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Three New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

Three New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

Start the year right

Written by –
Jess Ng
on December 31st 2017
Born and raised in the UK, Jess is NONAGON’s resident historian turned marketer turned writer, drawn to Hong Kong by the lure of dim sum breakfasts and bustling city life. A foodie who loves to cook, food occupies 70% of her brain 90% of the time. When not eating, Jess can typically be found buried in a book or obsessing over making NONAGON’s Instagram #feedgoals.

As a new year gets underway, it’s time to start thinking about resolutions for the year ahead. Whilst I’m sure you’ve already considered the typical ‘exercise more’, ‘spend less’ declarations, have you ever thought about setting resolutions for your home? After all, home is where the heart is, so if you really want to change for the better this year, it makes sense to start here. Read on for three ideas to get you started.

I Resolve to Declutter

Whether you hop on board the Marie Kondo train or opt to give Swedish death cleaning a whirl, the new year is the perfect time to do away with the old.

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The key to successful decluttering is to focus on one room at a time. If you try to take on the whole house in one go, it becomes very easy to get overwhelmed.

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Though there are many approaches to decluttering, I recommend starting with tidying the space in question first. Only then can you begin to see how much room you have to play with, and just how much you should be aiming to get rid of. From there, you can start pulling out things you no longer need or want.


Struggling to decide what to get rid of? Check out our definitive guide to creating a Zen home for some helpful tips and advice.

I Resolve to Safeguard My Home

I’m sure many of you put a lot of thought into making your home look pretty, but how much time do you take to consider home security? Although I would recommend making the topic of home security a year-round concern, the new year is a great time to undertake an overall assessment of your home’s safety.

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Start by checking that all your alarms are in order. Next, make your way through your house room by room and assess all possible risks. This could include things like points of entry or potential sources of water leaks.

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After compiling your list of vulnerabilities, take to the world wide web to research effective solutions. I recommend turning to smart technology where possible for the most up to date method of safeguarding. Check out our guide to smart homes for more information.

I Resolve to Make My Home More Eco-Friendly

With the threat of climate change set to grow more omnipresent in 2018, it makes sense for this to be the year you try to reduce your carbon footprint. Whether this means investing in solar panels or adopting a zero waste lifestyle, the planet (and your wallet) will thank you.

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The simplest way to make your home more eco-friendly is to start with small changes. For instance, switch to using compact fluorescent light bulbs, or line dry your clothing so you can gradually cut back on using the tumble dryer. You’d be amazed at how the littlest things can make a big difference.

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If you feel like taking on a bigger challenge, how about committing to a zero waste lifestyle? Trust me, it’s easier than you think – here’s the guide to prove it. Or if you have plans to renovate this year, take the time to really do your research with regards to the materials you will use. To get you started, make sure to check out our feature on eco-friendly material swaps.

What are your resolutions for the new year? Let us know in the comments below!


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