Do you set goals for the New Year? While personal resolutions are popular, I love to make home goals for the new year.
January is traditionally the month of fresh starts. It seems like one moment I’m watching all the Hallmark Christmas movies and the next moment there’s suddenly pressure to hustle, to make goals, to make things happen. While I do like to make personal goals, making home goals is my favorite. Maybe it’s because it feels like less pressure?
Whatever the motivation, I would encourage you to try making some goals for your home this year. Our homes are about so much more than decorating (although that’s a fun part!) They’re about creating a space we want to come home to. I believe that getting your home to that point is what we are all really striving for.
Creating a Home You Want To Come Home To
Creating a home you want to come home to can mean different things to different people. Figuring out what is holding you back from loving your home (and addressing it) is the real key to creating a space you want to come home to.
Maybe you struggle with clutter and your home is starting to feel like it’s closing in on you; then focusing on decluttering and simplifying will bring you that much closer to loving and using your home like it should be. Rather than being a keeper of stuff you become a keeper of your home. Suddenly you have more time for what really matters instead of wasting precious time moving piles of stuff around your home.
Or perhaps you’ve never taken the time to actually figure out how you want your home to serve you. Do you have a family? Are you single? A couple? Your life circumstances play such a huge role in how your home should function for you. Rather than comparing your home to one you see on instagram or social media, try taking a good hard look at your lifestyle and how your home fits into it.
Does it serve you? Does it function in a way that helps you? If it doesn’t, figure out what exactly isn’t working and then brainstorm solutions. For instance, say you have a formal dining room that you never use and it just sits there gathering dust, while at the same time you have 3 kids and a living room that feels cramped from all of the toys.
Try thinking outside of the box. Could that dining room instead be used as a play room? A homework station? Either option could potentially declutter your living room and utilize an otherwise underutilized space. Basic changes like that cost no money and make our homes work so much harder for us!
Home Goals Worksheet
As with any resolution or goal it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re interested in making some home goals for the coming year I’ve made up a cute little worksheet that gets you started. I’m a low pressure kind of resolution gal 🙂 so this worksheet is meant to help you explore how you could make your home serve you better, and how you can enjoy it as well.
Plan on starting a new tradition. Dream about making over a room. Figure out how you want your home to feel. But most of all, remember that creating a home you want to come home to starts when you define what that means for you. Once you have that down, then you can start taking actionable steps toward making it happen!
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