Home Tips: 5 Resolutions for Homeowners in the New Year

Just like that, 2020 is just around the corner! With the new year (and new decade!) here are 5 resolutions that we think every homeowner should strive for!

Cut Down on Energy Usage

Making your home green isn’t just about shelling out thousands for solar panels. There are many simple ways to love the environment better in the context of homeownership. Learning to recycle properly, turning off lights when they aren’t needed, and turning off the running water while brushing your teeth are steps that seem small, but add up over time. Not only can you help our environment in these ways, but you’ll also see an improvement on your bills.

Stock Your Kitchen With Healthy, Whole Foods

While this resolution isn’t about taking care of your home per se, keeping your fridge full of healthy, whole foods will keep you and your family healthy and strong during the part of the year that you are most likely to get the common cold or flu. Whole foods give your body the proper nutrients to boost your immune system and fend off sickness.

Indoor Air Maintenance

Because we tend to hunker down indoors more in the winter, maintaining good air quality is a must. To avoid breathing in contaminants like dust and mold, change your furnace filters regularly and have your HVAC system serviced.

Fire Safety

With fireplaces burning frequently this time of year, be sure to check the batteries in all of your smoke detectors if you haven’t already. A great way to implement this check regularly is to always swap out for fresh batteries when the time changes for daylight savings. Changing the batteries in the fall when we “fall back” and in the spring when we “spring forward” ensures that you are checking your smoke detectors at least twice a year.

Get Organized

You don’t have to wait until spring to get organized! Take advantage of your time indoors by de-cluttering. Get rid of the things you don’t use anymore and organize things like closets, storage rooms, and cabinets. This way, you’ll be ready to deep clean in the spring without all of the extra “stuff” standing in your way!

Whether you have personal resolutions for the New Year or not, these simple steps are great for homeowners to adopt in the start of 2020!


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