Each year, as the New Year approaches, a number of individuals set various personal goals. Fewer individuals set goals for their homes. However, there are many resolutions that can be made to ensure the home is more environmentally friendly, clean, efficient and beautiful. This article covers some of the best resolutions that we have found so far so that you can make your 2016 the best year yet.
Make It More Environmentally Friendly
Cutting energy usage is the best place to begin when attempting to make the home greener. Therefore, when leaving a room, you should switch off the lights. When leaving the house, you should turn the heater down and turn off the air conditioner.
Installing low-flow showerheads and compact fluorescent bulbs are great ways to save energy. Line-drying your clothes and running the washing machine and dishwasher only when full are also remarkable methods of energy conservation.
Additionally, you can set the home computer to “sleep” when it is not being used for an extended period of time. Turning off power strips will save energy as well.
Decorate Even On A Small Budget
A number of budget-friendly decorative solutions exist for just about any decorating challenge. You can put slipcovers on couches or paint the walls to give a space a fresh new look and feel. You could also reinvent furniture pieces from the attic, thrift stores or garage sales. These types of makeovers are budget friendly but can make an immense impact on the overall look and feel of your home.
Do Not Hurry Through the Decorating Process
You may end up regretting hasty buying decisions if you make purchases merely to fill in a room. You might not be able to find your perfect dining table or you may need more time to come up with the money to buy it. In the meantime, you can opt for a fabric-covered plywood table. Additionally, you can live in the home for a little while to come up with the ideal furniture pieces for each space.
Get Organized by Eliminating Clutter
One of the least expensive and best methods of feeling better about your home is by de-cluttering. Every year, a lot of people accumulate a mountain of stuff. Regular purging of drawers and cabinets will prevent them from getting jam-packed. In addition, clutter makes the house look dirty and dated.
January, February, and March are the ideal months for making the home more organized. Each week, you can makeover a small area in the home. Start with a coat closet, pantry, laundry area or other small projects. After which, you can work up to bigger projects such as a bedroom closet. Most importantly, you should fill your home with the items that make you feel good and elevate your mood and energy level. Get rid of broken items or other things that drain the energy.
Making New Year resolutions for your home is a great way to enhance the look and comfort of the home. It will also enable you to achieve the home of your dreams and increase your property value.
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