Many of us see the New Year as a chance to turn over a new leaf. If you’ve been looking for a reason to start on a home renovation, furniture stores in Chicago like us can help. Here’s some food for thought regarding the New Year and your home’s new look.
First up, and maybe the least fun: it may be time to clean house. A comprehensive cleaning is New Year’s tradition in many cultures around the globe, and it will make your life much easier once you start moving and arranging your furniture. Deep-cleaning your carpets, polishing your floors, wiping down shelves and other surfaces, vacuuming sofas and armchairs, scrubbing your windows, and taking your rugs and curtains out for a good beating will help you start off the New Year with a clean slate.
Next, once your home is sparkling, start taking stock of what you need and don’t need. Extra clutter gets in the way of great design, and if you have doo-dads lying around that you never use, then it’s time to get rid of them. Plus, a clean and organized environment often helps with mental focus and productivity.
Break your projects down piece-by-piece. Many New Years resolutions fail because we think we have to change our lives in one fell swoop. That’s not necessarily the case—in fact, you have a much better chance of completing something if you set realistic expectations. Give yourself time to pick out your new furniture, colors, accents, etc.
Last, but not least, there are many ways that you can make your redecoration or renovation a family project. Get all hands on deck to make the process quicker and more fun!