January is the fresh start that a lot of us need. It’s easier to set new goals, resurrect old goals that we made last year, or finish projects that we never got around to. Most people make New Year’s resolutions related to fitness or a career, but it’s also smart to make resolutions for your home. Here are a few goals you can make for your Pittsburgh home or condo.
Cut the Clutter
A lifetime of possessions can quickly accumulate and clutter your closets, garage, and attic. Set aside an hour every few days to clean out these storage spaces and free your home from clutter. Once you’ve finished your entire home, keep the clutter at bay with routine cleanup.
Create a Maintenance Schedule
Conquer your household projects in a snap by creating a maintenance calendar. Plan to spend just a few hours every week on routine maintenance, cleaning, and decluttering tasks. That way, you won’t have to face massive, overwhelming projects.
Invest in Energy-Saving Appliances
Major appliances like HVACs, refrigerators, and washing machines are notoriously power hungry. If you’re eager to save money on your monthly utility bills, consider investing in Energy Star-certified appliances.
Make Extra Mortgage Payments
Have a few extra bucks lying around (maybe after your energy-saving efforts)? Save them for your mortgage payments. A little goes a long way, especially when it comes to paying off your home.
Give Your Home a Makeover
If your kitchen cabinets, countertops, or finishes are outdated, it might be time for a change. Take a look at upcoming home design trends and consider painting the walls, replacing doorknobs and handles, or upgrading your lights and faucets. Even if you’re not planning to sell your home or condo in the near future, you can still enjoy the new look.
Keep More Money in Your Pocket
If you are planning to sell your home in 2017, we have you covered. As Pittsburgh real estate experts, we know the ins and outs of the market and what buyers are looking for. We’ll help you increase your home’s value and put more money in your pocket at closing. Let’s talk.