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5 New Year's Resolutions Every Homeowner Should Set

When we think of resolutions, we typically think of our personal goals for the year ahead. But what are some resolutions you should set for your home?

January 12, 2024 at 8:30 AM PST

As the New Year rolls in, it’s not just our personal and professional lives that get a chance for a reset; our homes, too, deserve a fresh start. Often, we associate New Year’s resolutions with personal development, health, or career goals, but we also make resolutions for the space we live in. As homeowners, setting resolutions for our homes can significantly impact our daily lives, comfort, and even financial well-being. Our home is our sanctuary, after all.

Here are five resolutions that every homeowner should set this year and every year:

Reduce energy consumption.

Making your home more energy-efficient is a win-win resolution. Not only does it help the environment, but it also reduces your utility bills. Start by switching to LED bulbs, investing in smart thermostats, and ensuring your home is well-insulated. Regular maintenance of heating and cooling systems also ensures they run efficiently. Consider an energy audit to identify more ways to save energy in your home.

Declutter and organize.

A clutter-free home is a peaceful home. This year, commit to decluttering and organizing your space. Start with one room at a time and be ruthless about what you keep, donate, or throw away. Investing in storage solutions can help keep things organized. Decluttering is not a one-time activity—it should be done regularly.

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Create a maintenance schedule.

Regular maintenance can prevent costly repairs down the line. Create a yearly maintenance schedule for your home. This includes cleaning gutters, checking the roof, servicing your HVAC system, and checking for leaks or dampness. Staying on top of these tasks will keep your home in top shape and can increase its value.

Enhance outdoor living spaces.

Your backyard or patio can be an oasis with a little effort. Consider adding comfortable seating, outdoor lighting, or even a small garden. Whether it’s for entertaining or relaxation, enhancing your outdoor space can have positive impacts on your overall well-being.

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Photo Credit: Anna Nekrashevich

Set a home improvement budget.

Finally, be realistic about home improvement costs. Set a budget for the year for any renovations or updates you plan. This helps in managing finances better and ensures you don’t overspend. Prioritize projects based on what will add the most value to your life and your home.


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