LOCAL RECORDS OFFICE – The year is almost over, Thanksgiving and Christmas is around the corner and most of us are making resolutions to start the year the right way. The pros at “Local Records Office” from southern California created a list of 6 resolutions to complete before the year is over. Every year when the beginning of the year comes around we all make the same resolutions of losing weight, spend less, save more money, drink less, spend more time with the family, finally ask the girl you’ve been flirting with out on a date, etc. But what goals have you set for your house or apartment?
We all like to come home to a nice and clean house but in order to keep it up-to-date and neat you have to make changes. A clean apartment or house doesn’t just happen it takes time and preparation, even if you just have a few things in your home it will still get dirty and dusty.
#1 – Keep it As Clean As Possible
The best thing you could do is to keep your home clean and unclutter, not is it one of the best things to do but it’s also one of the least expensive. It’s a proven fact that keeping your house clean will make you feel clean too.
Each year most of us bring in a mountain of things we don’t end up using or that takes up tons of space. We acquire things that end up in the closet or in the back of the garage collecting dust. Without regular purging, closets end up overflowing and become hard to find things.
When it comes to cleaning not a lot of us look forward to it, vacuuming, washing dishes, sweeping, mopping, cleaning the tub is something that doesn’t get us excited. So before the year ends I decided to write down when and what I need to clean, that way I know ahead of time and I will get it done once and for all.
#2 – Organize Your Apartment or House With Affordable Storage Bins
Getting organized is not a one-time thing, it’s an ongoing project, but getting started with storage bins and separating your things goes along way. If you’re one of those people that’s been collecting things the entire years break it down room-by-room, that way you wont have to do all at once. If room-by-room is still overwhelming for you start breaking it down and work on it for a few hours on the weekends. You’ll be surprised how much of an impact cleaning and organizing has on your everyday life.
#3 – Don’t Take Your Chances and Keep Yourself and Family Safe
Keeping your family safe should be your first concern. The holidays are when the most crimes are committed. Crooks and thieves know that holiday season is the time when most people buy and receive the most gifts and those gifts are usually flat screen Televisions, computers, stereos, cameras, etc. It’s better to be safe than sorry. The holidays is also the best time to up-date-your security system or just simply replace the batteries of your smoke detector, or even checking if your fire hydrant isn’t expired.
#4 – Finish A Forgotten Home Project
We all have unfinished project that we started but never finished either because we didn’t have enough time or the right tools. Whether you rent or own unfinished projects are relative. Some projects might be too big to finish but you could start by finishing at least one before the year ends. Once you finish chances are you’ll feel good about what you accomplished and start working on the others. Don’t go all in because you’ll end up feeling overwhelmed, try working on one project per week or month, start small. Write down the unfinished projects you would like to work on, on your calendar so you’ll be reminded every time you see it, don’t be afraid to be specific, write down everything that needs to be done and by when.
#5 – Don’t be Afraid of Upgrading Your Furniture or Electronics
There is nothing wrong with wanting more, upgrading the living room or the bedroom is something we all want once in awhile. Sometimes we see something we like in magazines, television shows or other times things go out of style. Another great reason to upgrade and make your home more appealing is that the year is ending and you’ll have a new start next year. Start by getting yourself a new set of sofas; upgrade that old bulky television with the rabbit ears or go small and upgrade your bed sheets. Some people think upgrading an appliance like the refrigerator or stove comes along way. “Choose one thing and commit to it,” says, the pros at Local Records Office. If income is a problem for you save a few dollars every paycheck until you have a good amount, don’t forget to look online for deals and clearance items.
#6 – Save Money by Making Your Home Eco-Friendly
Start the New Year by saving money on your electricity bill. Solar panels are known for saving people tons of money every year. Solar panels are so eco-friendly and they’ll start generating money for you, all while helping the environment. Can’t beat that. Don’t forget to switch your light bulbs for eco-friendly light bulbs that are last much longer and are safer. When homeowners install solar panels they might even be eligible for a tax rebate.
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