If you've found yourself looking around your home and realising that you haven't met any of your home goals for 2018, you're not alone.
A survey carried out by Hillarys, which is part of an ongoing study into the home life of adults in the UK, has revealed that 44% of people made a new year's resolution based around their home. Of these, even though most expected to have completed their resolution by now, only 51% have indeed stuck to it.
The top 5 failed resolutions were:
· Decluttering the house/rooms – 26%
· Decorating a room – 21%
· Getting on top of the ironing – 17%
· DIY job/ projects/ repairs – 13%
· Clearing out old clothes – 11%
The reasons for not sticking to their resolutions were:
· Lack of finances – 33%
· Laziness – 25%
· Lack of time – 18%
What’s more, everyone who took part in the study was asked how much they intended to spend on home improvements in 2018. On average, they planned to spend £3,100, with people in Yorkshire and Humberside planning on spending the most at £8,250, and people in the South West spending the lease, at just £520.