Many of us make New Year’s resolutions at this time of year. Often to make more money, lose some weight or give something up. We rarely keep them. Most of us fail by February because we either don’t care about them enough or we don’t make any kind of plan to help us succeed. Why not make a change this year and make some resolutions for your home instead?
A healthy and well looked after home gives you the perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of the day. It can help you sleep, reduce stress and depression and make you calmer and happier. It also gives you a fantastic place to entertain guests, and a well looked after home can even save you money on your utility bills or help to avoid expensive repairs later on. Here’s a look at five of the best New Year’s resolutions for your home.
Make All Those Repairs You’ve Been Putting Off
Most of us have a habit of letting the small things slide. We leave that dripping tap or chipped paintwork. It annoys us, it costs us more in water, and it’s something we spot every day. But we don’t take the time to fix it. Make 2018 the year that you do something about it.
Another thing we let go is clutter. It keeps building and building until eventually our homes are messy and we can’t find anything when we need it. This causes stress and upset. Go through your home room at a time and get rid of anything that you don’t need or want. If you haven’t used something for a year, and it doesn’t bring joy to your life, do you really need it? Check out some tips online, be honest with yourself and make sure anything that is left has got a sensible home.
Make Some Changes
If there’s an area of your home that you are bored of or not entirely happy with, make some changes. This could be anything from a huge renovation project, in which case you should seek help from World of Renovation, to a quick coat of paint and some new accessories.
Clean it More
You probably keep on top of the day to day jobs such as washing up and tidying the lounge. You may also be very good at weekly jobs like deep cleaning the bathroom and hoovering the stairs. But, what about the other things? Those jobs that only need doing a few times a year that could be leading to the growth of toxins. Most of us forget them completely. Your duvet and curtains should be cleaned twice a year, your shower curtain every month and your sofa cushions every few months. Take a look at this guide for help.
Use Less Energy
Climate change is one of the biggest problems facing our planet and so using less energy is something that we should all be thinking about. Find ways to use less energy by insulating your home, turning things off when they’re not in use and avoiding the standby button. You can also take shorter showers, install a dam on your toilet and generally be more careful.