A Fresh Start: Organizing Your Home in the New Year with Wilkinson Homes

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January 17, 2024

As we enter a new year filled with possibilities and opportunities, many of us feel the urge to hit the reset button and start fresh—and this often involves getting our homes in order. From decluttering and organizing to creating a more peaceful and functional living space, Wilkinson Homes understands the importance of a well-organized home in fostering a sense of comfort and tranquility. With our extensive experience and esteemed reputation for building top-quality new homes in Delaware, we're here to guide you on the journey of organizing your home in the new year.

Take it one room at a time

While the enthusiasm to transform your entire living space in the new year may be high, Wilkinson Homes advises taking it one room at a time. This approach not only ensures a more thorough and thoughtful organization process—but also allows you to savor the sense of accomplishment as each space is completed. Whether you choose to start with the kitchen, the main living area or the owner’s suite, selecting a single room or area to focus on is a wise decision. By concentrating your efforts in one specific space, you can delve into the details and address the unique organizational needs of that particular area. To make the process even more efficient, you can divide up your work by assigning each family member to a specific area or room.

Declutter for a clear mind

In the spirit of a fresh start, you’ll certainly want to declutter—the cornerstone of an organized home. As a trusted Delaware homebuilder, all of our thoughtfully designed floor plans provide open, spacious rooms with storage solutions for our homeowners to create a comfortable space that best fits their lifestyle—but, sometimes, clutter can accumulate with the ebb and flow of daily life. After going through everything, make a list of the items you want to keep and where they will go, and be honest with yourself about what you really need. If you haven't used something in the past year—chances are, you likely don't need it. Set all of these items aside, whether they be furniture, clothing or toys, and find places around our communities to donate to for a great way to support the local community in the new year—such as Code Purple Kent County, Forget Me Not Families, Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill and various other organizations. For items you are keeping, consider investing in clever storage solutions that seamlessly integrate with your home's design, ensuring every item has its own designated space.

Set aside time and make it fun

Turn the task of cleaning and organizing into an enjoyable experience by setting aside dedicated time and infusing some fun into the process. Rather than viewing it as a chore, designate a block of time that suits your schedule, whether it's a full weekend or just a few hours each day. Consistency is key, so stick to your chosen timeframe. As you delve into cleaning and organizing, unleash your creativity with storage solutions, utilizing every inch of available space. This is your opportunity to bring to life the space you've always envisioned, giving your Wilkinson home a refreshed look for the new year—and remember to make it enjoyable. Even if cleaning isn't your favorite activity, enhance the experience by playing your favorite music or tuning into a captivating podcast to make time fly. Alternatively, invite a friend or two to join the organization fun, allowing you to catch up while ensuring your home is meticulously organized.

Start 2024 off right

As we step into the new year, Wilkinson Homes invites you to embark on a journey of creating a well-organized, harmonious living space that reflects your unique personality and values. By following the tips above, you’ll not only start 2024 off on the right foot—but also feel a sense of renewal and tranquility in your incredible Wilkinson home. 

For those who are looking to upgrade their space in the new year or make the exciting shift to homeownership, look no further than our new homes throughout Delaware. From our new homes in Camden and Felton to our new homes in Dover and Newark—our trusted reputation truly speaks for itself, and there’s no better time than now to join the Wilkinson family. Whenever you’re ready to start your new home journey this year, reach out by giving us a call at  302-275-1567 or fill out our online form.

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