While almost everyone has already decided on a New Year’s resolution and have begun the steps to completing it. But if you’re anything like us, you’ve been dragging your feet, perhaps even avoiding the issue. We understand.

We also want to help. Every week we bring you great tips and tricks on how to keep your home clean, fun, and safe. Let’s take a look at just a few of these, and see if they don’t inspire you to finally make that resolution. Not only will you know what to do, but you’ll have all the info you need on how to do it right there in front of you!

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Clean Up

As far as home-related resolutions go, we would guess “cleaning up” is the most popular. No one likes living in a place that’s dirty and smelly. Check out our article on the germiest places in your house, and how to get them clean as a whistle.

Look Better, Feel Better

One of the easiest ways to give your curb appeal a boost is some exterior lighting. Whether it’s highlighting your home’s facade or lighting a walkway, a little bit makes a huge impression. But what if your scared of the impression it will make on your electric bill? Take a look at our article on green alternatives for exterior lighting.

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Clear Those Gutters

No one likes to do it, but cleaning out the gutters is vitally important. It’s not just about making sure your home looks nice; clogged-up gutters can cause uneven rainfall to damage your roof, or can pose as a fire hazard when the weather is dry. Lucky for you, we have an in-depth how-to on cleaning the gutters to help you through the process.

Help Out a Friend

We have no better friends in the world than our dogs. Doesn’t it only make sense that we give them a nice place to live? Using our guide on building a doghouse, your furry friend can enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about those notorious Houston downpours. Even better: the process of building it is a great way to bond with the kids and teach them some woodwork!

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Work Out(side)

We’re sure all of us would like to see a bit more life in our front yard. If you’re like us though, the prospect of dropping your New Year’s resolution midyear has you scared that your new plants might die. Using our guide to native Texas plants, you can add some color to your yard with some plants that stand a bit more of a chance against the elements should you take the occasional day (or week, or…) off.

All of us at Chesmar Homes wish you the best of luck in 2015. Hopefully with the help of our articles, you can find a few ways to improve your home, and maybe even your life! If you want to make a big step in your life, consider visiting one of our model homes to see how a Chesmar Home could make this your best year yet! Be sure to follow us on Facebook for more articles like these every week, plus news on what’s happening around Houston, and a little bit of fun!

Learn More:

Learn a bit about the history of New Year’s resolutions.

Contact us to schedule a walkthrough of one of our model homes.

Starting to feel weak? Learn ways to help keep your New Year’s resolution.