Thursday December 26, 2013
Each year many people make New Year’s Resolutions that don’t make it far into the New Year. But 2014 is the year to make New Year’s Resolutions you won’t drop the ball on. Check out these 5 resolutions every new home in Desoto Summer Meadow homeowner can stick with.
Deep Clean – Don’t wait until springtime to clean. Give your home a thorough cleaning to start the year off right. Do this on weekly or monthly basis to keep your home clean, organized and clutter free as the year progresses.
Safety First – The new year is a great time to focus on the safety of your family. Make an emergency escape plan, have a portable and waterproof safety kit, revise your emergency numbers list and test your smoke and carbon dioxide alarms to ensure they’re working properly. In addition to taking home safety measures, practice Internet safety by changing your passwords to protect your online identity.
Make Extra Mortgage Payments – Take a look at your finances to see if you can afford to make extra payments on your mortgage. You’ll be able to put a dent into what you owe and help pay off your mortgage earlier by paying a little more now.
Shop Locally – Stimulate Desoto’s economy and support your local merchants by shopping locally. Small Business Saturday’s are great for checking out a farmer’s market, vintage shop or boutique to find great bargains and neat finds to decorate your Desoto new home or fill the fridge or freezer.
Energy Efficient Lifestyle – Strive toward an energy efficient lifestyle in 2014 to save money and conserve energy. This can be achieved by using power strips, unplugging appliances not in use, turning off lights when you leave a room, washing clothes and dishes on a full load, replacing old bulbs with energy-efficient light bulbs like LED’s and drinking less bottled water.