Can’t ever seem to commit to your New Year's resolutions? Consider making one for your home instead. From investing in quality bedding to energy-saving home upgrades and more, here are a handful of resolutions that will improve your home and your life in 2020.
Buy better bedding
While sheets and other bed coverings might seem like no big deal, research shows there’s actually a strong link between how well you sleep and how good you feel— suggesting that high quality bedding might help you improve your life significantly. Along with regulating your sleep schedule and boosting your mood, a good night’s sleep can strengthen your immune system, so you’ll be happier and healthier by investing in some of Brooklinen’s finely woven, long-staple cotton bed linens.
Whether it means finally cleaning out your entry closet or forging a wall-mounted kitchen storage scheme, paring down and organizing your place will help you clear your mind and home for the new year. If housework isn’t your forte, commit to streamlining just one small area of your home at a time—such as your pantry or bathroom cabinets—so you can keep your space (and head) clean and clutter-free in 2020.
Only use natural cleaning products
Like it or not, most store-bought cleaning products are packed with hazardous chemicals—like phosphorous and ammonia—that are every bit as bad for your health as they are the environment. Do your lungs (and Mother Earth) a favor and switch to all-natural cleaning supplies, aka ones that are made with biodegradable ingredients such as baking soda, lemon, or vinegar to ensure your indoor air stays toxin-free in 2020.
Swap out your incandescent bulbs for LED bulbs
If you’re still using incandescent light bulbs—i.e. the cheap ones you can pick up at the supermarket—the new year is the time to reconsider. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LED bulbs use about 25 to 80 percent less energy than conventional incandescent ones—so making the switch to LED light bulbs in 2020 will be easier on the environment and your bank account.
Decorate with plants
Never underestimate the impact houseplants can make on your home—and life. Along with releasing oxygen that helps naturally purify and refresh the air in a room, studies suggest that simply looking at houseplants can lift your spirits and lower your blood pressure. Make the resolution to bring more greenery into your home in 2020 and you’ll live in a happier, healthier space.
Sticking to your New Year’s resolutions is no easy feat. Try making a simple resolution for your home in 2020, instead of one you can’t commit to.