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It’s almost a new year, can you believe it? Time to get ready for the best year of your life! Make 2016 a great one with these 5 ideas for your home:
OUT WITH THE OLD
If you haven’t worn it or used in in a year, you probably won’t. But maybe someone else can! Donate clothes, housewares, books to a local charity. Many come to you – it just takes a phone call.
OUR PETS ARE FAMILY, TOO
You change your sheets on a regular basis – do the same for your furry friends. Wash that dog and cat bed or pop for a new one. They can’t tell you, but they love a clean sleeping place as much as you do!
FIGHT THOSE BLUES
Some of us are prone to the winter blues, especially after the holidays. Don’t let dreary days get you down. Move your favorite reading chair near a window. Find the sunniest area in your kitchen and keep a small potted plant there. You will enjoy seeing it every morning and it gives you something to care for – a sure way to fight depression.
KEEP IT SAFE
It’s easy to let home maintenance go. Make sure all your doors and window close and lock properly to avoid drafts. Check for places where you or a guest could trip, a loose threshhold, water pooling on the front porch, a tear in the carpet. Can’t fix it? Replace it!
PLAN YOUR YEAR
Anticipation keeps us excited! Mount a large white board calendar in your ofice or kitchen where everyone can keep track of upcoming vacations, parties, birthdays. Studies have shown we work harder when we have a goal to look forward to.
Make your new year the best one yet – and keep following us for great ideas and design in 2016!