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5 Projects to Jumpstart Getting Organized in the New Year

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As the year comes to a close, it’s that time to be thinking ahead. Get a jumpstart on your organizing, decorating, and storage resolutions by accomplishing these four easy projects today.

The Tree

Get the tree out on the curb and put the holiday ornaments put away. Many city departments in the Boston area, from Franklin to Worcester, will help to properly dispose of your Christmas tree. Many other businesses may even offer free or a low-cost removal option. Be sure to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing it out on the curb. Getting the tree out now will help you get back into a normal routine so that you’re ready for the coming year.

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Plan Out Your Year

Get a new planner and start planning out your year. Mark birthdays, anniversaries, and vacations that you already have planned. Also, add decluttering and cleaning days. You’ll hit the ground running on your resolutions once the New Year rolls around.

Get Rid of Something Big

lots of clutter in garageWant to declutter your life in the New Year? Start now by getting rid of something large this year. Start by getting rid of large items whether it’s old furniture or something you’ve been holding on to for too long. Starting with one item at a time can help you continue the streak into the New Year.

Start Working Towards New Habits

According to some studies, it can take over two months to develop a habit, so start making small changes now to get the results you want to achieve. If you want to eat better, start by buying a scale and recording all of your food. If you want to be more organized, start by getting a planner and making a habit to use it. Changes in behavior start by making small decisions.

Get Ready for a Remodel

Start planning your remodel by gathering inspiration. Get samples of materials, ask around for a designer, and begin identifying what you want to accomplish in your space. In terms of storage or organization, whether you simply want more storage space, a different layout, or something that looks more luxurious than your current situation, Closet & Storage Concepts here in Boston can help you create the home you’ve always wanted.

Get started today by scheduling a free, in-home estimate to begin planning for your new home storage systems. We are your choice for custom closets and home storage solutions in the greater Franklin, Medfield, and Hopkinton areas. 

Post originally published December 2016, updated in 2018. Photos: [1] © cacaroot. [2] © trekandshoot.

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