As 2019 is right around the corner, now is the perfect time to reflect upon the goals that you have made for the new year. While most people make resolutions for personal care including exercise and eating healthier, it is also important to think about how you will care for your home and ways to keep it in top shape all year long. To support this spirit of new beginnings, here are seven suggestions for resolutions that you can make for maintaining and caring for your home.
One way to start the new year off right is by decluttering and getting rid of unwanted or unused items around the home. To declutter, take your time and go through each room and closet within your home. Get rid of piles of magazines, old mail, clothes that have not been worn in the past year, and even gifts that you’ve never got around to using. Such items can be donated to a local charity or you can even have a yard sale when it warms up in the spring. Decluttering will help you keep your home tidy and organized all year long.
#2 Energy Efficient Upgrades
To conserve energy at home while also protecting the environment, consider upgrading to energy efficient windows and appliances. Windows and appliances that feature the Energy Star logo are a great way to cut down on your energy bills by as much as $400 per year. Such cost savings may even help you meet other long-term goals that you may have had for this year. The upfront costs of upgrades involves so much more than the actual ticket price of the item. Instead, consider energy efficiency as a long-term investment. This investment will contribute to sustainable living and it will cut down on fossil fuel emissions, thereby helping you do your part to save the planet.
#3 A Fresh Coat of Interior Paint
Give your home a fresh, new look by updating your interiors in a new paint color. By adding new colors to your walls, you can instantly transform your home, making it feel more inviting and personalized. Fortunately, you do not have to be a designer to choose an amazing paint color for the rooms of your home. Instead, choose colors that put a smile on your face, such as a favorite hue that you’ve always had in mind. New colors for your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room or home office are a great way to improve your home and boost your productivity.