7 Home Resolution Ideas for 2023
Tanya LaRose 0 comments 01.01.2023
With it being the start of the New Year, it is the perfect time to tackle those household items you’ve been putting off. Use this list to create a plan and improve your home throughout 2023! These often small and/or overlooked items will not only improve your family’s quality of life but will also increase your home’s overall value.
1. Get Rid of Clutter and Organize
The first step toward the house of your dreams involves organization and decluttering. Whether we realize it or not, being locked in our homes these past few years means we have a buildup of odds and ends. There are many ways to organize your home, so choose the method that best works for you.
Start the year with a decluttering session and go through every room in your home, or if you feel the need, bring in a professional organizer. Analyze your current stock of shoes, books, pantry, supplies, equipment and more. Once you say goodbye to the items that no longer serve you, take time to sort and organize what’s left.
2. Invest in Upgrades
Your home is an investment. You’ve put a lot of thought and resources into making it the comfortable and beautiful home that you’ve dreamed of. However, we tend to postpone certain upgrades, like appliances, until our current ones give up. In 2023, consider upgrading to smart home appliances.
More than just looking sleek, having a smart home means you can focus more on your well-being. These appliances connect with your phone, track your daily habits and work seamlessly with your home to operate as a synchronized orchestra.
3. Cut Down Energy Use
Get an energy audit to learn more about your energy use if you haven’t. An energy audit can show you the overall efficiency of your home. You can start making low-cost improvements to save energy and decide on significant upgrades that will save you money for years to come. With so many energy-efficient appliances and solutions, not going greener in 2023 seems like a missed opportunity.
4. Focus on Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is one of the most important indicators of the environment you’re living in. Make it a resolution to maintain your HVAC systems and change furnace filters regularly. Using localized ventilation in bathrooms and kitchens can help you get rid of smoke, cooking fumes and humidity. Invest in air filters around the house to improve overall air quality and breathe clean air.
5. Create a plan for cleaning
Sure, you can declutter and organize all you want. But, without a cleaning plan, your home will never be as organized as you want it. Create a schedule or a routine to clean the house regularly. Every day, do your best to do the dishes, pick up and put away items scattered across the floors, and start with routines as simple as making the bed.
Weekly, you can clean the house divided by segments. For example, you can make Saturdays the bathroom cleaning day and Wednesdays the day you vacuum. Having this written down and even scheduled in your calendar will help tremendously.
6. Design a home gym to help you reach your fitness goals
If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to get fit in 2023, improve the odds of following through by creating a home gym. According to HomeAdvisor, a home gym costs around $2,000 on average and up to $15,000 on the high end. A home gym practically pays for itself. Working out from home can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars a year, considering the average fitness membership costs $800 annually. Beyond these savings, research reveals that home gyms recoup 51% of project costs in added value at resale.
7. Pay Attention to Neglected Areas
Lastly, make it a resolution to pay attention to neglected areas. Think about the last time you cleaned your refrigerator coils, the dryer vents, or organized the attic. Cleaning and maintenance jobs like these aren’t usually top of mind. But, doing them will keep your home running more efficiently for longer.
Other chores that fall through the cracks involve your dishwasher, showerheads and air conditioner. Sit down and write down the areas of your home that you often neglect and make it your new year’s resolution to get them done before the end of 2023. Check out this link for 37 ideas on small home improvements/fixes New Year's Resolutions for Your Home | Family Handyman