With the old year in the past, and the new year full of promise, you have successfully created a list of personal resolutions to enhance your life, but have you considered your home, and how you could improve it? This year, don’t just make resolutions for yourself. Make the most of this new year, and follow these ideas for new home resolutions.

Get Organized

Everyone has that one closet or shelf that is overflowing and cluttered. This year, instead of telling yourself you don’t have time, set a date and a goal for yourself, and accept the challenge to organize your home. Start with a list of the locations in your home that require attention, then go through every item in that room or closet, and sort it into boxes labelled “donate”, “keep”, and “throw away.” This will assist you in decluttering, and create more space to tastefully display the items you choose to keep. As an extra bonus, you can store items from the “donate” box, and have a garage sale in the spring to make a little extra spending money.

Make Your Bathroom Shine

The bathroom is a room in the house that can often require a deep cleaning. Stick to your house resolutions, and dedicate some time to restoring your bathroom to its former glory with these simple tips:

  • Scrub between tiles with an abrasive cleaner to restore the grout to its original colour.
  • Use a Mr. Clean magic eraser for textured glass, so you are getting between the cracks.
  • A vinegar water solution is perfect for clear glass, mirrors, and stainless steel, as it will not only clean, but it will also leave your fixtures looking shiny and new, without streaks.

Reevaluate and Redecorate

Your home is your oasis, and as such, it should be a reflection of who you are, and what your life is like. If you have been staring at the painting on the wall, thinking about how much you hate it, or if the colour scheme in the living room has never seemed to be quite right, now is the perfect time to take action, and remedy it. Reevaluate your decor, and if something doesn’t seem right to you, change it. Paint the walls in the colours of your choosing, and get rid of anything you don’t really need or like. Giving your home a decor makeover will give you a sense of accomplishment and will make your home feel more comfortable to you.

Do a Thorough Inspection

Over time, your home is subjected to many factors that cause regular wear and tear to the structure. Make the most out of 2018, and do a thorough inspection of your home to ensure everything is in working order, and there are no safety concerns. In damp areas of your home, be sure to check for mould, mildew or water damage, and if you do find any, follow the proper technique for removal, or call a professional. Ensure that all electrical connections are safe, and there are no potential fire hazards, and seal any cracks that may be causing cold drafts in your house. Taking these measures are important in extending the lifespan of your home, and keeping you and your family safe.

Dispose of Unused Cleaning Products and Chemicals

That bottle of lemon scented cleaning product that gives you a headache has been sitting in your closet for months, and the can of deck stain that you only used half of is taking up space in your garage. Take some time to collect unused cleaning products, and chemicals around your house, and bring them to your local collection agency. Eliminating these items from your home will not only make it safer for your family, but it will also clear out some space, and allow you to focus on the products you actually do use.

Whether you are cleaning out your closet, garage, or bathroom, the new year is the perfect time to direct some attention toward your home. Make use of these resolutions, and transform your home into what you always dreamed it would be. For more ideas on home resolutions, visit the Falconcrest Homes Blog.

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