How do you set home centered goals? Here are a few things to think about when you set your intentional home goals.
Set Big Home Goals || Start with the big goals. What needs to be done this year? Do you need a new roof or new carpet? These are usually the easiest for me to come up with. They are usually ones I’m already thinking about, talking to Steve about, and they just feel like things that we should get done.
Choose Goals That Inspires || What home goal inspires you this year? What is the thing you have been wanting to do in your home for a few years now? What room or project are you just itching to accomplish? Is it time to decorate your master bedroom? Are you wanting to create a gallery wall of botanical prints or of all your children’s art work? Is it finally time to create that library reading nook? Find the home centered goal that inspires you and commit to doing it this year.
Home Functionality Challenges || What needs to be organized and cleaned in your home? How are the spaces in your home functioning? Do you like how each room in your home is set up? When it comes to organizing and cleaning my home, I love to use challenges to motivate me to get things done. This last year I started a 100 day organizational challenge where I organized something in my home for 100 days. This was something I came up with to keep me on track. All I had to do was organize something, anything in my home each day for 100 days. It worked out great, getting things done everyday was so motivating, and my house started feeling and looking more organized in just a few days. There are so many programs to sign up for that would help inspire and keep you on track. Find something that works for you or make up your own!
Set Creative Home Centered Goals || We are all made to create. I believe this and I love this concept and want to talk about it more here in the coming year. When we think about our home goals, lets set goals that use our creativity. I love the idea of setting a couple handmade goals. Maybe you make a large painting for your entryway or finally get around to tackling that diy project that you have never tried before. There is something magical about making something, creating something with your own two hands, and then displaying it in your home. It is a part of you in your home, your style, your personality, your taste, your creativity. Handmade items can make a house a home in a way that purchased items cannot do.
Think Outside the Box || So often home centered goals can feel like just doing all the things that need to be done. Well, we need a new roof, I guess that is our goal for this year. Not super exciting. Those “to do” goals are essential but it is also fun to think outside the box, choose a goal that isn’t a “to do” or a “must do” for your home, but something completely different. Maybe it is choosing to purchase a quirky furniture item that you just love or painting a room a fun, new color. Maybe it is rearranging your rooms in a creative way or finally wallpapering that bathroom. Not necessarily things you have to do, but things that spark joy and truly make your house your own.
Finances & Home Centered Goals || Do you have a budget for home centered projects? Finances need to be part of our home centered goals. Now hear me out, when we have our finances in order we have the ability to do more in our home. We can plan better, we can save, we can find a reason to skip spending in other areas so that we can have money for the things we truly desire. Would you like money this year for that new piece of furniture, or money to finally put in hard wood floors, or a monthly decorating budget. When you plan how to use your money you have the freedom to use it guilt free, you have a plan to use it wisely, using your finances to move you forward with your planned home centered goals.
So much to think about when we are making our home centered goals. If you are bored with the goals you are making each year or you just feel stuck in the same loop of “to dos”, I encourage you to work through some of the questions above. Think outside the box, create a home decor challenge, include creativity, and look at what home projects excite you the most right now to set goals that inspire and will be fun to accomplish. Don’t forget to include financial goals so you can successfully move forward. Having a plan when it comes to our homes will make all the difference in getting things done.
What are some of your current home centered goals? What questions do you ask yourself when you set your goals?