8 Ways You Could Improve Your Home For New Year

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The new year will soon be here, so why not start working out ways you could improve your home for it? Going into the new year with a home that feels fresh and clean will make you feel much better. It could get you off to a great start! Here’s some inspiration to help you if you’re not sure where to start:

Add A Fresh Coat Of Paint
Adding a coat of paint is a simple task that shouldn’t take you very long if you’re just freshening up your current colour. Of course if you’ve picked a whole new colour, it will take you a little longer. By finding the time before the new year is over to give your house a fresh coat of paint, it’ll feel brand new. It really does make a huge difference!

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Give It A Real Deep Clean
Set a day aside to give your home a deep clean. This means going through each and every room carefully, making sure you haven't missed a single inch. Making sure you’re even doing the tops of your doors and the ceilings. Take your time, and do the things you may have neglected through the rest of the year. It might even take longer than a day depending on how big your house is and how much you have to do. Delegate certain jobs to the rest of your family to make it easier if you can. You’ll be so glad you did this in January!

Add Some More Personality
Could your home do with a little more personality? How about coming up with a new theme? If you don’t want to completely redo the theme, you could simply create personality with a feature wall or a new statement accessory. There’s nothing worse than living in a house with no personality. Another great way to add interest is by adding lots of different textures.

Come Up With A Better Lay Out
Have a think about the current layout of your home. Are there any pieces of furniture that get in the way? Is there a rug that family members constantly trip over? Consider coming up with a better lay out. You could simply make your space more practical, or set out trying to make it more social. Look online for apps where you can put in your measurements and then find the perfect lay out for your space. This will make the whole task so much easier.

Invest In Energy Star Rated Appliances
How about investing in energy star rated appliances? If you’ve had your current appliances for a long time, this could be a very good idea. However, the initial cost is worth considering. You might want to look into short term loan lenders if you need some help. The money you initially invest into this sort of thing will pay off in the long run, as your bills will be a lot cheaper.

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Organize and De-clutter
Spend some time organizing things and de-cluttering as best you can. Do you have anything you don’t use anymore? Consider making some donations to charity. Not only will you be doing a good deed, you’ll be clearing space ready for the year ahead. Organize everything you can, from letters you’re keeping to your junk draw. You could even set out pairing up socks! These tasks might seem silly, but they’ll all make your life better come the new year.

Make Repairs Both Big And Small
Are there any repairs in your home? Make it your mission to take care of these repairs. Face both big and small repairs head on. The longer you leave them, the worse they tend to get. Then it’s only going to cost more for you to fix in the long run! Don’t try to fix something yourself unless you know what you’re doing. You could spend more in the long run getting it fixed by a professional.

Improve Your Air Quality
There are a number of ways you can improve your air quality and reduce pollution. Try introducing some green plants into your home, as these are great for your health and help to improve the air. You can also invest in a great air conditioner to reduce the pollen count and help make your family healthier.

Hopefully these 8 ideas on improving your home for the new year have inspired you. Start right away and you might just be finished by the time the clock strikes 12 on January 1st. If you have any ideas or tips of your own, leave them below. Thanks for reading!

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