New Year’s Resolutions: Home Edition

As the new year begins, most people create resolutions on how they can improve themselves. But what about how you can improve your home? More often than not, homeowners want to improve their home in many different ways, but the hustle and bustle throughout the year to keep them from doing so. If you make a list of things you want to fix in your home, you’re more likely to get them done! Whether you plan on selling your home in 2020 or just want to make it better, here’s a list of resolutions for your home in the new year…

 

  1. Make your house more “green”: I don’t mean the color green. Making your home more energy efficient will help improve our planet as well. Keeping lights, recycling and turning off the faucet is simple enough, but if you want to create a bigger impact, consider investing in solar panels. Solar panels can add value to your home as well as decrease your bills. Before that, make sure your home is properly sealed and insulated. Adding more plants into your home will legitimately make your home more green, but it will also improve the air quality! 

  2. Get rid of the clutter!: Most homeowners have more things than they really need. When you have some free time, go through each room in your house and get rid of things you don’t want, need, use, or wear; you can even donate it to charity! Studies show that a cleaner and less cluttered space can release anxiety and tension in the mind, resulting in a better you!

  3. Make your home safe: Check up on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and get new ones if needed. If you have a security system, make sure that is up to date as well. It may also be a good idea to get your home tested for anything that may be harmful for you and your family, such as radon. Creating a safe space for you and your family will lift some weight off your shoulders so you can fully relax knowing that your home is clear and protected.

  4. Create a weekly system to keep your house clean: Create a daily or weekly schedule to keep your house clean. This is a great way to get your family involved in your home resolutions as well. Assign a family member to a room or task each day to keep your personal to-do list short. If you don’t have the time but you do have the budget, hiring a cleaning crew will keep you from making excuses to why your house isn’t clean. 

  5. Get those renovations done!: Renovations are daunting. Sometimes it’s like ripping off a band-aid; you just have to commit to it and get it done! Create a list of renovations that you want to get done in the new year as well as a budget for each one. If you can’t get them all done this year, start saving for when you can get them done. Adding something as simple as a fresh coat of paint or updating your landscape can make a huge difference, especially if you plan on putting your home on the market. 

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