10 achievable New Year’s resolutions for you and your home
27th December 2019
It’s not just the first month of the New Year, it’s also the first month of a new decade! The Hunters team are excited for 2020 and have set ourselves a few resolutions for both work and at home. Jon is attempting Dry January, Jessy is hoping to smash her targets, and Finn has given up chocolate. As you can imagine, we have more faith in some than others!
Forget about vowing to join the gym or to order fewer takeaways, we’ve got 10 achievable New Year’s resolutions for you and your home.
- Become more energy efficient
We all have bad habits that we’d like to quit, like smoking or drinking, but your home has unhealthy habits too. By making your home more energy efficient you can not only do your bit to save the planet but also save money on your bills. Using energy efficient appliances, turning off lights and insulating your home are just a few ways in which you can be more energy efficient.
- Tackle your attic
The most popular New Year’s resolution is always to lose weight, but we’re inviting you to help your home lose some “weight” by tackling your attic. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Stop ignoring your attic and address it head-on! By freeing up space you can store essential items and throw away or donate clutter that has been building up since you moved in.
- Do a safety check
When was the last time you checked your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors or electrical appliances? Start the year off on the right foot by doing a full safety check around your home. If you have any problems with your electrics or plumbing, call in the professionals rather than risk trying to fix these yourself.
- Detox your wardrobe
Do you have a winter wardrobe, a summer wardrobe and maybe even a work wardrobe? The question you should ask yourself when detoxing your wardrobe is, “When was the last time I wore this?” If the answer is over a year ago then it’s time to get rid. Sites like eBay, Depop or Shpock all allow you to sell unwanted clothes for cash.
- Finally do the odd jobs
Is your odd job list getting bigger? Then it’s time to make a start and tick off each job as you go along. Whether it’s home repairs, baby-proofing, or decorating, it’s time to complete these household projects that didn’t get done in 2019.
- Stop hoarding
We’re all guilty of hoarding in one way or another – do you struggle to get rid of your children’s toys? Perhaps you keep every letter, receipt or bill you’ve ever had. Declutter and clear out anything that you and your family no longer use or need. This will not only free up space in your home, you will feel better too.
- Focus on the garden
Keeping up with weeding, cutting the grass or sweeping the leaves is an all-year-round job. Make the most of your outdoor space this year by keeping it clean and tidy. Store away items such as barbecues and outdoor toys during the winter months and cover any furniture to prevent any damage.
- Get organised
You’ve probably been avoiding sorting out the post and paperwork, but it needs to be done. Create a folder of the latest bills for your home and organise your paperwork so that it’s easily accessible and in a safe place.
- Go green
We’ve already told you how to become more energy efficient but this resolution is about bringing nature inside. Greenery makes us happy, so why keep your plants outside? As well as adding some indoor plants to your interiors, treat yourself to fresh flowers every fortnight, they not only help to purify the air but also leave your home smelling fresh.
- Fix your finances
For most homeowners, finances can cause the most stress so we’re encouraging you to face your finances head on. Could you be better off if you switched energy suppliers? Maybe you’re paying too much for your mobile phone or broadband, by going through your household bills you can see where you can save money.
Start the year off on the right foot by following our New Year’s resolutions for you and your home. If you’re looking to move home this year, give our team a call on 01444 254400 to book a free market-led valuation.