5 NY Resolutions Your Home Will Love

Another year, another beginning. Sure, the fresh start may give you just the inspiration to embark on a lengthy renovation, to finally tackle those niggling doubts you’ve had about floor tiles or bathroom fittings. But sometimes you can avoid costly remodels and repairs just by staying on top of an issue in the first place. So here are 5 ways you can keep your household happier and healthier in 2015, without the fuss or the extravagant budget.
 

1. Consider revamping your indoor lighting


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Okay, this first one does require a reasonable sum. However, putting in LED bulbs is still a clever move and has the potential to lower your long-term energy bill and save you hundreds of tedious hours changing light globes. LEDs are designed to last between 20,000 and 50,000 hours, meaning that even if you keep them blasting 24/7 you’ll still get a solid 8 years of use before they conk out.

2. Develop a post-shower cleaning routine

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Deep cleaning a bathroom can be tiring and frustrating work and a lot of it can be avoided if you simply take good care of your shower or bath. Wiping down residue after washing will prevent wear on your tiles and render excessive scrubbing and regrouting unnecessary. Wiping away grime as you see it forming will save you time in the long run. A good-quality, water-saving showerhead will help keep your time in the shower reasonable. 

3. Keep those gutters clean

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Australian households have the worst of both worlds - the bushfire-ridden summers and the deafening-rain winters. In both seasons, leaf litter which builds up in gutters and on roofs has the potential to seriously damage your property. It’s a lot less stressful to do a little maintenance occasionally rather than resort to the traditional biannual panic. A clean roof means a better-looking home, a home with street value, so making it a monthly chore will keep the workload down and keep your house looking trim.

4. Collect all of your gadget manuals

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Find an old shoebox and fill it with every irritating bit of endless paperwork you’ve accumulated over the years of mobile phone plans, new laptops and television accessories. You will save yourself so much searching (and sanity) by merely keeping all of these guides, instructions and manuals in one easily-accessible place.

5. Invest in a sink plug hole strainer

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No matter how hard we try, there’s always a few stray pieces of spaghetti or bits of limp lettuce or soggy cornflakes that try to sneak down the kitchen sink. The time for tolerance is over - and the time for war has begun. A sturdy metal sink strainer will only put you back a few dollars and will save you countless blocked pipe call-outs down the line.



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