Happy New Year to all our clients!
With 2017 a distant memory and 2018 getting into full swing, we’re able to reminisce over the past year. 2017 was a memorable time for floorplansUsketch, having spent a great part of the year building our new 3-storey office, as well as expanding our fantastic Sri Lankan team. We’re grateful to all our clients for your repeat business over the past year and we are looking forward to a busy, prosperous 2018 for everyone.
As we start the new year, now is the time to beat the winter blues! With that in mind, we’ve come up with five simple ideas for how you can start 2018 with a fresh home and clear head, allowing you to feel revitalised and motivated for the forthcoming year.
Keeping items for a rainy day is all well and good, but before long you may find that you’ve hoarded a number of unnecessary things from the past. In order to declutter, start the housework with only a small section of your home at a time and it will make the cleanse seem like less of a menial task. Don’t forget to check under the beds, where we tend to put all the items which we thought we would ‘definitely’ need eventually, but haven’t touched in months.
Once you’ve removed the clutter from your home, it gives you the space needed for a deep clean. Now is a great time to dust in all those hard to get to, easy to forget places, such as behind the bed and wardrobes. We promise, although it may seem an arduous task, once this deep clean is complete you will feel rejuvenated and ready to take on anything.
Reposition Furniture for a Quick and Easy Makeover
Although moving home is not on the cards for everyone this year, it is great to spruce up your home with a quick, easy makeover. Some people choose to change the colour scheme of their home and re-decorate, others simply reposition furniture within a room. Simple changes can transform your opinion on your home.
Treat Yourself in the Winter Sales
You might be exhausted from shopping before Christmas, but the Spring is the perfect time to treat yourself to some new home purchases. Many shops offer generous discounts on kitchen appliances and furniture, so it’s the perfect excuse to use your Christmas gift-cards to purchase something new for your home. Although it’s tempting to buy numerous new outfits to fill out your recently decluttered wardrobe, our favourite must-have winter purchase is new bedding or throws. Choosing simple accessories can change the look of a room without breaking the bank. Another bedroom purchase which is essential to consider is your mattress. It is recommended that you replace your mattress every 5-10 years, and with the sales on, now is the time to take advantage.
Set Property Goals
It’s a great idea to set yourself a few realistic property goals for 2018. Did you have your heart set on rejuvenating your garden or renovating your loft? Research suggests that you’re more likely to stick to a few goals rather than trying to change everything at once, so choose those that are not only attainable financially, but can be reasonably achieved with the time and resources available. Once you’ve set these goals, note them down, put them somewhere you will see them often (such as the fridge) and set dates for when you would like each goal achieved. You will find that setting dates will help you plan towards these goals and that new prospect won’t seem like so much of a dream after all.
Now that you are aware of our property refresh tips, keeping your home spotless and rejuvenated for the new year should be a simple task. If, however, you are looking to bite the bullet and move to pastures new, here at floorplansUsketch we deliver a quality, cost effective floor plan drawing and property photography enhancing service to estate agents, property professionals and private individuals around the world.