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Keep Your Home-Related Resolutions in 2018

2017 is drawing to a close and 2018 will soon be here.  It’s only natural that we are all thinking about the new year and how we want to do things differently.  Something about flipping the calendar to a new year makes us feel like we are turning a new page in our lives.  One area of life that many of us consider as we think of changes we’d like to make is our homes.  Busy schedules keep many of us from taking care of our homes as we’d like to, but we always have hope that the coming year will be different.  To give yourself a better chance of keeping your resolutions, be wise in making them.  Here are some helpful tips in choosing the kinds of home-related resolutions that are easier to keep.

Choose the Right Size

A common error we make when we choose our New Year’s Resolutions is to think too big.  Let’s face it, you’re not going to completely overhaul your home or your habits instantly.  And you shouldn’t expect that of yourself.  Unrealistically high expectations will inevitably lead to disappointment, and disappointment may lead to less motivation and more failure.  Start with small steps, like resolving to keep that problematic cupboard or drawer neat.

Be Aware of What’s Important to You

Resolutions are very personal and require your personal commitment.  Therefore, the best place to start is with what is truly important to you.  Is there a home-related goal that you have been trying to achieve?  Or a habit that is causing you continual stress?  Tailoring your resolutions around your personal objectives or annoyances will give you a better chance to keep them.   If losing your keys is causing you to be stressed and late to work, you will probably be motivated to stick to your resolution to always put your keys on a hook.

Make Sure It’s Measurable

Everyone wants to succeed in keeping their resolutions.  But how can you succeed if success is not clearly defined?  Set from the start exactly what you are trying to succeed.  Rather than saying, “I want to have a cleaner house,” list out specific objectives that you want to achieve, like “I will get rid of the unneeded stuff cluttering up my closet” or “I will make sure the entryway is ready for guests before I leave the house.”

Do It With a Friend

Everything is easier to do when you are not doing it alone.  Enlist a friend who has the same struggles that you do and attack the resolution together.  This works for two reasons.  It provides accountability and it provides encouragement.  You can share your successes as well as your failures.  Friends can also provide insight into more effective ways to keep your resolutions.

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions is not easy.  It’s hard to change habits and ways of life.  Yet your home can benefit from your focused efforts to treat it better.  Langenwalter can help you keep your home-related resolutions with our effective cleaning services.  Cleaning your carpet, wood floors, tile floors and showers, and upholstery can provide a fresh start for you in your quest to keep your home clean, neat, and uncluttered.  Often this is just the kind of motivation that you need to both get started and keep going.  Schedule today online or at 317-876-9944. If an unforeseen water emergency threatens to derail your efforts, we can also take care of that.  Our experienced technicians are just a phone call away.  Call us at 317-876-9944 anytime day or night. We’ll do our best to make 2018 the year that you succeed in keeping your resolutions.

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