This New Year’s, consider making some resolutions for your home. Creating and maintaining a beautiful home will enhance your family’s life. Commit to bringing a healthy environment and clean living space to your house this year.
With each passing year, more and more items are added to your home. Knowing where to put these additions can be a challenge. This year, bring organization to your home with a few simple ideas.
Baskets- On counters and shelves that tend to collect junk, place a decorative basket to catch those items.
Shelves- Install shelves in an extra closet for excess linens. Add shelves to your laundry room for food storage.
Storage bins- Buy containers that are flat enough to fit under beds. Use these containers to store off season clothing or other items that are used infrequently.
For the sake of your family, restore safety to your home environment. Don’t let these important safety checks slip by this year.
Fireplace- For working fireplaces, hire a professional to come and clean out the chimney to improve allergen health. Unused fireplaces should be walled up to keep out the elements.
Smoke detectors- Replace the batteries in all of your smoke detectors. Make sure that your detectors are still in working order.
Filters- Change out the filters in your air return vents. This will increase airflow and reduce allergens.
Repairs and Improvements:
Turn your focus this year on making the necessary repairs to your home. Take time to evaluate each room and make a note of the repairs that are needed. Add all repairs, even if they are minor, such as replacing a door knob or touching up paint on the wall. Create a timeline of when you would like to see each project accomplished.
Once you have repaired broken or old items, then you can tackle home improvement projects. Go back through your home and make a note of the areas in which you would like to see improvements. Keep a running list of these projects in a visible location to serve as reminders of your goals.