4 New Years resolutions for the home in 2015 - HMS National, Inc.

4 New Years resolutions for the home in 2015

February 3, 2015

When it comes to New Years resolutions, goals about fitness, work and romance tend to top people's lists, when improvement can really be about anything. If you're going to shake things up and start fresh in 2015, why not start with your living quarters? After all, many interior designers will tell you that a comfortable, organized living situation yields productivity and happiness in other areas of your life. It's never too late to implement these four New Year's resolutions to improve your home in 2015.

1. Get to the bottom of heat issues
Whether your furnace has seen better days, or you've had a cold draft for months, it's time to get to the bottom of it. Any issues revolving around staying warm in the winter are costing you a pretty penny in heating bills. It's likely you're compensating for the cooler temperatures by cranking the thermostat, when you may be able to fix the problem for a fraction of your bills, for example your electric bill.

2. Redo your room to be more personal
Sure, it may seem like more of a want than a need, and when it comes to budget, you have but little wiggle room, but making a place your own is vital to happiness. And what does a happier you bring? Perhaps more money, motivation or just a greater sense of peace at home. Go on and treat yourself, whether it be with those leftover holiday gift cards or some bargain hunting. Make your bedroom your personal paradise and see the changes it may bring about. 

3. Cleanse yourself of useless items
 You should get rid of items from your house in the same way you would negative people. Be ruthless and go room to room, keeping only what you truly will use. As Good House Keeping explained, organization can make you less stressed about lost bills and even prevent little arguments over cleanliness with your roommates or significant other.

4. Reduce your carbon footprint
Whether you skip recycling some weeks because it's chilly out, or you still receive a bunch of bills through the mail, you can do better. Reduce your carbon footprint in 2015. You'll feel accomplished, and it can also be rewarding to feel like you're part of a bigger movement. 

The information in these articles is intended to provide guidance on the proper maintenance and care of systems and appliances in the home. Not all of the topics mentioned are covered by our home warranty or maintenance plans. Please review your home warranty contract carefully to understand your coverage.