8 ways to get started on your New Year Resolutions (forreals)

Ready to get started on your New Year Resolutions?

Get inspired by the 8 common New Year Resolutions below, where we’ve curated easy and highly recommended ways to get started on them. Best of all, they come at wallet-friendly prices!

1. Get Organised

If you’re tired of not being able to find things, are running out of space, or just need to get your life in order, 2020 is a good year to sort all of that out. This way, good luck knows how to find its way to you. Start in steps:

First, get rid of what you don’t need or use, and earn from them here. Did you know that the average person selling preloved items on Carousell earned $1,051 in 2019? By listing, you don’t just stand to get rid of your items, you also have a chance to rebuild your wallet! Get on it and list it here to get featured and sell faster.

Now, with less clutter, it’s easier to clean up. If you’re in a hurry, browse through our springcleaning services here or give yourself a break with these easy low-effort appliances.

Finally, put everything in its right place. Check out the space-saving furniture and home storage hacks that can help you make the most out of your space. We’ll even show you some role model homes for some #neathomespo!

2. Get Healthy

Everyone wants to get healthier. But…not all sports are made for all people. Nor do we always have the time to go to gym. So this potato-chip-and-Netflix-loving writer here can totally sympathise, and recommends these easy baby steps to get started with.

Gymming can be expensive. So why not start at home? Putting on a Youtube tutorial in the comfort of your own home means saving on monthly fees and commuting! You just need the right starter equipment and we’ve got just the right selection here.

If you don’t have space at home, then consider signing up for a personal trainer! Learn enough so you can continue doing it on your own 😉

Alternatively, for your next move, consider moving to a place with its own gym or near a gym for maximum convenience. Check out some ace spots here.

3. Self-Improvement

Not content with where you are right now and want to try something different to challenge or broaden your horizons? 

  • Take up a new hobby, from calligraphy, to pottery, to playing the guitar, to carpentry, to fixing up the house.
  • Train your brain with a new language or new knowledge, like behavioural economics or random historical facts. School is way cooler when you get to pick your own classes.
  • Check out these highly recommended self-help and functional learning books to help take your progress to the next level. 

4. Hearting the Earth

For all of us who acknowledge that caring for the Earth is not as easy as it should be, we’ve got a list of hacks that don’t just make it easier, but also save you money. Bet you didn’t know that bringing your own container to take food or coffee away could shave the cost of your meal or drink

Plus, if you’re not already using energy-saving appliances, you’re missing out on so much savings!

5. Healthier Wallets

Is there anyone out there who would say no to an extra $50 a month? Yeah, we didn’t think so. So why are you sitting on the things you don’t need? They could be listed and sold on Carousell to earn you some money to continue shopping, or better yet, pave the way for a holiday or a much-needed household item.

Some tips on getting started on selling:

6. Being Kinder to Ourselves

For those of us who have to juggle a lot of things, run around as parents, face exam after exam, or are struggling to find a job, we mustn’t forget to take care of our well-being too. Here are some ideas to take care of yourself while you are out there conquering the world:

  • Ensure you get quality sleep
  • Reduce the strain on your back and eyes
  • Create the right environment around you to function optimally
  • Remember to stretch and move
  • Take care of your skin

We’ve curated a collection of beauty services, beauty products, ergonomic furniture, massage chairs, comfy pillows, yoga classes, noise-cancelling headphones and more just for you.

7. Quality Time with Loved Ones

Were there moments in 2019 when you felt like you just didn’t get enough time with your loved ones, or work/school was consuming you too much? 2020 is the year to fix that! From fun ways to spend time with friends and family without having to splurge too much, to electronics and home appliances that save you the time for more important things, we’ve got the answers right here.

8. Never Losing that Wanderlust

This resolution needs no introduction. Travelling is a great way to take a break and see more of the world. But everything about it costs money, from tickets to accommodation to travel essentials like luggage and winter coats. 

That’s why we want to help you keep costs down with these money-saving travel hacks here. And if you’re up for an adventure, consider going for a roadtrip instead! Travelling by car is way more affordable than travelling by plane, and if you already own a car, you’re all set. If you’re considering getting one, we’ve got a helpful article here to help you get started.

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