It’s that time of year again, time to make your New Years Resolutions. While most people don’t follow through with their resolutions, setting goals and hopes can work if you do it with an attainable approach! Your home is your safe place, where you spend every day. Why not put a little extra effort into making it more appealing, efficient, and clean? It’s an investment you’ll never regret.
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First things first, you can’t change your home without decluttering. We tend to keep lots of things we don’t need. Going in to the new year, it’s time to get rid of things that are clogging up your home. Keep things you use frequently and enjoy, and toss items that you only keep because “you might use them one day.” If you haven’t used it in the last year, it’s probably time to say goodbye.
Home safety is always something on our minds. How can you ensure that your house is safe from fire risks, and harmful chemicals? Purchase hazard test kits at your local hardware store to see how your house tests for chemicals like radon. You also want to make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector, and fire detectors. Saving energy is another way to feel good about your home – and your bills. It can be as easy as remembering to turn off the lights when not in use; lowering or raising your home temperature when you leave, depending on the season; and using LED bulbs. Your new years resolution might even be to try something new like composting!When buying a new home, you can ensure that it’s energy efficient. All Homes by Dickerson homes are Energy Star Certified, crafted to the National Green Building Standard, and voluntarily built to the NC HERO code. Buying a new home is a great way to start with an efficient, clean slate.
You may find that your family could be into starting new rituals with the New Year. Why not make some of the rituals about opportunities to keep your home clean? Propose rules like never leaving out dirty dishes and clothes before bed. Having a clean house can reduce stress, and will make you feel better about having guests over. Another benefit of building a new home is getting to design with your needs in mind, so you can feel great about showing off your home!