New Years Resolutions for Your Home
How to get your Waverly, PA home ready for 2017.
It’s almost the beginning of 2017 and you know what that means, a new year and new beginnings in your Waverly, PA home. Many of you are probably starting to think about what your New Years resolutions should be. A resolution doesn’t just have to be about bettering yourself, you can also have a resolution to better your home.
- Clean Out
One of the best ways to update your home for your New Years resolutions is to clean out your old stuff. Make it a point to go room by room to get rid of any unnecessary clutter. Organize and clean out closets and clear clutter off of counters. If your rooms are overcrowded with furniture or décor, remember less is more. Donate gently used items to charity to help jumpstart someone else’s New Year.
- Go Green
Want to start saving more money in the New Year? Start by cutting the energy costs in your home. Smart home automation allows you to control your air conditioning, heater, Lutron lights and appliances. Having quick and easy access to control your energy costs will enable you to lower your home’s energy usage.
- Start Budgeting
Part of being a homeowner is keeping up with your home’s maintenance needs. Staying up to date on the repairs your home needs will keep your house in good condition, allowing you to maximize its value when you go to sell it. Most Americans spend an average of 1-3% of their home’s value in maintenance each year. Forecast your home’s needs by budgeting and saving for these necessary repairs on a monthly basis.
- Keep It Clean
Keeping your home clean is a constant job. To make this ongoing cycle easier, split up cleaning tasks into daily, weekly or monthly requirements.
- Load the dishwasher after every meal so no dirty dishes are left in the sink
- Clean and fold laundry every weekend
- Split up weekly chores such as vacuuming, dusting and cleaning the bathroom amongst family members
- Pull weeds in the yard on a monthly basis
- Pressure wash your house and deck on a quarterly basis