Let's face it, that whole "resolutions" thing is tough. Remember that time you resolved to work out every morning,
and all you ended up with was a dusty elliptical trainer? Well, here are a few projects that might help you achieve your resolutions, but even if they don't, they're fun, and don't leave big dusty relics behind.
Here are a few projects that might help get you started on those resolutions:Be more organized:
Get your family on the same page by painting this chalkboard wall calendar
, designed by the folks over at marthastewart.com
. If you give up on the whole thing, the paint treatment still looks pretty interesting on its own. Or you or your kids/friends/cat-sitters can draw little pictures in the squares, making it a rotating chalkboard art gallery. (via ApartmentTherapy
)Clear out the clutter:
Corral all those toys, takeout menus, magazines and whatever else in this handy dandy hanging organizer
. If it doesn't help you get more organized, at least you can use it for shoes. Ditto for this car-seat organizer
. (via Craft
)Be more environmentally friendly:
Yes, you really want to avoid using plastic bags, but those canvas bags take up precious real estate in your purse, am I right? The solution? The folks over at WhipUp
have a great pattern for a fabric tote bag
that can be folded down to wallet -size. Now you have no excuse.Be a better correspondent
If you go through the trouble to make these pretty little notecards
, you'll just HAVE to use them to drop a line to your friends and family, right? Yes, that's what I tell myself too. But at the very least, if you embellish them with fabric only and use no lettering, they can be backup cards for when you forgot to buy a card for your co-worker's birthday.