With 2017 just around the corner everyone is setting New Year’s Resolutions, we decided to compile a list of goals that will help make 2017 a breeze for homeowners!
1.Start the New Year with a Clean Slate!
House cleaning is essential if you are planning any home remodeling projects. We suggest making a list of your upcoming renovations based on priority, and work your way down the list as you do deep-cleaning! Pay special attention to areas that you don’t normally notice or clean, such as under countertops, and top shelves and cabinets that installation crews may have to remove or work around. Deep cleaning also serves as a great preventative, because it allows you to identify structural issues early on that could lead to expensive repairs.
2.Get in the Habit of Donating!
One of the best ways to keep your house in good repair, is by donating old items you don’t need or use regularly. We’ve found that one of the best ways to keep your home in good repair all year long, is by keeping a small box in a closet specifically for items you want to donate, and then scheduling a non-profit organization to come pick-up items each month. You can feel good about making a difference in your community, and keeping your home clean!
3.Schedule Your Preventative Maintenance Now!
When you are a homeowner, you can plan on being caught-of-guard by emergency home issues, but a little routine maintenance can keep emergencies at bay. Routine maintenance may include:
4.Schedule Special Celebrations Ahead!
Birthdays, anniversaries, and holiday parties come around each and every year, don’t make these special moments more difficult than they have to be – create a game plan now, and then when these special occasions arrive, you can spend more time celebrating, and less time stressing!
5.Begin Scheduling Estimates!
If you are planning on getting custom work done on your home in 2017, January is a great time to begin scheduling your estimates or measurements. At Southern Stone, your estimates stay on file in our system until you are ready for installation. In the Spring, home renovations become more popular than ever and it can be difficult to schedule an estimate, which delays your installation! Give us a call today to schedule your free in-home estimate.