5 ‘Must-Do’ Projects this Year!

Whether it’s the first of January of the middle of the year, there is still time for some DIY projects that will help prepare and transform your home for the rest of the year. Let’s take a look at some of them.

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Start with energy-efficiency

There is no better way to kick off your home improvement journey with an energy savings project. Identify some of the fixtures you have in your house that consume a lot of energy. Replace them with fixtures that are more energy-efficient. When it comes to your habits, make sure you unplug some of your major appliances if you are going away. Keeping them plugged also consumes energy, regardless of how minimal it may seem. Most Beverly Hills real estate have energy-efficient accommodations.

Store those decors

With Christmas still several months away, you should consider packing those holiday decor. Yes, you can simply buy those bins and containers from your friendly hardware store. But if you want to be more practical, you can create your own DIY storage.

Get a piece of cardboard with slots on both ends. Not only are they cheap, but they are also perfect for securing string lights. Use those 6-ounce plastic party cups that you have been collecting dust for the longest time. They work well as individual holders for some of your fragile ornaments. Do you have a tree inside your property? Try taking it to the “tree-cycling” center. There, it will be chipped and repurposed.

Prepare ahead of the snow

Winter is still several months away and the best time to prepare for snowfall is right now. Make sure that all of your snow tools are good to go. These include your snow blowers, snow shovels, salt, or sand.

You should also consider doing some maintenance tasks on your vehicle. Check the belts if they are cracked or frayed. Tighten all the bolts and screws. Make sure the drive and chassis are lubricated. Don’t forget to do some oil change. Lastly, be mindful of the possibility of icicles forming along the eaves. This happens once the snow starts to melt.

Pay attention to your countertop

Clean your countertop as often as you can. All you need are a sponge or soft cloth plus some mild detergent mixed with water. Whenever you chop or slice food using sharp knives, be careful not to damage the countertop. If you happen to have a countertop that’s made of granite or marble, you need to use a good sealer to keep it from staining. If you are in the market looking for Beverly Hills homes for sale contact a trusted real estate agent.



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