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New Year Resolutions For Your Home

Happy New Year!  I’m sure on January 1st  your Facebook and Instagram timelines were flooded with the “New Year, New Me” posts. Maybe you have made a few New Year resolutions of your own – Exercise more, eat healthier, save money. Don’t get me wrong, those are admirable goals But, why not channel some of that “New Year, New Me” energy into your home? These New Year resolutions for your home will help you create a living space that’s more organized and more enjoyable.


 

New Year Resolutions for Your Home

 

1. Make Your Personal Space….Personal

The rooms featured in Architectural Digest are beautiful and trendy decor can be fun. But, resist the urge to buy things for your home just because that’s what the cool kids are into. Your home should be a reflection of you.
My personal style is bohemian chic with a dash of Old Hollywood glam which explains my love of gold fixtures, mirrored furniture, and unexpected decorative touches – like my mom’s vintage Louis Vuitton handbag (pictured below).

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2. Stay on Top of Your Bills

Last year, I came home to find a bright red disconnect notice from the water company on my door knob. It wasn’t because I didn’t have the funds to pay (Thank God), I simply forgot about it. Don’t let this happen to you. To avoid making that mistake again, I set almost all of my monthly bills up on auto-pay. For bills that don’t have an auto-pay option, I set reminders on my cell phone.

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3. Create a Cleaning Schedule

Stop putting off your household chores until they pile up and become too overwhelming. Create a cleaning schedule. Tackle smaller tasks on a more regular basis so that your chores never become unmanageable.

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4. Don’t Be So Anti-Social

One of my resolutions last year was to entertain more. So, I played Hostess “with the most-est” for Thanksgiving. My family came over for dinner, mugs of my delicious spiked cider, and a good time was had by all. It felt good to see my loved ones enjoying my home as much as I do.

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Need a little motivation to entertain? My personal fave, the bar cart maybe your answer.

I found my bar cart (pictured below) for a steal on Etsy.com.  Not only does the bar cart instantly increase the cool factor in your space,  it can also be used to stock your party essentials – spirits, festive glasses, snacks, you name it. All you have to do is invite a few people over and get your party on!

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I’d love to hear other New Years resolutions you’ve made for your home? Share them with me in the comments.

 

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New Year, New Home: New Years Resolutions For Your Home

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Every year around this time, my Facebook timeline is flooded with “New Year, New Me” status updates. People are vowing to purge their “friends list” (that one always makes me laugh), lose weight, save money, or just be happier. But what about making New Years Resolutions for your home? After all, it’s probably one of your biggest investments and where a lot of us spend most of our time.  I’ve compiled a short list of things we can do in the New Year to make the time we spend at home a little more enjoyable.

 

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The Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Every Homeowner Needs

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As much as I believe that homes should be full of personality and style, regular home maintenance is equally (if not more) important. Having a fabulous looking home while ignoring regular maintenance is like being good-looking with a terrible personality. Your home’s beauty is only skin deep.  By establishing regular and seasonal home maintenance schedules, you can identify small problems before they become big, costly ones. This Fall Home Maintenance Checklist will help you protect your investment and maintain the beauty of your home -inside and out.

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Clean Slate Series: House Cleaning Tips for People Who Hate to Clean

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Do you avoid inviting family and friends to your home because making your home “presentable” seem s close to impossible? Would you rather have a root canal than spend your weekend scrubbing floors? Well, my friend, today’s post, the last in my Clean Slate series, is just for you! I’m sharing my favorite, time-saving, house cleaning tips. So, grab your rubber gloves and let’s get started.

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The Most Stylish Shoe Storage Ever

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While I was surfing the web and Pintrest obsessing over dream closets, I stumbled across a few shoe storage ideas that spoke to me and totally represent my decorating style. Unique and unexpected. With dash of glamour. Do you have a passion for fashion? Is your shoe collection way too fabulous to be hidden away in your closet? Give your shoe collection the spotlight it deserves. These stylish shoe storage ideas also double as a wonderful addition to your room decor. Prepare to be inspired.

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Clean Slate Series: Simple Bedroom Closet Organization Tips

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I was recently attacked, ya’ll!

Not by a bear in the woods…or  the neighbor’s German Shepard. No, I was attacked by a stack of falling shoeboxes as I was trying to plan my outfit for the next day. That’s when I realized it was time to really focus on closet organization. I poured over magazines and websites to find the best way to accomplish this rather daunting task. Then I boiled all of that down to things that Kiki would actually do (I’m self aware, if nothing else). Check out these 6 simple organization tips that helped me declutter my bedroom closet and shave time off my morning routine

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Clean Slate Series: The Junk Drawer Makeover

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Let’s admit it. We all have that notorious “junk drawer” in the kitchen. You know, that drawer that you shove everything that was on counter into before your guests arrive. If yours is anything like mine, there is absolutely no telling what you will find in there and there’s no real rhyme or reason WHY those things are there. I have to dig through piles of junk just to find a simple pair of scissors. This is why I sometimes purchase things that I already have.  What a waste of time AND money! In my last post, I told you guys I was getting my act together in 2015 by getting organized.  In today’s post, the first of my CLEAN SLATE Series, I will show you how to makeover your junk drawer in 1 hour or less. I’m also revealing the results of my junk drawer makeover. If I can do it, trust me, anyone can.

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