New Year's (Re)solutions
New Year's resolutions...easy to make and even easier to break--ask us how we know. If you've decided to keep a tidier home this year but it's not sticking, don't worry. Start your new decade with these tips from Kara on easily integrating home-keeping into your day to day routine.
1. CLEAN MORE FREQUENTLY
"Invest in things that you're excited about. In the same way you might find any excuse to wear a beautiful, yet impractical, pair of shoes that you love, purchasing thoughtfully designed cleaning tools will inspire the urge to use them."
2. STOP LEAVING CLOTHES ON THE FLOOR
"Consistency is key to structure. Structure is key to success. Replace all your mismatched hangers - especially those wire dry cleaner hangers, and create uniformity. Hanging all clothes will no longer feel like a chore because you'll take pride in keeping your wardrobe looking like a high end boutique."
3. STAY ON TOP OF YOUR LAUNDRY
"Keep two hampers - one for colors, one for your whites. It helps streamline the process by eliminating the need to sort through your laundry. In your laundry room, be transparent. Utilize a glass container to store detergent. Not only does it look so much better than the cardboard packaging it comes in, but you'll instantly be able to see when you're running low and purchase more before you run out."
4. REDUCE RELIANCE ON PLASTIC BAGS
"Location location location. If you walk, bike or take public transit to do your groceries, keep a reusable shopping bag hanging by the door to serve as a visual reminder to grab it on the way out! If you drive, keep a supply of bags in your car, that way you always have one at the ready."