The start of the new year is a time for a fresh start. This is when everyone makes resolutions to live a better and healthier life, they promise to pick up a new hobby, and they swear they will join the gym and actually go this year. While many of these resolutions don’t last longer than a few weeks, there are other ways to start the new year off right.

Whether you want to make better New Year’s resolutions that you will stick to or you want to make some changes to start the year off right, this is the time to start planning! Before the new year has begun, you should begin figuring out the best way to start it off right!

At Clean Bees Homekeepers in Fort Collins, we want to give you some ideas on how to start 2019 in the best way possible. We will give you tips and ideas for different ways to get a fresh start in the new year. Read on to learn more and get some great ideas!

Make Reasonable Resolutions

Going from working out once in the last year (remember that time you had to run to be first in line during free ice cream day at Ben & Jerry’s?) to hitting the gym four times a week in the new year is not reasonable at all. It takes some time to make these changes in your life and you are a lot more likely to be successful if you take it slow and don’t overdo it right away. Instead of saying that you are going to go to the gym every day during the week for an intense workout, choose to simply make healthier choices. Take the stairs instead of the elevator at work. Park a little further away than normal. Take a walk around the block after work instead of plopping on the couch the minute you get home. Make a healthy dinner once a week instead of ordering pizza three nights in a row.

It is easy to make small and positive changes in your life when you make them manageable and reasonable. Eventually, you will be able to say you are going to the gym four days a week and actually follow through. It is important to start small and work your way up to bigger goals, that way, your resolutions last longer than three weeks.

Clean Out Junk

After the holidays, you may notice more stuff laying around your home. This is because every member of your family likely got more stuff for the holidays and don’t know what to do with it all. At the beginning of the year, make an effort to clean out your house. Take a few days to go through everything and get rid of old stuff you no longer need. Clean out closets, storage spaces, the basement, the garage, your kid’s rooms, and even the kitchen. You are more than likely to find a ton of stuff you no longer need or want that you can donate. Get rid of old toys, clothing, kitchen gadgets, sports equipment, and anything else you no longer need. Make a trash pile and donate pile as you make your way through each room in your home.

This may take some time, but it will be worth it once you are done. Not only do you give some perfectly good items to those who need them more, but you also get to rid your home of unnecessary items and free up some space in cabinets and closets. This is a great way to get a fresh start in the new year.

Say Goodbye to Toxic Things

The beginning of the year is a great time to say goodbye to anything toxic in your life. Whether this is a friend who spreads negativity, a job that makes you depressed, or an activity that you no longer enjoy, it is time to say goodbye. It can be hard to do, but sometimes it is necessary to living a healthy and happy life. We aren’t saying to walk in and quit your job, but if you are unhappy, start looking for something else. If you have been in a book club for the last few years and you no longer enjoy it, it is okay to leave. Do what is best for you and get a fresh start. Think about the things you need to change in order to live a better life.

Toxic things could even include your habits. Smoking, drinking, eating unhealthy foods, and other habits can be damaging to your health and may be keeping you from living your best life. Try to ditch these habits in the new year, or make a plan to slowly cut them out. You will be amazed at how much your life can change when you change your habits.

Reconnect With People

While the holidays are a time for family and friends, it is easy to find ourselves distracted by the stress that comes with them. It can be hard to enjoy family time, make time for friends, and spend an evening with those you love as the year draws to an end. Make an effort to reconnect with friends and family after the chaos of the holidays has died down. Spending quality time with the people around you is a great way to start the year off right. Take your spouse to dinner, have a day of fun with the kids, meet a friend for lunch and simply catch up. These connections are what make it all worth it. It can really help you feel more involved and important when you surround yourself with those who love you, especially after the holidays.

Get Your Home Cleaned

What better way to start the year off fresh than to get your entire home professionally deep cleaned? Even if you are good at keeping up with cleaning your home, getting a professional cleaning once in a while can help give your house the fresh touch it needs. Our team at Clean Bees Homekeepers can help you take your home to the next level of clean with our one-time house cleaning services, allowing you to start the new year off with a beautifully cleaned home. After cleaning out all of your closets, you can get your home cleaned by us and spend quality time relaxing with your family. Cleaning after the holidays is exhausting, which is why you need a professional’s help!

As the new year rolls around, be sure to contact Clean Bees Homekeepers to have your home in Northern Colorado cleaned from ceiling to floor. We know you will love starting the new year with a fresh and spotless home.