If you struggle to stay motivated to complete tasks around the house, set home improvement goals for yourself. When you’re able to mark something off your to-do list, you’re rewarded with a sense of accomplishment and a better-maintained home.
Improve Wellness Around the House
Make a goal in the New Year to boost health and wellness in your home. Set a reminder in your phone to change your HVAC filter every 30 to 90 days, or as recommended by the manufacturer.
Designate a space for a home gym that you and your family can use throughout the year. This could simply be a corner of a large room with a set of weights and a yoga mat. Working out is a healthy way to spend your time and it’s more likely to happen when you’ve set aside the space to do so.
Decluttering is a Stress-Reducing Home Improvement Goal
Make a plan to remove clutter from your home. If decluttering seems like an overwhelming chore, start by tackling one area at a time. Spend 15 minutes decluttering the bathroom medicine cabinet, your toolbox, or the shelves in the laundry room. You’ll feel accomplished and motivated to continue in other areas of your home.
When you declutter, sort your belongings into four piles. Use a cardboard box to gather items that will be donated to charity, put trash in the trash bin, and collect things that should go elsewhere in the house. For the rest of your items that you’ve decided to keep, organize them, and put them neatly back where they belong.
Paint an Accent Wall
Painting an accent wall is an easy and inexpensive way to update a room. This project creates a bold focal point in the living room or bedroom. In a child’s room, paint an accent wall using chalkboard paint to give them a place to draw and be creative. In other areas of your home, choose a color that complements the décor of the room. Use quality paint and tools for the best results.
Goals for the New Year: Learn a Home Improvement Skill
As a homeowner, it may feel that upkeep and maintenance on your property are never-ending. Repairs, improvements, and upgrades can become costly. When you learn how to complete maintenance tasks yourself, you’ll save money and be proud of a job well done.
Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
Improving energy-efficiency is a good goal to have as a homeowner. Even small steps make a difference in your utility bills. Use caulk and weatherstripping to seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors. Install LED light bulbs in fixtures throughout the home. These bulbs last longer than standard incandescent bulbs and produce less heat.
Another easy way to boost efficiency is to hold off on running the dishwasher or washing machine until you have a full load. Make it a goal to change your energy-usage habits this year and you’ll see lower power bills in the months and years ahead.