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“This year will be different”, you say. This year you’re more focused, more motivated and ready to take on the challenges of your New Year resolution to get your home in tip top shape. From de-cluttering to trimming the fat on your electricity, you’re ready to take on the home improvement New Year’s resolution challenge.
LMR Public Adjusters is here to help with some tips and tricks for making this year’s resolutions stick!
According to the theory of Feng Shui, clutter confuses and drains energy from both you and your home. On a practical level clearing out the unused and unnecessary build up in you home creates more storage space for the things you’d like to keep. So start off your home improvement by making room, physically and emotionally for the challenge ahead.
Clean up after yourself – daily, weekly and monthly
Create a daily and weekly schedule for household cleanliness. Daily tasks include sweeping, putting dishes in the dishwasher, dirty laundry in the hamper and shoes on the shoe rack. Give your home a top to bottom cleaning one day a week and a deep cleaning monthly
House Keeping tips:
Become a DIYer
While a professional is needed for a number of household repairs, there are many projects that are fairly easy for someone willing to do the job by themselves. If you’re not naturally handy, take some time to study the basics of DIY home repairs. You may even want to invest in taking a few classes with a professional to learn tips and tricks hands on. But if that’s not in your cards check out our tips below for some projects that even “Tim the Tool Man” wouldn’t mess up!
DIY Home Repair Tips:
Cut down on water usage
Similarly to the advice on saving electricity, the first place to start is to make sure that you don’t have any leaks. Not only do leaks waste water, they can cause water damage to your home. Once you’ve checked for leakage and made repairs where necessary, consider upgrading your faucets, toilets and showerheads with EPA-certified WaterSense products.
Water Saving Tips:
Find out more about the causes, effects and prevention for water damage to your property.
Trim the fat on your electric bill
This one will help your wallet and Mother Nature. Sealing the windows and doors as well as making sure your ducts are well insulated and clean are the first things you’ll want to do. From there you can start cutting down on electric usage.
Energy Saving Tips:
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