A new year means a fresh start and after a challenging 2020, we could also use a refresh. To start your year off right, it’s important to make resolutions to help guide your year. For 2021, instead of making personal goals that are either too ambitious or unrealistic, try making resolutions for your home. Here are five things you can do throughout the year that will help maintain a healthy and happy home all year long.
1. Commit to a Cleaning Routine
If there’s anything that will make you reevaluate your cleaning habits, it’s a global pandemic. After a year of being extremely thorough and overly cautious with our cleaning, in 2021 it’s time to commit to a proper routine. You can read more about how often surfaces need to be cleaned to help you decide if you need extra help. If you decide you do want to hire a professional cleaning company, this article will help you price it out. Whether you decide to tackle your cleaning routine by yourself or hire a pro, it’s important to keep your home clean and commit to a routine.
2. Don’t Neglect Essential Repairs
If you’ve had important projects on your to-do list for some time now, it’s important to actually get them done. These projects are things like addressing a leaky roof, fixing broken gutters, or finally having your air ducts and dryer vents cleaned. These projects are more than just regular maintenance and if forgotten about for long enough can cause severe damage to your home. Major floods and house fires can be avoided so long as you don’t neglect your essential repairs. In 2021, resolve to check each and every essential repair off your to-do list.
3. Plan Preventative Measures
A little planning can save you from a lot of panic. This year, make sure you have any preventative projects done. These can be things like adding waterproofing to your basement or having your home inspected for mold, pests or even knob and tube wiring. There’s a lot going on in our homes that we aren’t aware of. Sometimes it takes the keen eye of a professional to spot a problem before it happens. To ensure there are no surprises down the road, have your home inspected this year and plan any preventative projects now.
4. Look Forward to Spring
This spring will undoubtedly be busy for pros in every industry! Last year we saw a huge rise in project requests for outdoor tasks and this trend is likely to continue! If you want to update your outdoor space, you should start planning now for spring 2021. Look online for design inspiration and start getting quotes from pros in your area. The sooner you book them, the more confident you can feel that your project will be done this year. Get quotes now for projects like pools, patios, decks and fences. You’ll be happy you did come spring time!
5. Safety Always Matters
Start the year off safe and make sure all your alarms are in proper working order. It’s recommended that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are checked once a month and batteries should be changed twice a year. An easy way to remember to change the batteries is to do it when the clocks change. Mark a date on your calendar and make it a habit to check these alarms every month on that date. Ensuring the safety of your home and family is an important resolution to make and keep every year.
From keeping your home clean to planning ahead, there’s much to focus on in 2021. If you need a little help keeping your home running smoothly, there’s always a pro to lend a helping hand. Get started on your new year’s home resolutions by getting a quote for your next project today. Good luck sticking to your home resolutions and happy new year!