One more year has come to a close, I can hear a lot of you
questioning 'where did the time go'? Nonetheless, 2011 is already
here and this is the best time to make a number of New Year's
resolutions. Lots of people make resolutions related to themselves
directly, such as: I will cease smoking/ I will be nicer/ I will
start exercising and so on. But we should not forget about our
properties though. So along with the private resolutions, how about
deciding upon some resolutions about the property you live in.
To get you in the mood, I have compiled some ideas for resolutions which you may like to try:
We have all heard and seen information about becoming more ecologically friendly, this would be a good time to put that information into action. Cut down on rubbish, re-use products such as bottles for storing items and separate rubbish and dispose of it accordingly. It is very easy, you will help the environment and it will will feel great to know you are doing something for our planet.
We all know the benefits of fire alarms and detectors in our homes, but even if we have them installed we seldom check they are functioning. If you don't have a fire alarm or a Carbon Monoxide detector, you should install them. For those of you who have these detectors put up, you need to make sure they are operating and the batteries do not need changing. Don't ignore this; it could save your life oneday!
Instead of being spontaneous, plan for those home improvements. Think about all those renovations you would like to do in your home and type a list. Once you have your list, you can see what you need to buy, then browse around while the sales are on or investigate the price differences in different outlets. Just think how much of your hard earned money you could save by purchasing items at sale prices. Finding the best prices and solutions is the best benefit of planning ahead.
When buying an appliance for your property think about what you need, the price you want to spend before researching thoroughly your options; avoid buying the first one you come across. Weigh up the cost of items against the cost of running them, an item may be slightly more costly but you could save a lot of money in the long term.
Research energy saving features you can implement. Not only appliances, as mentioned, can save you money! Turning the heating down by 1 degree, turning off lights, closing curtains on an evening to keep in heat, insulate your boiler and unplugging electrical appliances when not in use, are just a few ideas for you to think about.
Look after and take care of your home! Everyday upkeep is a must don't neglect it. To keep your property in fantastic shape and avoid massive repair bills, make sure any repairs or redecoration is completed regularly.
As Toronto realtor, I know resolutions related to home are difficult. As with any resolution, only you can think about what is best for you and your home and what is practical based on your personal circumstances. Decide to paint the room, change the decor or change the furniture if you've wanted to for a long time! Set yourself a task, a date you want to complete it and do the work! Do what makes you feel satisfied and updates the property you live in.