You want to make your home the best it can be and what better way to do this than by coming up with some achievable goals for yourself for 2023? Setting realistic objectives will help you stay motivated and organized when it comes to house projects and maintenance.
Here are some great starting points:
Get rid of things you haven’t used
A good rule of thumb is, if you last used it a year ago, recycle, donate, or consign it. Some items, like sunscreen, lose their effectiveness over time, so it’s best to toss it and buy new when you need it. When it comes to items like manuals, keep the ones that are to things that you use (like your motorized window treatments) and keep them in one place, like a folder. The ones to items that you no longer have can be tossed.
Update your window treatments
If you want to upgrade any of your window treatments this year, you have many options to choose from. The possibilities are endless, from curtains and blinds to shutters and shades!
Come to the Showroom at Victor Shade if you need help figuring out where to start. You can interact with full-size products and browse different colors, textures, and technology to choose the best for your home. No appointment is necessary, and we will always have someone to help you shop.
Be more energy efficient
With rising utility costs, making your home more energy efficient is more important than ever. This means keeping air ducts clean, replacing old windows, planting shade trees, and more. Energy-efficient window treatments are also available, like honeycomb shades.
Honeycomb shades are considered the most energy-efficient shade available, as the honeycomb design can reduce energy loss through your windows by up to 40%.
Make it child- and pet-friendly
Is your home safe for children and pets? Traditional pull cords on window treatments are dangerous and are no longer recommended or installed at Victor Shade. These cords can get wrapped around the throats of children and pets, resulting in serious injury or death. Instead, choose a cordless lift system or install a cord keeper if you have pull cords.
In addition to safe window treatments, child- and pet-proof your home by keeping cabinets and drawers locked, furniture secured to the wall, and the toilet lid closed.