When it comes to New Years Resolutions everyone thinks to make resolutions for themselves, but what about your home? HGTV has come up with 5 resolutions to follow in 2019 that will keep your home organized, clean, and ready for the spontaneous summer cookout.
- Streamline the Stuff
One of the least expensive ways to improve your home is to get rid of the clutter. Clear out the cabinets and drawers of the extra stuff that you do not need and utilize the extra space to get organized. Also, this a good time to donate any old clothes you no longer wear to make room for the new clothes you have received during Christmas.
- Make it Safe and Sound
When it comes to home improvement people often think of remodeling and organizing, but keeping your home safe is another important task. Check for radon in your house and purchase a carbon monoxide detector, both of these will prevent adverse health affects, potentially even death, that is caused by these clear odorless gases. You can even make small improvements by removing the lint from the dryer every time you run it.
- Shrink Your Bills
You can save money on energy bills by turning your heat down while you sleep at night, installing LED light bulbs, only run the washing machine when you have a full load, and water your yard less.
- Work Out a Weekly System for Keeping Your House Clean
When you clean your house often you can keep the mess manageable and it will be not be as big of process every time you clean. A few tips HGTV recommends include, place your dirty dishes in the dishwasher every night, focus on one type of cleaning at a time (ex: dusting, cleaning windows, vacuuming), keep all of your cleaning products in a portable carryall that you can bring with you from room to room.
- Get Your Place Ready for Entertaining
An inexpensive way to make your home appear more finished is to add plants to a room, they bring in new energy and are great decorations. Additionally, adding a new accent color can freshen up a room.
For more on these 2019 resolutions for your home visit HGTV’s article, https://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/clean-and-organize/5-new-years-resolutions-for-your-home.