The new year is already in full swing, and many homeowners might already be looking for projects to do around the home to start the new year off on the right foot. These projects don’t need to be difficult, complex, or time-consuming—there are lots of smaller tasks you can take on at the start of the new year to give yourself a fresh start and practice a little home improvement for the new year.
Do a Deep Clean
This is probably one of the more time-consuming options, but performing a deep clean on your home can be incredibly revitalizing for the home as well as its tenants. In particular, get into the really dirty areas that are harder to reach and get a lot less attention during your usual cleaning routine. Taking the time to get your home really spick-and-span at the beginning of the new year can be very refreshing and make you feel like you did when you first moved into your home. It gives you time to practice some much-needed TLC on the place that shelters your family and holds so many memories. Make it a family effort to get it done faster with a plan to do something fun as a group after to make the whole process a lot more bearable.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
A home’s curb appeal is determined by how looks from the street. Some simple options for better curb appeal include painting your front door, power washing your home’s exterior, putting out some nice patio furniture, or planting some beautiful bushes and flowers. Some options aren’t as easily accessible during the winter months, but now is a good time to start planning if you’re hoping to do some gardening or undertake a landscaping project.
Remember Your Air Filters
One of the most commonly forgotten household tasks is remembering to change those pesky air filters. These have the issue of being out-of-sight, out-of-mind for many homeowners. Make a plan to ensure that these are being changed regularly all year long. These filters are important because they maintain clean indoor air by trapping dust and allergens. The filter should be checked once a month, and if you can’t see through it when holden it against a light source, then it’s time to replace it with a fresh one.
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