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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 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 from Burdastyle. If it doesn't help you get more organized, at least you can use it for shoes. Ditto for this car-seat organizer from MayFly. (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 from StillDottie, 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.

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