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10 Ideas for Starting the New Year Off Right

It’s a new year. It happens only every 365 days. We see it as a new beginning. A time to start over and do things differently. Like a clean slate. We’re all resigned to do things better. Things like, have a more organized home, be a better parent or just be a better you. This year, be sure to start your new year off right. To help you, be sure you have the right tools to accomplish your goals this new year.

We received a variety of samples in exchange for inclusion. All opinions are our own.

Start this new year off right by having all the right tools to achieve your resolutions

Tools for a productive new year


Keeping Tidy – Get help keeping your outdoor tidy with the help of a Karcher Push Sweeper. It will quickly sweep up your sidewalk, driveway, garage space, deck, patio, or any other outdoor areas that need a quick sweep.

It’s 5x faster than a traditional broom and much easier on your back with a simple push design and a large 4.2 gallon waste collection. When you’re done sweeping, just dump the convenient waste container and store your Karcher push sweeper with it’s compact design. Fold down the push handle and store the sweeper upright.


Save Energy – Take charge of your energy usage with a smart, and easy, swap! Lutron Maestro products can make it simple to keep lights off when not in use and control fans with a timer. Lutron Occupancy/Vacancy Sensors can turn lights on and off as you enter the room saving you both effort and energy consumption.

We’re adding occupancy sensors to the stairways, bathrooms, and closets that are often left on, even when not in use. The Maestro Timer can set a bathroom fan on at a timed interval with a single button press, keeping your fan from running for hours. Lutron recently partnered with Hunter Fans making it even easier to control your ceiling fans and lights to the perfect settings.


Stay Fit – Exercise can keep you flexible, toned, and centered. A yoga mat by DAT MAT can keep you upbeat during exercise with cute, fun designs that are all in limited supply. The DAT MAT yoga mats are non-slip and 1/4″ thick for comfort.

Each design is an original print and is only printed in small runs and for a limited time. When you find a print you love, snag it while you can! I’m loving this darling Watermelon print DAT MAT. Other cute prints include donuts, fat cats, pizza, caprese salad, and more fun prints!


Cook at Home – A great way to eat healthier is preparing your meals from scratch at home. Home cooked meals come with cutting, chopping, dicing. The innovative Sabatier® Edgekeeper® Knives are stored in a knife block that sharpens your knife each time you remove your knife, keeping them always sharp and ready to use.

The Sabatier® Self-Sharpening Edgekeeper® Pro Knife Block Set includes 12 knives to cover all the different utilities you need for food prep. The blades are made with a high-carbon stainless steel to resist stains and corrosion. By keeping the blade edge sharp you’ll be safer using your blades without the need of excess force required with a dull blade.


Put Your Best Foot Forward – Your appearance can make a big difference in your confidence and self-esteem. Boost your appearance simply with a True Company Teeth Whitening system that is an easy system you can do from the comfort of your own home.

Their Advanced Plus 5 Led system includes a Blue 5-LED accelrator light, mouth trays, and whitening syringe with enamel-safe ingredients used by dentists. It’s a pain-free and sensitive-free treatment with easy to follow directions to get started. You can see a shade change lighter after even just one treatment! Choose a kit for one or two and transform your smile for the new year.

summer infant collage

Keep your little ones happy – I don’t know about you, but at my house, the happier my kids are, the happier I am. Thankfully, Summer Infant provides numerous products to make life easier and happier for both mom and baby. Two of my new favorites from Summer Infant include their Splash n’ Store Collapsible Tub and 3D-One Convenience Stroller.

The Splash n’ Store Collapsible Tub folds in 3 easy steps, allows you to hang dry after each use, and stores like a dream. Also easily collapsible with its one-hand fold, the 3D-One Convenience Stroller navigates seamlessly and can be transported easily with its lightweight frame. Just look at how easily it folds and unfolds in this 3D-One Convenience Stroller video. It’s truly the only stroller you will ever need. Thanks to Summer Infant, you can start the New Year off right with fun and unique products perfect for making life simpler.


Take your pet on more adventures – Our animal friends enjoy the occasional car ride or hike as much or even more than we do. This year, find more times to get out of the house and have an adventure with your pet. Kurgo can help make your adventures more pet-friendly.

Take your dog on a fun hike and have them carry their own stuff with their very own backpack. Keep your car seats clean and your dog safe in the car with a variety of car seat covers and seatbelt harnesses. Wherever your adventure takes you, Kurgo has the necessities to make it fun, safe and easier. So get out and see the world, and don’t leave your pet at home.

KoalaSafe Internet for kids

Keep your kids safe –  KoalaSafe is its own wireless access point that connects to your router. The kid’s devices then connect through KoalaSafe. Keep your kids safe by setting filters and monitoring the websites they visit. KoalaSafe also allows you to set time limits and keep a schedule of when the kids are allowed to access the internet. You will no longer need to worry about them staying up all night surfing the internet.

Curbi goes hand in hand with KoalaSafe to help monitor your child’s device when they are away from the home. Set time limits, site blocking and monitoring all through this internet access point to all of their devices including laptops, tablets PlayStations and more. So this year, get yourself some peace of mind knowing your kids will not be spending all day on screen time and are safe on the internet at home and out with KoalaSafe and Curbi.


Clean Without Chemicals – Skip the chemicals and clean your whole house, top to bottom, with just water with the help of the best microfiber cloths on the market! e-cloth is proven to remove over 99% of bacteria as you wipe clean your surfaces. The fibers on their microfiber cloths trap dirt, grime, grease, and bacteria without spreading those same germs to other surfaces while you clean.

I’ve been so impressed with the simplicity of cleaning glass and windows, stainless steel and other surfaces using just water and their cleaning cloths made just for the specific job’s need. e-cloth has a huge variety of cleaning tools to help including their Complete Home Care Set with 12-pieces and many more sets and individual pieces to meet your cleaning needs.


Create Better Habits – This year, ditch the regular resolution and just focus on creating healthier habits for a “better YOU” At YouFit, they understand that change doesn’t happen overnight. They want to help you to create the habits that will stay with you all year long, instead of the resolutions that begin to fall off in February.

YouFit is a health club dedicated to helping you form a healthy lifestyle at your own pace.They’re even located in 15 states. To show you how committed they are to your goals, they are hosting a giveaway for 6 free six-month memberships, so you can start creating habits for a “better You”.

What are some of your new year’s goals?


Friday 20th of January 2017

This would be a wonderful start for a new year.

carol le...

Friday 20th of January 2017

This would be wonderful for my hubby who after many health issues this year-heart and appendix rupture, is trying to rebuild.

Margaret K

Thursday 19th of January 2017

Fitness... my never ending goal... thanks for a great giveaway!

Katie K

Thursday 19th of January 2017

What a great giveaway - thanks! My parents use YouFit and they have nothing but great things to say about their facilities and pricing!


Wednesday 18th of January 2017

The Cook at Home Sabatier knives look good!

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