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10 New Year's resolutions for your home

At the start of the new year, it's the perfect time to make some resolutions for your home. Whether you want to save money, improve your home, or just enjoy it more, there are plenty of things you can do to make the coming year a success. Here are 10 resolutions that every homeowner should consider making:

  1. Create a home maintenance schedule: One of the best ways to keep your home in top condition is to create a schedule for all of the necessary maintenance tasks. This could include things like cleaning the gutters, changing the air filters, and checking the smoke detectors. By staying on top of these tasks, you'll be able to catch any potential issues before they become bigger problems.
  2. Get organized: A cluttered home can be stressful and overwhelming. Make a resolution to get organized this year. Start by decluttering your space and getting rid of anything you don't need. Then, invest in some storage solutions to keep everything in its place.
  3. Save energy: Not only is it good for the environment, but cutting down on your energy consumption can also save you a lot of money. Look for ways to make your home more energy efficient, such as sealing up any drafts, using energy-efficient light bulbs, and investing in a smart thermostat.
  4. Update your home's style: If you're tired of the same old look in your home, make a resolution to give it a refresh this year. This could mean repainting a room, updating your furniture, or adding some new decor.
  5. Tackle a home improvement project: Whether it's something small like installing a new backsplash in your kitchen or something bigger like adding a deck to your backyard, make a resolution to tackle a home improvement project this year. Not only will it improve the look and value of your home, but it will also be a satisfying accomplishment.
  6. Create a budget: If you want to save money in the coming year, it's important to create a budget and stick to it. Look for areas where you can cut back, such as dining out or subscription services, and put that money towards your home.
  7. Be more eco-friendly: Going green can save you money and help the environment. Look for ways to make your home more eco-friendly, such as installing low-flow showerheads, using reusable shopping bags, and composting your food waste.
  8. Start a home garden: If you have a green thumb, make a resolution to start a home garden this year. Not only will it provide you with fresh, homegrown produce, but it can also be a relaxing hobby.
  9. Get to know your neighbors: Building a strong community is important for any homeowner. Make a resolution to get to know your neighbors this year. Host a barbecue or join a local group to start building those connections.
  10. Use your home to its full potential: Whether it's hosting dinner parties, having movie nights, or just relaxing with loved ones, make a resolution to use your home to its full potential this year. After all, it's where you spend the majority of your time, so make it a place that brings you joy.

By making these 10 resolutions for your home, you'll be able to save money, improve your home, and enjoy it to the fullest in 2023. Oh, and as a bonus tip - use the home management app Homer to stay on top of all things home-related. Keep track of  your your home's New Year's resolutions as a Homer Todo list, track your home improvement projects, add maintenance tasks in short - get organized using the Homer app!