3 Ways To Get Back On Track In 2021

Clean + Exercise + Declutter

This year has been absolutely hectic and if there's anything we'd want to change, well...it'd be pretty much everything. Bright prospects and possibility welcomes every new year, but this year, things were different. We were stuck at home. Forced to pocket our plans and find entertainment without leaving our homes. Unfortunately, this also means that while many of us may have had some ambitious new year's resolutions, it's safe to say that most of us didn't live up to them.

That's why it's time to get your life together, especially as we ring in the near year. Just because you fell into a vegatative couch potato state, that doesn't mean you have to stay there. We all love binging Netflix and sleeping in as much as the next guy, but this year, these habits seem to dominate our everyday lives.

We're taking a "back to basics" approach, and that means that you have to make sure you're at least doing the bare minimum. Cleaning your home, working out more, clearing out your closet--we're talking about real adult hours. Mom would be proud.

Clean your home

The first thing anyone should be thinking about is making sure that their house is clean. Considering all of the time we're spending at home, this is a no-brainer. But we also get that if you haven't cleaned your house in a while, finding the motivation to do so isn't easy.

That's why we love Handy, a service that connects you to vetted and background checked cleaning professionals. Handy offers weekly, biweekly, and monthly cleaning plans at a time that suits you. If you have any questions, Handy customer service is there 24/7. But what really sells it is the Handy Happiness Guarantee, if you aren't happy with your service, Handy will work to make it right.

The Handy Safety Standard includes a number of efforts to help create a safe environment to better serve customers and cleaning professionals. Not only have face coverings been provided to all professionals, Handy also requires them to complete daily in-app checkups to confirm they are symptom-free before they can claim a booking.

Handymight not be an every-week sort of deal, but if your house is a mess, we recommend booking a cleaning professional today so you can get your living space in tip-top shape! After all, a clean house is a happy house.

Download a steps app

Let's be realistic. You told yourself you were going to work out more this year. Once the stay-at-home order hit, you immediately went online and frantically tried to create a home gym. Then you probably ended up waiting quite a few months for a few dumbbells to show up at your door, only to stop using them after a few weeks.

That's why we're telling you that you should probably download a step app. Did you know that we're supposed to be getting around 10,000 steps a day? To be honest, it feels like the number is starting to go into the negative with all of the time we're spending on the couch. To remedy this, we recommend downloading an app that keeps track of how many steps you're taking each day so you can at least get some exercise.

Clear out your closet

If you're into shopping, this one is probably going to speak to you the most. This year, we realized how frivolous our purchases felt. We took one look at our closets and saw an endless selection of jackets, coats, shirts, and shoes, while we also scrambled to secure basic necessities like toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Simply put, most of us have too much stuff.

Now is the perfect time to clear out your closet. Yes, that tiny little closet that is stuffed to the full with unworn shoes and forgotten outerwear. Whether that means giving things away, selling your old garms on Depop, or even up-cycling your wardrobe, 2020 taught us to be more conscious about what we spend our money on. Trust us, there's a good chance there's somebody else out there who would enjoy that sherpa jacket a bit more than you.

2021 is going to be different, but you also have to put in the effort for things to change. We know it can be annoying but this is a great place to start! All you need is the help of a Handy cleaning plan and you'll be on the road to self-improvement in no time! Plus it saves you a ton of time to spend on other activities like working out and clearing out your closet. If you're lost, just find Handy.

Update: Handy is offering a limited time discount for our readers! Follow this link today to get a special offer on your first time cleaning plan.

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