Here are 10 New Year’s Resolutions for your home to help spruce it up and maintain it.
Declutter Quarterly: Rather than waiting to do a big Spring clean once a year, declutter every few months to prevent things from accumulating. Decluttering can be overwhelming so tackling it more frequently can make this job less daunting.
Give Your Fridge and Freezer a Clean Out: Get rid of any expired food and give your fridge a good clean. When washing out your freezer, make sure to wipe it completely dry to prevent ice buildup.
Clear out your Food Cupboards and Pantry: Toss out all the stale and expired food and restock the staples. Any non-perishables that you no longer want or use, donate to your local food bank.
Schedule Maintenance Jobs: Figure out which jobs are overdue and schedule them. E.g. have your chimney cleaned, get your furnace filter replaced, get the moss removed off your roof and eaves cleared out.
Finish any Renovation Projects: Complete any unfinished renos that have gone on far too long undone.
Minor Maintenance: Replace any burnt out light bulbs, fill in small dents or scratches in the walls, and give your home a paint touch-up.
Give the Front of your Home Some Curb Appeal: Spruce up the front of your home by pulling out any dead plants, cleaning off the sidewalk and driveway, putting some planters by your entrance, giving your house siding a wash, and painting your front door.
Create a space that feels like home: Make your house feel like home. Add colourful pillows, house plants, mood lighting, or candles.
Get Organized: Invest in storage bins to keep things from getting misplaced or left out in the open.
Go through your wardrobe: Donate or sell any items of clothing that you do not wear anymore.