It’s safe to say that everyone is looking forward to 2021. Many people see a new year as an opportunity to develop some healthy habits and start afresh. New Year’s resolutions don’t need to be limited to wellness goals, they can also improve your living spaces. Here are 4 goals for homeowners in 2021.

New Year’s Resolutions to Hone Your DIY Skills

The best way to get better at home improvement projects is by simply doing them. Today, there are countless tutorial videos on YouTube illustrating how to complete any project you can think of. Set a goal to take on one home improvement task per month. Keep it manageable so you’ll stick with it. Small projects like painting an accent wall, changing out the hardware on the front door, adding carriage-style handles to a garage door, and putting new knobs on kitchen cabinets are easy and rewarding.

Improve Energy-Efficiency

Seemingly minor improvements around the home can do a great deal for improving its energy-efficiency. Make it a New Year’s resolution to save energy in 2021. Over the course of the year, you can save hundreds of dollars on utility bills. Seal up openings around windows and doors, insulate your water heater tank, and change your HVAC filters on time. If you are able to invest more in improvements, upgrade your appliances to ENERGY STAR models, and replace your windows with new, double or triple-paned ones.

New Year’s Resolutions for Cleaning

A clean home has less dust and allergens, making it healthier to live in. With the start of a new year, set guidelines for a cleaning schedule. Maybe you’ll decide to clean the floors on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and launder the curtains in the house on the first of every month. Perhaps you’d rather opt to hire a house cleaner to deep clean once a week if you have the budget but not the time. Either way, establishing a rigorous cleaning schedule will help you enjoy your home more and improve the indoor air quality.

Get Rid of Things You Don’t Need

This may be the most common home-related New Year’s resolution, and for good reason. You’ll be amazed by how much space you can free up in your home by decluttering and ridding your house of useless items. Sort through your belongings that have piled up in cluttered areas and separate them into the categories: keep, throw away, and donate. If you have valuable items that you never use, you may decide to sell them online. Get your decluttering project done at the beginning of the year and you’ll be able to enjoy a more organized space that is easier to clean all year long.

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