New Year, New (Home) Resolutions

Golden numbers 2018 on old wood and defocused christmas lights. Great christmas and new year background for your design.

The new year always serves as a catalyst for personal resolutions and goals: be healthy, save money, volunteer, get organized, etc. Essentially, the same objectives could be set for your home.


We’ve transformed Time magazine’s Top Ten Commonly Broken New Year’s Resolutions into the top list of what the resolute homeowner should accomplish in 2018 and beyond.


Don’t worry, you’ve got this!


1. Cut Your Energy Use (lose weight)
2. Purify Indoor Air (quit smoking)
3. Budget for Improvements (get out of debt)
4. Educate Yourself on Home Finances (learn something new)
5. De-clutter (get organized)
6. Support Your Community (volunteer)
7. Slash Your Water Use (drink less)
8. Share Home Improvement Projects (spend more time with the family)
9. Exercise Your DIY Skills (get fit)
10. Use Maintenance-Free Materials (be less stressed)


Happy New Year!

Keep a Cleaner Home

Home cleaning

It’s a new year, and many of you likely made resolutions revolving around the home: lower energy bills, de-clutter, cook more, etc. One resolution you also may have made is to keep a cleaner home.


For those of you who clean your own home, this resolution can be a big undertaking.


If you’re particular about cleanliness, then you may be tempted to clean all the time. Realistically, nobody has time for that. It’s better to stick to a schedule.


That’s why we’ve come up with this helpful home-cleaning guide for how often you should complete your regular chores. Follow this schedule and come next season, spring-cleaning won’t even be necessary.


Home Cleaning Schedule copy

Need to keep a visual reminder? Print out this guide here and put it somewhere where you’ll see it!