New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be personal. You can make them for your home as well. This year make resolutions that center around your home. Improving the look and feel of your home will make you feel better about yourself as well.
If you are falling short of ideas, don’t worry! Here are 5 resolutions you can take inspiration from to give your home a new look for the New Year:
Redesign Your Landscaping
Give your landscaped areas a facelift. Remove any plants that are unhealthy or dying and replace them with new vibrant plants. Add a statue or fountain to give the area a new, revitalized look. Change things up a bit using new ground cover and adding a few accent lights.
Add Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting is a nice touch if you have landscaped areas. It also helps to keep burglars and other predators from getting too close to your home. Motion activated lights can be placed over doorways or along walkways to help you find your way after dark.
Clear the Clutter
Clutter often builds up even though we try to keep the house clean. Go through stacks of paper and boxes and eliminate the things that no longer serve a purpose. If you need to keep something, you should file or use it. Getting rid of clutter keeps dust from accumulating and will make your home look much more inviting.
Keep It Clean!
Create a house cleaning schedule and stick to it. Sometimes tackling one or two rooms each day is easier than cleaning the whole house in one day. Delegate chores and get the family to pitch in. Everyone is different, so find out what works best for you.
Make Your Home Eco-Friendly
Get your home evaluated for energy efficiency. Once you know where your energy drains are, take the necessary steps to begin to improve them. Buy a new appliance or have your windows sealed. Every little bit helps.