It can be hard to think of brighter days to come at this time of year, but right now is the perfect time to think about what we would like to change in our home. We make resolutions for our personal lives, so why not make some for our homes too?
Get Rid Of The Clutter
Take a big step back. Look at your possessions in each of your rooms. Ask yourself if you are going to read that book again. Be honest about the chances of wearing those clothes in future. Think about when you last used that exercise machine. Keep the items that are important, and which make you happy. Create more space by getting rid of everything else.
Go Green Where You Can
Reduce your carbon footprint by upgrading to new appliances with better energy efficiency ratings. Replace your existing lightbulbs with LED bulbs which create less energy. Insulate your property. Remember that you could be eligible for tax credits for greener choices. Pay special attention to exterior walls, basements, and attics. Cut down on the amount you use your dryer. Recycle whenever you can and look for local recycling centers where you can dispose of items that will not be taken at the curb.
Commit To Those Personal Projects
Make a list of the big renovations and interior design projects you have always wanted to make to your home. Order them by priority. Create a budget so you know what you have available to work with. Identify a time in your calendar that will cause as little disruption as possible. Talk to an interior design services provider in your area that understands the climate, light and history. Communicate your ideas clearly. Find an upscale interior designer who can work with you to bring your vision to life.
Use Your Green Space
Find out what work you can start doing now to prepare your yard and garden for the spring. Think about how you want to use your outdoor space. Add a deck area for socializing and relaxing. Think bigger with creating a peaceful rock garden or a water feature. Install more lighting to enjoy your yard into the evenings. Talk to a green services expert about the best way to look after your grass through the different seasons.
Fix Old Problem Areas
Identify any potential issues in your property before problems arise. Check the weather reports regularly for extreme weather warnings. Pay for a professional to check your water heater. Fix leaks and other water issues now before they do real damage. Look at your roof and identify problems such as leaks and broken tiles. Replace your guttering if it has been damaged during the winter weather.