I know everyone loves to start a new year with resolutions, but I feel like that word tends to put too much pressure on yourself so I am a big fan of New Year, NEW goals! Goal is a great comprimise because it lets you prepare yourself mentally to get you to the goal you have in mind. Some of the few I have in mind for the New Year are below, I think this is fun to do because writing it down keeps you accountable and motivates me even more to do it-here we go!
*Organize and get rid of clutter in our kitchen space as well as other spaces within our house. I don’t know about you but their really is nothing better to me than opening a cabinet that has organization and controlled chaos. Right now I am definitely in the market for buying more organizational storage bins, baskets, and even spice racks. YOU name it. I am a very organized person by nature BUT I think getting more bins for snacks, and clear glass jars for cooking essentials will only make my life easier in the kitchen. The great thing about the ones below are that you can grab these at Target, TJ MAXX, or even the container store. How mean can we all just take a moment to look at how pretty this looks??
*The boxes that food comes in can take up too much room (has anyone else noticed this?) and finding things on the fly can be challenging if you are in a rush. Another great thing about having clear bins is that kids are able to navigate their way through your kitchen in an easier manner too.
*Go through items you have lying on countertops, and even your dining room table. I feel like we are all so busy and places in our house especially the dining room table tend to be the hot spot for all of our clutter and paperwork. I am in the market for finding an organizational way to store all of our paperwork and bills without some of our surfaces looking like a hot mess.
*Who else is sick of walking into chaos in their basement? This girl is! This year my mission is to tackle our basement which could use various different organizational elements to help make it more manageable for the whole family. Below is such an easy and amazing way to keep all of your holiday decor, party supplies, kids toys etc. in one area. Clear bins with labels is such an easy way to make this happen too. Also, the metal shelving that these bins are on is not too pricey either.
*Another goal I have is to continue to create more me time for myself. This really is so important especially to promise yourself to do as you get older and life gets crazier. This can mean going to meet a girlfriend for drinks, getting a mani-pedi and also getting a workout in. I am usually such a go go go type person so sitting in one place for a while can be challenging, but so important. Reading is also one of my favorite things to do in my spare time especially the winter when it is unbearable in New England to go outside
I hope this also helps motivate you to tackle some of the projects you have been wanting to make happen around your house I can’t wait to share mine with you!
Have a wonderful rest of your week!