Simple Apartment Resolutions You Can Keep

Posted on January 8th, 2019

Resolutions and the new year go together like peanut butter and jelly, but sometimes we put too much pressure on ourselves with them. Instead of drowning yourself with personal resolutions, consider making a few resolutions for your apartments in South End Boston. They’re less stressful, you don’t have to give up your favorite foods, and honestly, some of these projects will surely count as a workout, so it’s a win-win situation!

Start off by decluttering. Everything in your apartment must have a designated place of its own, the neater the better. You don’t have to live minimalistically or rigidly, but don’t let receipts, loose coins, hair elastics, junk mail, old magazines and more take over every surface. Toss anything that needs to go and find some stylish organizational tools so you can easily find things, but also put them away when you’re done. Decorative lidded boxes are fantastic for hiding those odds and ends you need, while keeping them out of sight when they’re not in use. So stack a few on the coffee table and fill them with those lip balms, nail files, remote controls and other things that just look sloppy. Get some for your bedside table, as well. The benefit of lids is that it also prevents things from getting dusty.

Speaking of dust, now is the time to start pulling out all of your furniture and really giving your apartment a good clean. Get those dust bunnies that have taken over under your bed and sofa. Find all of those cat and dog toys that have ended up behind the sofa or under bookcases. Wipe down your pictures and knick knacks and give your windows a quick clean. If you’re really not into cleaning, splurge on someone to come in and do it for you.

However, the benefit of doing it yourself is that you can also take this opportunity to move furniture around. Even if you like your current arrangement, moving some pieces around does wonders on giving you a new perspective and giving your apartment a fresh new feel without doing anything drastic.

When you move into a new apartment, there’s always a period of adjustment as you get used to what you need and what you don’t need. Maybe you even started thinking about adding in a statement piece of art or doing a DIY upholstery project. If you haven’t gotten around to finishing those plans, now is the time to do it. Stop procrastinating. The South End is full of great galleries where you can find some amazing artwork by up-and-coming artists. One single statement piece can do wonders for creating a unique style for your apartment. If you have plans for throw pillows, new lamps, a rug, or any other finishing feature, go for it! Stop putting off these tasks that can turn your apartment into a stunning home.

Make it your goal for the start of 2019 to get your apartments in South End Boston clean, organized, and stylish. You’re perfectly located to find just about anything you need, down to inspiration. If it’s too easy to procrastinate, give yourself a deadline by hosting a party for your neighbors or friends. Then you’ll have no excuse for putting off those chores! Best of all, at the end, you have a fantastic apartment that will be the envy of your friends.