With 2016 starting to come to a close, it’s time to start considering some New Year’s Resolutions for the upcoming year. While most people tend to focus their resolutions on themselves, we think this might be the year to show your apartment a little love! Check out these New Year’s Resolutions that you can use to improve your home:
Clear out the clutter: What better way to kick off the New Year than by reducing the mountains of clutter that tend to accumulate during the holidays. Go room by room and clean out any unnecessary items that have your home feeling cluttered.
Go green for 2017: Going green doesn’t necessarily have to mean installing solar panels or driving an electric vehicle. Make a resolution to be more energy efficient this year. Be conscious of turning lights off when you leave rooms, turn off power strips, use LED bulbs, and set goals to use less heating and air conditioning when you are not around the house. For more information on being energy efficient, visit https://www.smud.org/en/index.htm.
Keep schedules: This option can be used in a variety of ways, from setting up a more consistent system for cleaning, planning out meals or events to host for friends and family. Hosting a monthly dinner with friends or family can make your house truly feel like a home, while a weekly system of cleaning can keep your home feeling organized and reduce stress.
Change up your space: One way to improve your living experience for the New Year is to reimagine the way you use your space. Flip furniture from room to room, rearrange wall artwork and bring some new accessories into your apartment. This is a simple way to bring a breath of fresh air to any home.
Give yourself peace of mind: One of the best resolutions to make for 2017 is obtaining Renters Insurance for your apartment home if you haven’t already done so. Maybe this has been on your bucket list for a while and you just haven’t made the time. Insuring your apartment is quick, easy, affordable, and can ensure that you will rest easy in the New Year.
No matter what your resolution is this year, be sure to keep your home in mind. Improving your experience around the house is a great way to get the ball rolling in a positive direction for 2017.