If you’re anything like me, then this time of year is all about getting your home back on track, getting yourself organized, and trying to do a little better job of all the little things that you do each and every day. Honestly, I absolutely love it! There’s something about the chance to try to do just a little bit better, be a little bit more clever, and move myself just a little bit closer to my goals that’s always so exciting and refreshing to me.
A lot of us look to our homes when we’re planning out our New Year’s goals and, specifically, how clean and tidy our homes are and how well they will work for our families this year. 2015 was a pretty great year for cleaning and organizing around here, so I thought it might be fun to look back on a few of my most popular posts from that category from the last year and maybe gain a little inspiration and a little extra motivation for the year ahead! If you missed any of these posts last year, now’s your chance to check them out and maybe add some of these tips to your housekeeping bag of tricks for 2016!
Do you have a favorite cleaning and organizing trick that you learned in 2015? What kinds of things would you like to see me write more about in 2016?
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.