As the ball is dropping at the Big Apple counting down to the New Year, get ready to have a plan in place for your upcoming home maintenance resolutions. Here are ten you can start with to get your household management in order. If there are home maintenance items you’ve put off, the new year is a great time to get back on track.
1. Budget For Improvements
When things go wrong with your home, try and have a plan of action on how you are going to fix things before they fall apart. This will save you money down the road and help you to not come up short when an emergency strikes.
2. Get Organized
Throwing out the old and in with the new is always good advice. De-cluttering your home will help create a more peaceful environment, and you will feel better about not having your home be so messy all the time.
3. Clean Regularly
Doing a good deep clean in the spring and fall will help you not have to do so much work later on. It will help keep your home in tip top shape, and help with keeping your home maintained.
4. Put Your DIY Skills To The Test
By regularly practicing your skills in the DIY world, it will help save lots of money and not worrying about paying someone triple what it would have cost if you had just done it yourself to begin with.
5. Make Things Easier On You
Why work harder than you need to? Make the materials you buy work for you rather than against you. Use newspaper as a weeding barrier, seal all cracks in areas where air can get in. Simple fixes will make things easier overtime and let you enjoy more free time.
6. Air Quality
By changing your furnace filters regularly and keeping your air ducts clean, you will be able to breathe a little easier and save money too. Who doesn’t love that combination? It will also save you money in the future on costly repairs.
7. Changing Out the Basics
Don’t forget to change the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every six months. Have a stash of extra light bulbs ready to go. Many times you may go to change out a light bulb and realize you have used them all up.
8. Yard Work
If you fertilize and aerate your lawn every year you have won half the battle when it comes to helping get the lawn you always wanted. Keeping your lawn healthy will help choke out the weeds and make yard work that much easier.
9. Work As A Team
If you can get your family involved in helping with your home maintenance, it will make the saying many hands make light work, really come true. It will also make your family stronger by working together to accomplish all the tasks needed to make your home beautiful.
10. Energy Efficient
Having an energy efficient home will help bring costs down overtime and will help make some of your appliances last longer. Using less energy will help you get the best bang for your buck.
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