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2019 has arrived, and you’ve laid out all your New Year’s resolutions that will launch you into a happier, healthier year. But have you put together any New Year’s resolutions for your home? With plenty of research on the impact your environment has on your well-being, one of the best things you can do to support all your personal resolutions is to make sure your home is just as happy as you are. We’ve put together a list of four New Year’s Home Resolutions to get you off on the right foot.

Streamline and Minimize
Streamline and MinimizeA year is a lot of time to gather junk. It’s swallowing that one kitchen drawer, overtaking your nightstand, and launching a quiet coup d’état in the corners of your closet. So, before you find yourself on an episode of Hoarders, make the choice to pare down everything that’s cohabiting with you. Clothes, decorations, and knick-knacks that you use every once in a while, can be donated to make a larger impact on someone else’s life while leaving you more time and space to enjoy the items that actually bring you joy. And somehow the process of decluttering your home seems to declutter your mind – seems like a win-win to start the year, right? Plus, if you’re planning to move into a new Shea Home soon, eliminating miscellaneous items will make the move that much simpler.

Add Some Florals
Add FloralsAfter you’ve purged your home of the clutter, you may find some surfaces like desks and counters suddenly looking barren. It’s the perfect time for a trip to your local nursery! The simple addition of some flowers and plants to your favorite rooms can have a surprisingly dramatic effect on the mood of a space. And as far as 2019 design trends go, it’s one of the most affordable upgrades you can do. Not only will plants liven up your living spaces, but their air purifying qualities could do your lungs a favor too.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

At Shea Homes®, we work to keep our new homes energy efficient from the start, which is why our ENERGY STAR® certified homes use up to 20-30% less energy than other non-certified homes. Through a combination of complete thermal enclosure systems, high-efficiency ventilation, comprehensive water management systems, and energy-efficient appliances and lighting, together families that have purchased ENERGY STAR labeled homes tend to save more each year on utility bills. But there’s always more you can do! Take your mother’s advice and turn off the lights whenever you leave a room; turn your water heater down a few degrees and wash your clothes in cold water. Small changes can lead to big savings, and this is one resolution that helps everyone on the planet.

A Family DIY
Foster Family RelationshipsIf fostering your closest relationships is one of your resolutions, this is a great way to bring your family together. Whether it’s starting a garden in the backyard, building the game room of your kids’ dreams, or fresh paint in the bedrooms, a family project is a bonding experience that will leave everyone with new skills and a renewed appreciation for your home.

What are some of your home resolutions this year? Let us know below! For everything else Shea Homes Arizona, visit www.sheahomes.com/newhomes/phoenix/.

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2018 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 5, 2018

Happy New Year - Resolutions for your home in 2018Life gets busy, complicated and hectic. In this New Year let’s all make a resolution to slow down and make our lives simpler. Let’s create a little change in our homes without spending a lot of time and money. Shea Homes® put together a few ideas to help you simplify and perhaps create something new and different for your home (and for you) in 2018.

Rearrange Your Living Room

Has your furniture been placed in the same way for years? Moving your furniture around could make your living room or any room in your house feel like a brand new space in your home.

Use the “Fancy’ Dishes

Let’s get crazy this 2018! We all have that dishware we store in a box or somewhere up high all year long for special occasions, only touching the table a few times a year. Why not use that “special” dishware that makes you so happy? Do it for you!

Make your Bed

There are actual studies proving that making your bed every morning can make you happier. Establishing a routine every morning by waking up and making your bed will make the overall room look more put together, and will also have you starting your day off by being productive, and efficient!

Start a Donation Box

After the holidays we always find ourselves with more than we had before. Instead of wasting a day cleaning out each room, make it a quick hour clean up with everyone designated to a room. If you forgot you had it, donate it! After you do one New Year sweep of the house, keep the tradition of donating alive by having a donate box that everyone at home can utilize all year long.

Separate with Baskets

No one enjoys separating out their own dirty clothes from lights, darks, and hand wash — much less their entire family’s laundry. Let’s skip a step this year by having a separate basket for each load of wash, or buying a sorting hamper with multiple compartments. Make each person responsible for separating their own clothes and make laundry a quick 1, 2, 3!

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2017 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 13, 2017

New Year's Resolutions for Your HomeNow that the chaos of the holidays is over, many of us are hungry for change and a fresh start. A new year is the perfect place to implement new habits & routines to live the life you have always wanted and to reach the goals that you have set. These new habits usually include healthy eating and more exercise, but we would argue that home improvement and care is just as important (your home is where you do most of your living after all!). As you take a look at the coming year with a fresh set of eyes, here are a few New Year’s resolutions for your home: 

Remove Excess

Put your house on a diet by getting rid of the junk! Schedule a day to take a good, hard look at all of the things you own, recall the last time you used them, the likelihood that you will use them within the next six months and the value that they bring to your life and your home. If you find items that haven’t been used in ages, that you aren’t likely to use in the near future and that don’t serve a specific purpose in your life or home, put them in a pile and let them go. This practice is simple, yet life-changing when you experience the mental space that is cleared up by simply decluttering. 

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 8, 2016

Get Social
Now that the excesses of the holidays are over, many of us shift into self-improvement mode. It could be the possibilities represented by the dawning of a New Year. (Or maybe it’s our tight pants!) Either way, now is the time to set our New Year’s resolutions. Healthy eating and more exercise usually top the list. Home improvement is right up there too. As you take a look at the coming year with a fresh set of eyes, here are a few New Year’s resolutions for your home:

Lose Weight

Put your house on a diet by getting rid of the junk! If you haven’t yet read Marie Kondo’s best-selling de-cluttering book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, order it now. The best $10 investment you can make, and your home will thank you for it. The guiding principle of Kondo’s autonomous Kon Mari method? Keep only that which brings you joy. Simple, yet life-changing.

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Best resolution ever? More fun.

January 16, 2015

  While there’s nothing wrong with losing weight, saving money, and writing the Great American Novel in 2015, be sure to add some entertainment to your resolution list. A little balance just might make those other goals easier to reach. Kick off the brainstorming with these ideas. Happy New Year! National Western Stock Show – […]

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New Year, New Home?

January 6, 2014

  If your 2014 resolution is to invest in your future, a new home may be the way to go. Whether you are looking for more space for your family or you are ready to downsize, purchasing this year could make the most sense. Evaluate your situation Decide if looking for a new home is […]

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5 Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 27, 2013

This time of year, people all over the world are thinking about their hopes for the new year. Is that you? And if so, have you started setting real, achievable goals for yourself? Whether it’s buying a house for the first time, quitting smoking, running a marathon (or just running a mile), or growing closer […]

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