New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home
New Year, New Homeowner
Start your 2018 right with these fantastic New Year’s resolutions for your home.
New Year, new you!
2018 is brimming with possibilities – are you ready to start fresh and turn your home into the best that it can be?
We know that sticking to your New Year’s resolutions can be tricky.
Luckily, these New Year’s resolutions for your home are straightforward and will leave you feeling like a brand new homeowner!
Using some of the more common New Year’s resolutions, we’ve put together an inspiring list of home management goals to tackle this year.
Get Organised (Declutter Home)
One of the best and easiest ways to feel better about your home is by clearing the clutter.
Kick off your clutter-free year by picking the most lived-in area to tackle first, working your way through your home.
When decluttering your home, ask yourself these 2 golden questions:
- Do I love this item?
- Do I use it regularly?
Struggling with storage space? Find some great ways to add space to a room.
Lose Weight (Cut Energy Use)
When cutting energy use and working towards a more energy efficient home, many people assume there’ll be a large price tag attached.
This doesn’t have to be the case though!
Small changes to the way that you live your life can play a big role in cutting energy usage at home:
- Switch off lights when you leave a room
- Install energy efficient light bulbs
- Switch plugs and appliances off when not in use
- Install low-flow shower heads to use less hot water
Find more energy saving tips, perfect for lowering your electricity bill – and find out how you can increase property value with an energy efficient home.
Spend Time with Family (Family DIY)
Why not combine your personal New Year’s resolutions with your New Year’s resolutions for your home.
Besides offering a more affordable option, home DIY also presents a perfect opportunity to spend more time with the family, while adding value to your home in the process.
Get the young ones involved, allowing them to learn some valuable home management tips along the way.
Drink Less (Lower Water Use)
With the Cape Town water restrictions still in full swing, all Capetonian’s should already be doing their part to cut their water usage.
Use this time to explore new saving methods that can be incorporated into your daily routine.
Be sure to repair any leaks or dripping taps before the waste gets out of hand.
Be Less Stressed (Get your Budget in Order)
Make sure your money lasts until payday by drawing up and adhering to a monthly budget.
Start by making a list of all your fixed expenses that need to be paid each month, such as bond repayments, insurance, car repayments etc.
Then list all the necessary expenses that have varying costs, such as groceries, electrical costs, phone bills etc.
Finally, list the fun-only expenses, such as dining out, entertainment, fast food etc.
This will make it easier for you to draw up an accurate budget and cut back wherever necessary.
If you have kids, be sure to get them involved in this process, allowing them to learn about money management from a young age.
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