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New Year's Resolutions come and go without much thought, but here are the ones you definitely want to see to the end. Finish these home improvement projects this year.

How are those New Year's resolutions working for you? Whether it's losing weight, working out more, reading War and Peace, or tackling some of those home projects you've been putting off, you might do well to revisit that list of resolutions, and if you haven't already, focus on making them come true.

Maybe the resolutions you made for that new house you chose from Vacaville homes for sale were just too ambitious. Maybe you were too busy during the post-Christmas madness to start tackling home-centered projects. The good thing is, it's never too late to get started. Let's have a look at some of the oh-so-doable resolutions our real estate agents have gathered together. Finish them this year — you'll be glad you did.

Resolutions to Revisit

  1. Boost your curb appeal.
    Start with the outdoors, and work your way inside. Let's begin with curb appeal. Whether you're planning on selling your home or your just want to give your property a little boost, improving curb appeal doesn't have to be hard or expensive. You can either hire it done or do it yourself — but focus first on getting rid of weeds, last year's dried plant stalks, damaged limbs from storms, weeds, leaves, or any other residue in the yard. Edge and mow the lawn. Plant some pansies in the gardens and along borders to add some cheer. (Pansies can endure the low temperatures we're still experiencing but be prepared to cover them up if it's too chilly at night.) Cast a critical eye at the front porch. Clean it up, add some container plants you can take inside when it turns cold. Paint the door and get a couple of nice porch chairs.

  2. Check your foundation.
    If you suspect foundation problems, you might want to call an expert. Otherwise, walk around your foundation and check for cracks or crumbling. You may be able to caulk small cracks to keep vermin out, but for larger cracks, get professional help.

  3. Clean out your junk drawer.
    Do you have one — or more — junk drawers that are all too full of random stuff? Take time to go through them, throwing away what's not needed, or organizing it in bins or containers. If the room is junky as well, extend your efforts.

  4. Clean those neglected areas of the home.
    You know where they are — those out-of-the-way places that don't get cleaned often. That includes the refrigerator coils, the crack between the stove and the counter, and the dryer vents. There are also vents for the A/C, the showerheads, and the dishwasher. Clean them all.

  5. Inspect the fire and carbon monoxide monitors.
    Fire and carbon monoxide monitors can save lives, but only if they are working in good order. Check batteries and replace as needed, or make sure the wires that connect monitors to the home/s electricity are connected and that the wires aren't frayed.

  6. Air seal your home.
    This task can save you money and increase your home's efficiency. Go along baseboards, under doors, around door and window frames, and check for drafts. Using caulk, insulation, and weatherstripping, fill up any cracks that are allowing drafts into the home. This will keep conditioned air inside the home and unconditioned air out.

  7. Start a green regimen going in your home.
    Create a composting bed and start composting vegetable, fruit, and garden clippings to make soil for the garden. Replace incandescent bulbs with LEDs. Install a clothesline and hang your clothes out to dry.

Need more tips on turning your resolutions into real home improvements? Contact us today.

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