Will this be the year you start making your bed? Keep a pantry of bulk grains in mason jars? Actually donate the wardrobe castoffs hiding in your suitcase? (Projecting...) We bill ourselves as experts on the art of keeping tidy, but even we have our blind spots -- and we welcome the year's end as an excuse to change angles. Here's our to-do list for the next few months, because let's face it: we're not going outside, anyway.
"I need to go through my sewing and craft supplies, which I've been cramming willy-nilly for the past 10 years. It’s time to get serious about purging fabric that, while pretty, I'll never use; replacing my hodgepodge of L.L.Bean boat totes with containers that make sense; and grouping the survivors together in the most sensible way." -- Rory Evans
"Lately, my mail has piled up into an intimidating paper mountain in my entryway. For the New Year, I bought a pretty cloth-covered box to keep my mail tidy (and hidden!) as it arrives. Junk mail will immediately be recycled, and I plan to file away sentimental letters or cards and handle any bills once a week." -- Lindsey Mather