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The new year is right around the corner, meaning it’s time to start thinking about your 2020 resolutions. A happy home is key to a happy life, that’s why making some easy and beneficial resolutions for your apartment will set up a prosperous new year. Here are some helpful tips to improve your routine in the upcoming year. 

Declutter

In terms of apartment living, more does not always mean better. Clutter can quickly diminish the size of your space. This January, go through your closet and donate the items you don’t wear or that don’t fit. Once your closet is neat and organized, try and attack those “everything” drawers. Those jars or drawers or corners in the house where junk and miscellaneous unused items tend to collect. Throw away duplicates or things you never use. Finally, clean out your bookshelves. Donate old reading materials (like that stack of old newspapers) and get your home looking spotless and ready to take on the new year. 

Spice Up Your Space

Excited to make some changes in 2020? Moving furniture around can be the easiest and cheapest way to feel like you live in a whole new apartment. Try moving your bed to a new wall, rearranging the living room furniture, or repositioning wall decor. Giving your space a new look is sure to start 2020 with a refreshing feel. If you don’t like the changes, you can easily switch it back. So, you might as well give it a shot! 

Finish a Project

We all have that one (or two) unfinished project that lingers in the back of our mind. Life can get busy, and suddenly finishing a home project drops on our to-do list. This January, commit to getting those projects that you always want to be done done. Such as framing that picture you printed, reupholstering the living room chairs that you bought fabric for, or changing the lightbulb in your bedside-table lamp. However big or small the project may be, take the time to finish it this year. 

Deep Clean

Nothing makes you feel like you’re ready to take on the new year quite like a deep clean. Break out the mop, broom, vacuum, and any other supplies that you may not have touched in a while and give your apartment or home a good scrub. Move your furniture to get the dust bunnies hidden in the back or scrub that appliance that always drives you crazy, but you never have the time to conquer. Starting the year off with a clean, sparkling home is a step in the right direction for a fantastic new year. 

Clean out Your Fridge and Pantry

As your schedule fills, it can be hard to keep track of the takeout meal leftovers in the fridge or the empty boxes in your pantry. Set aside some time and get your fridge and pantry clean and organized. If you’ve been avoiding cleaning a sticky drink that spilled in the refrigerator or sorting through the miscellaneous cans in your pantry, this could be your perfect resolution. Start this year off with a clean slate – or at least a clean kitchen.