Every year when January rolls around we promise to lose weight, quit smoking, save money or spend more time doing things we love like spending it with family and friends. But do you set any New Year resolutions for your home?
In the spirit of fresh starts, we have compiled an easy-to-follow and more importantly, easy-to-stick-to list of resolutions that will make your home a beautiful and efficient place all year round.
Here are our four best picks for home improvement resolutions:
1. Curb energy use
Saving electricity will not only save you money, but will also help with the rising power cuts, as the country’s current system is under immense pressure. This doesn’t necessarily mean installing new technology like solar panels, but make the decision to be more proactive in controlling energy use around the house. We have plenty of helpful little things you can do to make your home energy-efficient. Read this article for more insight: How to save electricity in your home
2. Clear the clutter
You know that you need to do something about the garage when you dread going in there because of the shelves filled with miscellaneous junk. Or maybe the kitchen drawers are driving you crazy because you just can’t find the items you need.
Wherever you find clutter, now is the time to sort it out. We’ve got all the help you need to reorganise your home. Take some guidance from these articles and before you know it your home will be clutter-free:
3. Make your house safe and sound
It’s all good and well that your home is beautiful, energy-efficient and clutter-free but is it safe? The crime statistics in South Africa are a growing concern to anyone living here, so homeowners have to make sure that theyhave effective safety and security measures in place at home. There are plenty of ways to help make your family safer. We take a closer look at the key ingredients for ensuring that your home is secure: The secret to a safe home.
4. Get your home ready for entertaining
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to spend more time with our friends and family. It all starts with making your home more inviting, so why not give the areas that you socialise in a little update. This can be as simple as rearranging your furniture so that it’s orientated in conversation groups and not around a television.
A new deck or a fire pit are brilliant additions to any backyard and is a sure way to add some oomph to your home entertaining. Get some more ideas and inspiration here:How-To