Home Improvement Tips for 2021
Now that the chaotic 2020 is finally coming to an end, it’s time to look forward and make 2021 a great year. What’s the best way to ring in a new year? Without a doubt, doing some home improvement will enable you to make a clean break with 2020, no matter how bad this year was for you.
Imagine being able to make your home absolutely perfect. Now that 2021 is right around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity for you to change your home for the better. If you’re looking to do some home improvement for 2021, this article will be a worthwhile read.
Here, we’ll go over some ideas for home improvement, and the best methods to go about executing them. Additionally, we’ll discuss some products that will make your home feel more relaxing and luxurious. By the end of this article, you’ll be excited to get up and start changing your home for the better. Here are some home improvement tips for 2021.
Take on a New Project
No home is exactly perfect. In your home now, for example, there may be a flaw that has been bugging you for years. Maybe the wallpaper in the guest bedroom is hideous, maybe the paint is chipping in the second bathroom, or maybe the countertops could use an update.
There is always something to be done to make your home better, and 2021 is a great opportunity to stop worrying about these problems, and finally do something about it. Now’s the time to really take stock of your home and see what changes you’d like to make.
Make a list of things that need to be fixed or things you would like to change about your home, and rank them relative to their priority. There’s no better way to feel a sense of accomplishment than checking things off your to-do list. Especially when the results of your hard work are on proud display in your home.
2020 was a difficult year for many, and being cooped up at home probably made you realize all of the flaws of your home, no matter how little. Now that 2021 is around the corner, it’s time to make a break with the past and kick the year off on a good note, starting with your home.
Do some Deep Cleaning
Nothing makes you feel more accomplished than deep cleaning your living space, making it feel like it’s brand new again. Deep cleaning isn’t something you should do only when guests are coming over. You should deep clean your home about once a month, but when you’re exhausted after a long day of work, doing so seems like an impossible task.
What you could do if this is the case is schedule some time for yourself to clean your living area. You could make a day of it, or carve out a few hours out of your schedule to get started. That’s the hardest part of deep cleaning, getting started. Once you break past the initial inertia, deep cleaning is very fun.
First, you remove all of the furniture from the room, or as much as you are able to. Try to clear up as much space as possible so that you can focus on cleaning surfaces. Carpets, wooden floors, walls, etc. Clean the house instead of the furniture in the room. Make sure you thoroughly clean any carpets. Don’t just vacuum, use products like steam cleaners, carpet foam or powder to really rid your carpet of all dirt, dander, hair ,dust, dead skin, etc.
If you have a wooden floor, use a mop and some liquid wood cleaner to really scrub all of the impurities out of your wooden floor.
Once you’re done with that, thoroughly wipe down all surfaces like window sills, cabinet tops, countertops, and so on. Then do the same to your furniture. Use a disinfectant wipe for any plastic, metal, or hardwood surfaces. Remove the cases from pillows and cushions, and wash them. Once you’ve done all of this, your room should look and feel brand new.
Go Through Your Junk
When you’re cleaning up, you might notice lots of junk in your house. Take this opportunity to take inventory, and really look through this stuff. You might find some old family relics, or some items you’ve been missing for years. Look through everything in each room you clean, and also take a look in your garage, attic, and basement, if applicable.
Doing this is a great way to find things that you’ve been missing, things you want and most importantly, it’s a way to clear out all of the useless junk in your house. If you have old clothes, unused sports equipment, games that you never play, or anything that has no value to you, it’s time to sell, donate, or throw it away. Doing this will clear up lots of space in your home.
Think About Air Quality
Once every project is completed, every room clean, and all the junk removed from your home, it’s time to start thinking about cleaning what you can’t see: the air you breathe. Having high air is very important for health, and health is something we learned not to take for granted in 2020.
Having pure air quality is the key to reducing your risk of catching airborne illnesses in your home. Anything from the common cold to COVID-19 can be curbed by having a quality HVAC system with a new set of filters installed. Take a look at the HVAC situation in your home, and check if the air filters need to be replaced. If your filters are looking dirty with lots of debris hanging off of them, it’s probably time to change them out.
Get an Air Scrubber
If you want peak air quality for your newly cleaned home, get an air scrubber. This incredible technology not only traps debris and pathogens that float around in the air, it neutralizes them rendering them unable to make you sick. Some types of air scrubbers even work to eliminate COVID-19 particles, according to a December 2020 FDA study.