Did your house become a victim of negligence in 2015? You were too busy working or watching Netflix to get that minor issue fixed. You didn't feel the need of deep cleaning your home even once a year. Regular cleaning is a task that doesn't fit on your to-do list. And your budget never allowed you to refurnish your house.
Now, don't start regretting. The year is already gone. All you can do is to make sure you become a home improvement ninja in 2016. With a little bit of determination, you can set some home improvement resolutions and work on them slowly and steadily in 2016.
How can you make your new year resolutions a success?
Before we dive into the top 5 home improvement resolutions, let's talk about how to keep them.
- Don't go overboard with the number of resolutions.
- Keep them realistic.
- Work on them consistently.
- Don't get discouraged if you miss something.
- Keep trying.
Top 5 home improvement resolutions for 2016
1. Stay clear of clutter
The biggest enemy of your home is that pile of stuff that has no designated storage space. You just don't understand where to keep it. And gradually, it becomes a huge bundle of random stuff that lies around your house and make it look dirty and unorganized.
Believe it or not, clutter makes cleaning ten times difficult. You must get rid of it. Assign a specific time a day to work on picking up the random things lying around your house and fixing a definite resting spot for them.
Devote time to chuck out the stuff you don't require or haven't been using since months. Do this monthly or bi-weekly. You can also earn some extra bucks by selling this unused or old stuff in yard sales or online.
2. Be safe in your home
Home security is a crucial aspect that must never be missed by a homeowner. Is your home safe enough from burglars or natural calamities? What would you do if you get locked out of your house? Is the security system installed in your house working properly?
In 2016, focus on your house's security. Grab the number of a local locksmith and save it in your phone for emergency situations. Get your security system checked. Be safe.
3. Shrink your bills
No one likes big bills. Wouldn't it be amazing if you could save some good amount of money? Wouldn't it be perfect to be able to save extra money in the new year for that road trip you've been planning since forever?
An aptly maintained HVAC system can help you reduce your energy bills in a significant manner. If you go for regular HVAC maintenance and repair, you will be able to save a lot more than you can imagine. Why not try it yourself in this first month of the new year and see the difference?
4. Develop a weekly cleaning schedule
No matter how convenient it is to hire a home cleaning service, a lot of times, you have to do it by yourself. Maybe it doesn't suit your budget this time, or you just want to do it by yourself for once, home cleaning is an unavoidable chore. It is always a good idea to make it as easy for yourself as possible.
If you want home cleaning to be easy and pleasant, do it regularly. Develop a strict weekly schedule and stick to it. Make sure you cover each and every area of your house and go for deep cleaning at least once a month.
5. Make your house look cozier
This is our favorite home improvement resolution. Who doesn't want a warm, cozy house in winter? And with a little bit of change in temperature, you can make it fresh and comfortable in summer.
What you need for that is add some personal detail to your home. Maybe buy some throws and pillows with quotes that inspire you or work on some DIY home decor projects. You can completely refurnish your home if you desire. Bring a change.
These are our top five home improvement resolutions for the year 2016. If you want to live in a better place in a better way, these resolutions are a must have. Tell us what you think? Is any of these resolutions on your new year resolutions list? Share.