The year 2021 was one eventful year where the world got out of the COVID-19 induced lockdowns. It was also the year when Toronto’s market became the most expensive in all of Canada, surpassing Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Moreover, a lot of innovations came in the domain of real estate, particularly making low and midrise condos out of chemically treated wood.
Another event worth noting about last year was when the Men’s national soccer team of Canada defeated Mexico 2-1 in Edmonton during the qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Canada’s men’s national soccer team can potentially qualify for the World Cup this year.
2022 has now arrived, and it was exciting and fun to welcome it. However, as always, fear of the unknown is there and everyone is worried what will this year bring for most of us. For a lot of people, last year wasn’t very good. Why? Because the pandemic brought sadness and depression for most in various forms.
Yet it did teach everyone a lot about dealing with pandemics, accidents and the unknown. Now a lot have realized that it is time to make better solutions and implement New Year’s resolutions over the course of time.
New Year’s Resolutions for Homes – what to learn about them?
New Year’s resolutions are not just for people, they are for a lot of things and for homes, and they are a must. Everybody loves to have a home and they love owning things. Among the many things, owning a home is a really brilliant thing to do as it relieves one of the stress of loans and rent. Yet, a lot of people owning them do not treat them nicely.
Regardless of whether residents own an apartment, a condo unit from a complex of Toronto condos, a suburban home, a row house, a loft or a mansion, here are some new year’s resolutions they should follow to make sure their home is the talk of the town:
Being watchful of energy consumption levels
When a person is making a home, one important factor worth considering is the energy consumption pattern. Wise use of energy not only improves the bill but also contributes to a healthier environment.
Any homeowner can reduce their home’s energy consumption through the usage of energy-saving lamps and LED bulbs over traditional light bulbs. Power strips can help reduce the energy wasted when some devices are turned off.
Moreover, residents can ensure the appliances they purchase are energy efficient. They can also purchase a smart thermostat if they don‘t feel like checking it all the time.
If residents do not wish to spend a hefty amount especially for one particular device for efficient usage of energy, they can turn off devices like lights, fans and air conditioners when they are not in use. This indeed helps in energy conservation.
Investing in home protection and renovations
A home is a large investment, make no mistake. Those who make one have put a lot of thought into making it comfortable, luxurious and beautiful for them and their family. They also must take good care of it and ensure everything is the way it should be.
However, in the case of either an electrical surge or a gas leak, residents might feel helpless. The former may result in loss of valuable electrical appliances and electronics, of which some are quite essential. What’s worse is the trauma that comes with it.
Additionally, the cost of repairing electronic appliances & equipment along with purchasing new equipment is quite high. Furthermore, the trauma coming from the power surge is hard to bear as it can have quite an impact on anyone’s mental health.
Residents need to be extremely careful when they are constructing a smart home. Smart home appliances are more susceptible to getting overturned and affected by a power surge. This can lead to them getting damaged permanently. Power surge plans and protectors ensure that smart home owners are safe from the cost of protecting their home in case of an accident.
Security is of utmost importance
For everyone, a home is a safe haven. When they come back from work, from school, university or any other place, they should feel safe in it. When people plan a vacation, go on it and find the house empty, they will feel the trauma and sadness of a burglary. The police will help but keeping a home secure is of paramount importance.
Residents must always feel safe and free of stress, whether their children are home alone, whether everyone is out of the house or whether they left their pet there. Safety is the biggest concern in such circumstances.
Everyone’s family, pets and valuables are precious and more important than anything. For anyone, creating a lifestyle which is comfortable and luxurious takes a lot of time, money, energy and effort.
Therefore, safety should always be a top priority when considering the various specifications a home has. Residents must always be abreast of the latest technological advances keeping their homes secure and their lives stress-free.
Keeping the air in all rooms clean
Breathing clean and fresh air is an important part of a healthy life. This is among the most important lessons the previous year has taught everyone. If the air around is contaminated with bacteria, viruses or any other harmful things then it can adversely affect human health.
Thus, it is fundamental for everyone to breathe clean and uncontaminated air. This can be done in various ways, especially through having plants indoors, having well-ventilated rooms, ensuring all windows and vents are properly cleaned, carpets being vacuumed either timely or daily along with checking for regular cleaning and replacement of the HVAC filters.
Keeping the home neat, clean and tidy
Having a tidy home should be on everyone’s list of New Year’s Resolutions. Everyone is usually careless when it comes to organizing their homes all-round the year and they are quite hesitant to face the task. Why? Because this kind of task is difficult and boring.
It is a fact that whatever needs to be done immediately should be done so without any hesitation and any delay. Those who wish to keep their home fresh and clean, it is also imperative that they keep it organized.
A lot of residents might have a pile of clothing they don’t want to wear, the kitchen needs refurbishing, or the house needs fumigation because it has not been done so in some time.
If residents wish to do the fumigation themselves, they should ensure their family members help them. This can help make healthy habits and strengthen parent-child bond with ease.
Experts in real estate, home improvement and construction are hopeful that these resolutions for New Year are beneficial for most households. They can help them save money, energy and efforts, protect them from harmful substances and keep their home clean.
For them to work, residents must always be sure to include these tips in their New Year’s resolutions. Apart from what they have for their own selves, they should always be on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary in their homes.
Residents must always be sure to have these tips in their new year’s resolutions for their homes. Each New Year is a great opportunity for everyone to achieve their goals, dreams and make each thing count. This is why having goals is quite important.
We wish everyone, the very best, for the year of 2022 and beyond.