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HELLO 2018! NEW YEAR, NEW YOU (AGAIN)

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Well, it’s the start of another year, and a perfect time to de-clutter and organise yourself and your home to make it a clean and fresh start to 2018!

It’s always good to be accountable for your goals, we recommend writing them down and ticking them off as you complete them! Otherwise they might just slip back under the radar for yet another year.

Here is a list of some easy tips to help get you started on track for a successful and organised start to a fresh year! They will help save you money, and improve your lifestyle.

GET ORGANISED 

It’s always good to start the New Year fresh and get rid of all that clutter! Start by tackling a different room each day and a make plan on how you’re going to approach each room. Storage containers and labels will help you go a long way. You’ll be amazed how good you feel when your home is in order.

EVERY CENT COUNTS!

Steps to take can be unplugging appliances when not in use, (like the toaster or kettle) use energy efficient light bulbs, and turning off heaters and coolers when you don’t need them. This is a great way to save money whilst at the same time reducing your carbon footprint.

ENTERTAIN MORE 

Entertaining more at home allows for more quality time spent with family and friends, saves you a bit of money by staying home instead of going out for catch ups and gives you that extra dose of motivation to keep your home clean knowing you’re having people over! Endless benefits!

CREATE A WEEKLY HOUSECLEANING SCHEDULE 

If you started this year by decluttering and getting your home organised, make a plan to ensure it stays that way! Divide your workload into manageable portions and when making the plan, focus on what type of cleaning you want to complete.

We found a great article to help you speed-clean your home here!

HEALTHY KITCHEN 

I’m sure after the Christmas blowouts many of us have made the vow to actually start eating healthy. Healthy eating starts in the kitchen, so a good tip would be to start organising your pantry and fridge by clearing out all the junk food and purchase some cookbooks to make the process easier.Meal planning and preparation is a must!

Do a weekly shop so then you are set for the full week. (This helps with those impulse-chocolate purchasers at the register!)

You can plan your meals in advance or do large cook-ups on the weekends and freeze other portions for during the week. Meal preparation does not have to be a slow and drawn out task, you just need a bit of thought and a plan!

ELECTRONIC FREE ZONES 

It’s important to get a good night’s rest. These days our lives are becoming absorbed by electronic devices!   Try to leave your phone, iPad, and laptop outside the bedroom and if the phone is your alarm,  try to refrain from checking it throughout the night or catching up on emails before you go to sleep!

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