New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home in 2022!
With the new year come resolutions. Most people will make personal New Year’s resolutions to improve their physical and mental health or other aspects of their everyday life. But, your home may need a few resolutions for 2022 as well. Join the Stone Harbor Hardware team today as we explore a few key resolutions for your home that you should consider in 2022!
Clean, Organize, and Purge
A great New Year’s resolution for your home is to implement a routine schedule that includes cleaning and organizing your home while also purging certain items that you no longer need to have cluttering up your living space.
You and your house will feel better after all the dirt, clutter, dust, and trash is taken care of. Try to create a schedule to do specific cleaning tasks such as vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, doing dishes, laundry, and taking out the trash daily or weekly for upkeep. Setting goals to deep clean all the rooms in your home at the beginning of every quarter can help keep your home extra sparkly!
If you want to go the extra mile, you can go room by room and purge items as well. This will make more space in your home as you remove unnecessary clutter. If there are items that haven’t seen the light of day in a year or more, you probably don’t need it. Many people are moving towards a minimalist style, so this could be a great trend to jump into!
After cleaning and purging items in your home, you can get a good look at the items you have and get organizing! Put things that are alike together so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for. Storage bins, baskets, and cubbies are great for keeping items and making your space look tidy. Consider installing hooks in closets or mudrooms to keep jackets, bags, and other items where they belong.
Implement Safety and Security Upgrades
Safety should be your number one priority when updating your rooms. Ensure your home doesn’t have any health hazards or fire risks. Carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors, radon detectors and fire extinguishers are necessities in a home. Dryer lint is another easily forgotten danger that causes so many fires in homes, be sure you are emptying the tray every cycle. Also, make sure to check that your house is properly ventilated.
Security is important too! Consider window and door alarms to prevent break-ins as well as updating your door locks. Stone Harbor Hardware offers many terrific door locks that offer both unique styles and reliable security that will fit your needs.
Invest in Energy Saving Hardware and Appliances
Going green and improving the planet is a great goal for your home for the new year! Start with turning off lights, practicing proper recycling, and turning off water when you’re not using it. Other energy-saving habits to implement are turning off your A/C or turning down your heat when you leave your house, installing LED bulbs, watering your yard less, composting, waiting to run the dishwasher or washing machine until they are full, drying clothes on a line vs. a dryer, and turning off power strips / unplugging items / turning off the tv when not in use. You’ll also save so much on your bills!
Complete Home Improvement and Do-it-Yourself Projects
Shake up your home with some home improvement projects. DIY projects are a fun and creative way to spend time and incorporate your personality into your home. Plan out what you are going to do and what you need. You could give your walls a fresh coat of paint; replace hardware; upgrade flooring; improve landscaping; or add a backsplash. The possibilities are endless!
As people are getting back to seeing friends and family, it’s a great time to entertain in your home! Throw down a new area rug or entry rug, add some plants and fresh flowers, and rearrange furniture so it’s better for conversation.