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New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Tenants

At the start of the new year, we often come up with resolutions to better ourselves. It’s a common tradition to set up goals that we couldn’t achieve in the past year. These resolutions range in productivity depending on how life-changing it is. If you want a new year’s resolution but cannot think of one, we have a list of ideas for our tenants. We like to keep them short and simple for you, so the resolutions won’t be time-consuming. They aren’t life-changing goals, but they are little achievements to help live a productive lifestyle.

Resolution #1: Deep Clean Everything

We aren’t talking about a light dusting, it’s like spring cleaning in January. This means vacuuming underneath the furniture, scrubbing, mopping, and getting rid of those harsh stains. The deep cleaning process can range from a full day to a week, depending on the circumstances/size of the home. This will give the idea to finally clean an area that you’ve been avoiding. It’s time to get your hands dirty. Here is a checklist to help you get started. 

Resolution #2: Declutter Your Space

Since we are on the subject of cleaning, it’s important to also try to declutter your space. Clutter control can help with your organization and finding hidden treasures. You can create a better atmosphere by decluttering things you no longer use or don’t need. You can either donate or throw away the items depending on the quality. Just remember to organize by category. Here is a guide to help you declutter each room of a houseAlso, you can check out our latest blog post about decluttering and organizing your home. Click here to check it out!

Resolution #3: Organize Your Food Properly

It’s important to keep maintaining your pantry and fridge monthly. This makes sure you aren’t keeping expired foods or overstocking your storage space. If you haven’t been up to date with your food storage, then it’s time to make it official. Keeping both the pantry/fridge organized can help you locate items better and maintain the freshness of the food. Instead of this being a one-time resolution, try making this a monthly resolution if you go through a bunch of food. By seeing how much food is being thrown away, you might consider to eating in more and try to save money by not going out so much. Here are some ideas to help you get started. 

Resolution #4: Change Batteries in Smoke and CO2 Alarms

Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night by loud beeping or chirping? Whenever that irritating sound happens, it is time to change the alarm batteries. If you don’t want to be woken up in the middle of the night, let this be an early reminder. Even though it’s a little resolution, this reminder will help you in the long run.

Resolution #5: Redecorate Your Rental

Perhaps your place looks plain and you want to add a little spice. Redecorating your home is a perfect way to start the new year. A change of scenery can amplify the atmosphere or create an eye-appealing environment. You can try something new like rearranging the furniture or a new design concept. The customization possibilities are endless, especially when you’re a tenant. Even though there are guidelines, you should follow the lease agreement and not cause too much damage. Here are some decorating ideas for your rental that are low-risk and safe.

Resolution #6: Start Saving to Buy Your Own House

Many tenants are currently renting because they cannot afford a down payment on a house. Saving money is challenging when you have stacks of bills or trying to maintain your lifestyle. In the spirit of the new year, it’s time to start saving instead of spending. Don’t think you must save large amounts of money, just take one step at a time and remember every little penny counts. You can start by budgeting your monthly wages or trying money-saving hacks. Here are some money-saving tips to help you get started. 

We hope that these new year’s resolution ideas will help our tenants start 2022 right.


Written by: Marie Carlisle

Marie recently joined our team as an Office Manager to assist our realtors with administration, customer service, marketing, time management, and keeping up our social media. She graduated at Lander University with a bachelor’s degree in English in Professional Writing. In the past, she previously worked in various customer service roles for five years at different businesses. Currently, she wants to expand her knowledge in the Real Estate business with various marketing tactics and ideas to help our business evolve. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, creative writing, and spending time with her friends/family as well as her husband, Terry.