New Year Resolution For Homeowners To Make Your Home Feel Alive
With the new year in light, we usually set some new year resolutions and goals for the year. From financial to personal developments. As a homeowner, this is a perfect opportunity to make some resolutions for home improvements to get the most out of your property.
Here are some 5 new years’ resolutions you can make in 2022 as a homeowner.
1. Improve your home’s curb appeal
Curb appeal simply is how your home looks when viewed from street level. Improving your home’s curb appeal doesn’t only make your property look attractive, but also contributes to your home’s value if you have any intention of selling the property. Simple curb appeal projects to consider include painting your property, planting some trees in front of the house, pruning trees, redesigning your landscaping, and fixing your external lighting.
2. Make recycling a priority
To help reduce wasteful landfills which leads to the production of greenhouse gases, homeowners can make effort to recycle more. Know what to throw and what not no throw.
When it comes to sustainability, the 3 R’s, reduce, reuse and rethink help to further recycling efforts. Reduce means efforts have to be made to purchase items in the right quantities needed, especially food items. Use items that can be reused and eliminate single-use items if possible. Rethink your purchases to see if it’s recyclable.
3. Go green
Besides just recycling, you can practice good green habits in the home, helping to protect the environment and leaving a sustainable future. Some of the small easy green choices that can be made at home include switching incandescent lightbulbs to energy-efficient types, simple backyard garden, replacing appliances with energy-efficient models, use cloth napkins instead of paper, fixing leaky faucets and solar panel installation.
4. Declutter and rearrange
It is too easy for things to pile up in your home. Decluttering and arranging your home is the least expensive way to make your home feel alive and bigger. Everyday use items and things like books, clothes, bills and other things can clutter your home. Go through the drawers and all corners and take out anything that is not needed. It is always good to rearrange things to help locate items easily.
5. Schedule routine checks and maintenance
Having regular routine home checks is and maintenance is very necessary in keeping your property in good condition at all times. Routine checks for foundation and wall cracks, electrical integrity, water leakages, roofing, windows and doors security and many others help avoid major repairs and cost in the future. Buying and owning a home is a huge financial decision and once you have it, you must take very good care of it at all times. Don’t wait for things to get out of hand before solving them. Rouging checks will detect issues early.