What a year! How quick did that go? As the finale of 2018 gets ever closer and 2019 prepares to welcome you with open arms, it may be time to start thinking about a New Year’s resolution. With any luck you managed to stick to your resolution this year and you’re heading into next year brimming with possibilities.
Resolutions are all about making improvements, achieving goals and feeling good. You may have vowed to quit smoking, lose some weight, or travel somewhere new, but what about the place you spend most time? Why not make next year’s resolution about your home.
Below are our top resolutions to improve your most sacred place next year.
Be more energy efficient
How about cutting down your energy bills and improving the future of the planet in one go? It’s not all solar panels, and hybrid cars, it can be as simple as turning off energy hungry appliances or remembering to switch the lights off. Don’t run the air conditioning all day, install efficient lightbulbs and low flow taps. The little things will go a long way. Once you’ve consciously been doing these things for a while then they’ll eventually become routine. Going green doesn’t have to be hard work. Start with the basics and your wallet and the environment will thank you for it.
Keep your home clutter free
Clear house, clear head. The cheapest way to feel good about your home, is by doing a big tidy up and throwing away any unnecessary items. Year after year, the accumulation of random things and objects just seems to build. A purge of the stuff that you don’t use anymore or just don’t want is a great way to open up space, de-clutter and help relieve pressure. From there you can start to fill your home with things that are going to add value to the area.
Ensure your home is safe
If it’s been some time since you last thought about the safety of your home, then this new year may be the perfect time to do a once over and ensure everything is in order. Perform a simple check to remove potential fire and health hazards or any security risks. Ensure your house has good ventilation, your fire alarm is working, and any security devices are functioning correctly. Even check for a build-up of harmful gases such as radon and carbon dioxide and ensure your home is compliant with the latest safety standards.
Ever heard the saying, the heart of any home is the kitchen? Well it’s time to prove it. Fast-paced lifestyles have meant quick, convenient options have taken precedence over the joy of creating your own meals. The couch has become the new dining table and conversations have turned to digital interactions. Make 2019 the year to return to your healthy traditions. Spend time as a family cooking together, sit down and eat together and enjoy each other’s company. Even if it’s only one day a week, you’ll realise how much you’ve been missing the interactions with your loved ones. You’ll also find you start eating healthier and spending less.
If your New Year’s resolution is to get into a new home, then our highly experienced team of local experts can help you every step of the way. With over 15 years’ experience, Nicheliving specialises in helping anyone and everyone get into their dream home.
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