cent.