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Intentional Bedroom

As we enter the new year, many seek ways to revamp our living spaces to reflect our current goals and aspirations. One way to start this process is by cleaning and decluttering our homes to create a more intentional and purposeful living environment. Here are some tips on how to clean up your home to set the stage for a transformative year ahead.

Start with Decluttering

Before you can truly transform your space, it’s vital to declutter and get rid of items that no longer serve a purpose or bring you joy. Take the time to go through each room and assess what items can be donated, sold, or thrown away. Simplifying your space will make it look cleaner and create a sense of calm and openness.

Deep Cleaning

Once you have decluttered, it’s time to give your home a thorough, deep clean. This includes dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and cleaning hard-to-reach areas often overlooked. Consider hiring a professional cleaning service for a more comprehensive cleaning, especially if you need more time or energy to do it yourself.

Modern Livingroom

Organize Strategically

After decluttering and cleaning, organizing your belongings is essential. Invest in storage solutions such as bins, baskets, shelves, and furniture to maximize space and keep everything in its proper place. Consider labeling containers and creating designated zones for different categories of items to make finding and maintaining a tidy home easier. Use empty spaces such as under the bed or in out-of-the-way closets to add extra sneaky storage space.

Assess Your Furniture Layout

Look at your current design and assess whether it aligns with your goals for the year. Consider rearranging your furniture to create a more functional and visually appealing space. Experiment with different arrangements to see what suits your lifestyle and needs best. Consider investing in new furniture pieces or updating the ones you already have to refresh your space.

Sleek Dining Nook

Add Personal Touches

As you clean up and transform your home, add personal touches that reflect your personality and style. Consider incorporating meaningful artwork, family photos, plants, and decorative accents that bring joy and inspiration to your space. These personal touches will make your home feel more inviting and remind you of your goals and aspirations for the year ahead.

Embrace Quality

As you clean up your home, consider embracing the minimalist philosophy of “less is more.” Opt for quality over quantity when it comes to decor and furnishings, and aim to create a clean, clutter-free environment that allows for better focus and mindfulness. Keep surfaces clear and prioritize functionality and purpose in every design decision.

Minimalist Kitchen

Set Intentions for Each Room

Take the time to set intentions for each room. Consider what you want to achieve in each space and how to align the design and decor to support those goals. For example, if you want your living room to be a place of relaxation and connection, consider creating a cozy seating area with soft lighting and comfortable furnishings. To increase productivity in your home office, organize your desk so that only the most essential things are in sight to boost focus.

Maintenance & Consistency

Once you have cleaned up and transformed your home, it’s essential to maintain cleanliness and organization regularly. Set aside time each week for cleaning and tidying up to prevent clutter from accumulating. Consistency is critical to creating a space that supports your goals and aspirations throughout the year.


Remember to practice gratitude and enjoy the experience of creating a living space that feels intentional and purposeful. You can also call on friends or family for support to get started. New year, new you, you got this.

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