New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home Part 4
Every year when January rolls around we vow to lose weight, save money or spend more time with family and friends. But what goals do we set for our home? Let us guide you through 5 ideas for your home this New Year.
- Work out a weekly system for keeping your house clean
Are you overwhelmed with the idea of cleaning your home and up keeping it daily? Read these tips from www.flylady.net on “babysteps” and check out the site for daily and weekly schedules to keep your house in tip top shape without spending your day cleaning.
- Establish small routines first and then work up to more items. Don’t try to do a full-blown routine the very first day. FlyLady’s routines are just an example to help you to develop your own. Pick three things for the morning and three things for the evening.
- Consistency is the key to all of this. We have to take our time with our routines. They do not happen over-night. It is the result of tiny changes over several months. BabySteps! If you try to accomplish this without taking the BabySteps, your habits will not be everlasting. BabySteps are the key. Yes, you can do your routines by looking at a list of things to do, but they have to become automatic, a part of you, for them to be life changing.
- Take your time and enjoy the process. Don’t feel pressured to do it all at once. This is worth going slow. I did, and for once I didn’t throw in the towel; I did it one habit at a time. When I did fall, I was able to pick myself up and start again at any time. It takes SHEs 28 days to establish a habit. Believe me, I have tried everything to not do this. Nothing ever worked for very long. It doesn’t matter if you miss one day; just get back on your horse and keep taking those BabySteps. It is the practice that makes it work.