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Decluttering for the new year

Kickstart the new year with a fresh, clean home.
A clean home just feels better, doesn't it? Photo supplied.

The new year is the perfect opportunity to reset and refresh your home. Not only is maintaining a clean home a great habit to bring with you into 2023, but it’s also a fantastic way to kickstart any other resolution you may have. Who doesn’t feel more productive in a fresh, clean home? Below are some tips to get you started.

1. Set your intentions
What are you hoping to achieve by de-cluttering your home? Are you looking to make more room in your closet for new clothes? Do you want to make it easier to find things? Having a specific goal in mind will help motivate you to get the job done.

2. Pick a date
Even the most organized among us are prone to procrastinating when it comes to cleaning. Take a look at your schedule, choose a date that you know you’ll be able to stick to and mark it down in your calendar. Consider asking a friend or partner to help keep you accountable.

3. Take inventory of your tools
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to keep a tidier home, think about how you’ll do it. Do you have all the tools you’ll need to do this? Do you have enough sponges? Do you need more cleaning solution? Go to the hardware store and stock up.