With the most common New Year’s Resolution being to “get healthy,”it brings one question to mind –how does one get healthy, and stay healthy all year long? Would you believe that along with changing eating and lifestyle habits, healthy measures should be made throughout the home? With the Pittsburgh winters being what they are, there are some perfect days to stay home and get this kind of precautionary work done.
So take out your pen and pencil, and follow these steps to ensuring a healthy and happy North Hills home in 2016:
- Create a home maintenance and repair budget. According to financial pros, peo0ple spend about 1-4% of the home’s value annually on repairs and maintenance. With this being said, wouldn’t it be in you (and your home’s) best interest to be financially ready when chaos breaks loose? You don’t want to be left in the cold of a Pittsburgh winter when your hot water heater leaks.
- Make a daily/weekly cleaning chart. Maybe you already have a day where you throw your laundry into the washer, and scrub down your bathroom, but there are only so many hours in the day. What if on Monday, you scrubbed your windows and cleaned the kitchen,but on Tuesday you focused on wiping the baseboards of the familyroom? While every day you focused on laundry, cleaning dishes, and quick pick-ups? These are all ways to keep your home healthy and happy every single day.
- Schedule a furnace tune-up. Instead of waiting until something happens to your furnace, get it checked out as soon as you can. You can save hundreds of dollars simply by nipping any problems in the bud early on. If something happens to it in the winter,you win up spending more on rush-service, and manual hours than if you had just gotten it looked it a few months prior.
- Beginning planning home renovations for summer 2016. That includes home additions like four-season sunrooms. Call a contractor sooner ratherthan later to begin budgeting. Having a sunroom enables a way to get vitamin D even during the cold off-season. This not only helps keep the home healthy and happy, but it keeps you in mint-condition as well!
These are just a few ways to keep your home clean and healthy in 2016. What other Healthy Resolutions would you add to this list?