Happy New Year! A new year is an exciting time, new year’s resolutions are being made and goals are being set. You can make goals and resolutions for your home to help keep you on track throughout the year. Refreshing your home for a new year is a great way to start the year on the right foot and encourage you to keep up with your resolutions. This list includes some great ways to prep your home for the year to come.

Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

The kitchen in most homes is a centralized location where most of life happens. Families use the kitchen as a catch all for homework, dinner time and even more. Take this time to start spring cleaning and reorganize your kitchen cabinets so that everything you need is in easy to reach places.

Purchase Refrigerator and Kitchen Pantry Organizers

Another piece of cleaning up your kitchen includes the pantry and refrigerator. Go out on a limb and purchase refrigerator and pantry organizers to make snack time a breeze. If you have a large family, organizers are a great investment and help cut down on waste and costs.

Clean Out Your Bedroom Closet

Your bedroom closet can become a cave of misplaced shoes and socks as well as a chaotic seasonal mess after the holidays. The new year is a wonderful time to go through your clothing and make some tough decisions. You can even organize your clothes by season and color if you want to get really into it.

Donate Unwanted Goods

As you begin to clean up cabinets and closets it is a great time to evaluate the items in your home. If you have a toaster you have not used in years it might be time to donate it. The same goes for your clothes, holding on to an old pair of jeans might seem like a great idea but they aren’t doing any good hiding in your closet.

Deep Clean Your House

Get a kickstart on spring cleaning. You can even plan out which parts of your home you will want to start on and spread out the cleaning over the span of a few weeks or a couple of months. When deep cleaning think about all the places of your house you only surface clean and really get down and dirty with a scrub brush.

Clean Out Your Garage

Similar to your closet the garage can become a catch all for any items which you just do not know what to do with. Use the new year as a time to organize your garage and get rid of any items you may no longer need or use. You can give the items to charity or sell them online.

Shred Any Old Mail or Bills

Old mail and bills can really stack up day after day. Invest in a shredder and get rid of any personal information you would not want falling in the wrong hands. Paper can really pile up so the more you can get rid of the better.

Refresh Your Living Room Decor

For a fresh new look and vibe refresh a few decor items in your living room. Your living room is a place that you may spend quite a bit of time entertaining and chatting so keeping it fresh will help keep the conversation going. Find a couple of new pieces in the new pantone color for the year to provide a fresh new look.

Bring the Outdoors Inside with Plants

Plants provide oxygen and what better way to refresh your space than to bring some fresh air in. Plants are also proven to clean the air and lighten up a space. Select plants that are vibrant and lower on the allergy spectrum.

Purchase Aroma Diffusers or Candles

A great way to refresh your space is with new scents and fragrances. Find uplifting scents that will lift your spirits and elevate your mood. Look for citrus scents to inspire creativity.

Make a list and start planning for a great year! Even the smallest steps or contributions can improve your year. Starting off a new year refreshed and organized will help keep your home organized as time passes and things change.