Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners
It’s almost the new year, and you know what that means… resolutions! It is a trend to start off January 1st with ways to better yourself within the upcoming year, but what about making resolutions to better your home and living spaces? Wilson Property Management, your local rental property management Wilson NC has put together this short list of doable home resolutions for any homeowner to make for 2021.
1. Declutter EVERYTHING!
Make room for a brand new year by cleaning out closets, cabinets, storage spaces, and even the garage or shed! Take it one room at a time, and make stacks to keep and to get rid of. If you have a hard time deciding, ask yourself if you have used it within the past year, or if someone else could benefit from it more!
2. Create a cleaning plan… and stick with it.
Keeping a house clean is a tiring feat unless you organize a cleaning plan to help you stay on a schedule! Planning out exactly what and how you want to clean throughout the year will give you something to focus on and keep you on task. Figure out what works best for you, such as weekend tasks, nightly pickups, or monthly purges, and stick with it.
3. Become a master at cleaning hard-to-clean things.
What do the tops of cabinets, behind or under furniture and appliances, windows, and light fixtures all have in common? They are some of the most difficult areas to clean in a home. Everything in your home can be cleaned, it is just a matter of knowing how. Wilson Property Management, a rental property management Wilson NC company suggests to take a walk through of your house and make a list including all of the areas and items that you aren’t quite sure how to clean or if they need cleaning. Once this list is complete, research DIY and “At Home” cleaning tutorials and videos, to learn how to combat these grime building areas once and for all.
4. Check for minor issues.
Once a season, complete a thorough walkthrough of your home and property. In everyday life, we may overlook small nuisances in the home such as a leak, crack, or hole, but these little cosmetic mishaps can easily turn into big, expensive repairs if left untreated. Ensure that all of your plumbing isn’t dripping, your property is safe from pests like termites or bees, check for mold and cracks in the foundation, and cut back possible damage-causing limbs from trees outside.
5. Start a long-term home account
How old is your roof? When was your hot water heater replaced? Are your appliances going to go out of date soon? Generate a list of what will eventually need to be repaired or replaced in your home and decide on a budget for it. Begin saving little by little for these minor inconveniences so they don’t become nasty surprises in years to come.
In the same way we make personal New Year’s resolutions to better ourselves, taking the time to gather and create resolutions for the home will help you stay ahead of repairs and cleaning throughout the year. Prioritizing what is most important for your living space at the beginning of the year will set you up for success, health, and happiness in 2021.
Wilson Property Management
Established in 1989, Wilson Property Management is a full-service rental property management Wilson NC company offering both homeowner association and rental management. Wilson Property Management currently manages 16 associations, approximately 1000 individual rental units, and currently has four on-site offices. Contact us today to learn more about the Wilson real estate management and other property services we offer in the Triangle such as managing your HOA.