This weekend marks the start of the New Year. It's time to set your New Year's resolutions for 2017. While many people set health goals for themselves as part of their resolutions, we recommend putting your home on a diet! The easiest way to do so....Declutter! All of our homes could use some trimming this year. Follow these great New Year’s Resolutions to get your El Dorado County home in tip top shape for 2017.

 

Start with simple daily steps. You can start the process with easy tasks that will help keep the accumulation of stuff to a minimum as the New Year progresses. For example, avoid allowing your mail to accumulate in the kitchen. Everyday when it is delivered, toss the junk mail and put the letters and bills that you need to keep in a single place. Simple, daily steps such as this will ensure that excess waste is not being kept in your home.

 

Find Creative Storage Solutions. We all have problems finding the perfect spot for some of our things. For items that you want to keep in your house but have run out of space for, try to find smart storage solutions for them. For example, this DIY project turns your books into shelves, freeing up space on your bookshelves and creating a cool decorative element within your home.

 

Be objective. We all are guilty of attaching value to our things. This is part of the reason why we accumulate so much stuff within our homes. It is time to accurately assess what we truly need and use. Try to set a goal for the amount of items you would like to get rid of in the New Year. Once you have gone through your home and gathered the items, determine what can be donated and what needs to be tossed. For donations, check out Oprah's list Where to Get Rid of Your Stuff to find places in California that accept all different kinds of donations. For items to be tossed, Waste Management offers a Residential Bagster, which works as a dumpster but is lightweight and portable. Once you have filled it, you can schedule a pickup and watch the items disappear.

 

Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year!


Source: HouseLogic.com