One Year of #homegoals

People often think about what their personal goals are for the year, but it’s unlikely that many have stopped to consider what goals might be good for home maintenance. Maybe it’s not as exciting as planning that beach vacation you’ve been dreaming about- but #homegoals are still important.

To make it easy, we’ve decided to create 12 months of #homegoals for you to keep in mind this year. Have a look, get out your calendar, and set out to be the Handiest Homeowner of the Year in 2017!

January #homegoal

Clean your dryer vent out!

Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer hose and vent duct, reducing air flow, backing up exhaust gases and eventually creating a fire. These hazards can be avoided by thoroughly inspecting and cleaning your dryer vent every year. Here is a how-to video to guide you step-by-step.

February #homegoal

Make your move toward energy efficient light bulbs throughout your home. Energy efficient light bulbs use up to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent, saving you money. And can last up to 25 times longer!

March #homegoal

Lawn Care. Your spring maintenance should focus on strengthening your lawn for summer. You can get a jump start by catching up on tips here.

April #homegoal

Check to see that your air conditioner is working properly. This way, if there are any hiccups you can have them resolved by the hot summer months. Here is a nifty how-to video to show you how to test, step-by-step.

May #homegoal

It’s the perfect time of year to donate, declutter, and get the house spic and span! Here are a few extra tips to help you along the way, when you’re ready.

Mother and Daughter Donating
Mother and daughter preparing toys and clothes to donate for charity.

June #homegoal

It’s all about the outdoors this time of year. Make sure your outdoor living space is welcoming, and reflects your style this summer.

July #homegoal

Visually inspect all interior and exterior caulking. If any separation is noticed it must be addressed immediately to prevent any possible damage, and to conserve energy. Here’s a handy video on how-to caulk!

August #homegoal

Get your home back to school ready! Here are three spaces in your home to focus on.

September #homegoal

A furnace filter that is clogged with dust, pet dander, and other particles will cause your furnace to have to work harder because of decreased airflow. Plan to change the filter as needed. Here’s how.

October #homegoal

This is a perfect time of year to give your rugs and carpets special treatment. Rent a carpet shampooer, or hire a company to come in and give your floors special treatment.

November #homegoal

Be ready to set your clocks back for daylight savings (if you observe), and check your fire and carbon monoxide detectors.

December #homegoal

December is the perfect time of year to put an extra focus on making memories in your home. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind.

We hope you find our twelve months of #homegoals handy! If you’re looking for inspiration for less maintenance and more design and style- visit us here.

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