Were you having trouble maintaining a clean and organized home last year? Here are 4 practical home resolutions you can surely do this year!

They say that New Year resolutions are meant to be broken. But we still create them anyways — and for a reason. As 2022 settles in, we want to improve our life by setting goals. We want to make things right, especially in our homes.

So to help you make your home more organized and efficient this year, here are 4 practical resolutions that you can surely implement.

1. Remove old clutter

As they say, things that clutter your home may end up cluttering your life and eventually your mind. If you don’t know where to start, you can kick off your home resolution by aiming to declutter your house in 30 days.

Do you have a lot of old, damaged, or unused items that are taking too much usable space in your home? Maybe it’s time to declutter and organize. You can check your cabinets for clothes that you could donate or sell. Your kitchen cabinets might also need some decluttering from broken or damaged utensils. You may also need to pay a visit to your garage, basement, and attic to remove lesser-used items.

When getting rid of clutter, you can segregate home items into things that you want to keep, sell, donate, and discard. Decluttering clothes is a productive activity that will not only free usable space in your cabinet but might also yield you some side income. You can even list and sell your preloved items online through listing platforms, such as Ziba Property.

2. Prepare for emergencies

The past years have been filled with crises that caught us off-guard. Aside from the pandemic, natural calamities, such as hurricanes and floods, have visited our homes one way or another. 

To keep your family safer this new year, preparing for emergencies must be part of your home resolution in 2022.

For starters, you can prepare a home emergency toolkit. In cases of accidents or sudden calamities, having a comprehensive emergency kit will give your family a chance for better survival. 

To start assembling your emergency toolkit, you need essentials like emergency water and food supplies. Storing ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables, and a can opener is highly recommended. A rule of thumb is storing enough food and water for your family and pets that will last for at least three days. You may also include the following in your kit:

  • flashlight
  • first aid kit
  • extra batteries
  • whistle
  • local maps
  • battery-powered radio
  • towels
  • cell phone with chargers
  • manual can opener
  • wrench or pliers

Setting up an emergency fund is also essential when preparing for crises. You can create a bank account and start saving for unexpected expenses, such as appliance repair, major car fixes, unemployment, or medical expenses. You can even save up funds that could cover much-needed home improvement costs.

A good rule of thumb when setting up your emergency fund is saving enough to cover three to six months’ worth of living expenses.

Staying connected with your neighbors and landlords during emergencies can also help you weather any storm much easier. Ziba Property, for example, is an online community that connects you to your neighborhood and gives you access to emergency contacts in your community.

3. Increase energy efficiency

Being efficient in energy consumption will give you significant savings in your bills. Using smart appliances or devices can make your home more convenient and efficient. 

Here are other tips to make your home more energy-efficient:

  • use energy-saving bulbs like LED lights
  • Seal cracks, gaps, and leaks in your home 
  • improve your home’s natural lighting 
  • don’t leave your electronics on all day long
  • prepare the right clothes for the weather
  • use cooling appliances (e.g., refrigerators, freezers)  with high energy efficient factor

If you have money to spare, you may hire professionals to install energy-efficient home appliances. Using listing platforms, such as Ziba Property, will help you find professional services offered in your neighborhood.

4. Don’t put off fixing minor home problems

Ignoring minor problems in your homes, such as ugly leaks on the ceiling, may end up eating your savings away. As such, you should never put off minor repairs that need attention.

Here are some home repairs that you should never ignore:

  • clogged gutters
  • water spots on the wall or ceiling
  • molds, termites, and other pest problems
  • roof and plumbing leaks
  • rotting decks
  • peeling paint
  • cracks in the foundations of your house

Hiring a professional handyman, such as a carpenter or plumber, can help you solve these problems much faster. You can look for nearby services in your community on online listing platforms, such as Ziba Property. 

Making home resolutions can create a safer and more peaceful home environment for you and your family. Here’s a recap of the 4 practical resolutions that you can easily accomplish this year:

  1. Remove old clutter
  2. Prepare for emergencies
  3. Increase energy efficiency
  4. Don’t put off fixing minor home problems

About Ziba Property

Aside from being a real estate property management software, Ziba Property is a global online community of homeowners, tenants, landlords, real estate agents, and businesses and services. With Ziba Property, homeowners and tenants can stay connected with their neighborhood anytime, anywhere. 

Tenants and homeowners can do a lot of awesome things on Ziba Property. You can chat with your landlords and neighbors, and search for businesses or services near you. You can also access important contacts in cases of emergencies, such as the local fire department, hospitals, and ambulances. Since it is a cloud-based property management software, you can always stay updated on upcoming events in your neighborhood wherever you may be.

Tenants can also search for the best rental apartment and condo online with Ziba Property. You can browse condos for rent or sale in your desired location.

To enjoy these benefits, download the Ziba Property app now from Play Store and App Store.