It’s crazy to think that we are reaching the end of another year. Has 2016 been a good year for you? If not, hopefully, 2017 will be your year! As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to get things in order. After all, winter provides an excellent opportunity to get things sorted so that everything is in place for next year. That way, we can have the best year yet! Therefore, here are some top things families need to sort now so that they are ready for the new year!
Book your next family holiday
One thing you should do now is start looking online for holidays. As you will know, holidays are best to be booked well in advance if you are hoping for a good deal. And with everyone busy with their Christmas shopping, it’s an excellent time to start looking for holidays. After all, soon as the new year hits, everyone will be going online trying to find the best deals for their holiday. And your family might miss out on a bargain that is online now for your 2017 break. Therefore, it’s time to get online and hunt down a good location for your family. You can find advice on sites like cntraveller.com/ so you choose a great destination. And remember to compare flights before you book. If you are open to dates, you might find a ticket for a much cheaper rate just a few days later. Holidays are a great way for families to bond and spend quality time together!
Take your family car for a service
If you want to keep your vehicle in check for the next 12 months, it’s time for you to check it over. Have a look at the engine and top up the oil. Also, use a pressure gauge to check over the tires, so that your family is not going to get stuck on the highway anytime soon! And if you want a more thorough check, you should send it to a professional to get it checked over. After all, there may be issues that might end up costing you a fortune if you leave them till its annual service!
Get your furnace checked over
A lot of people forget to check their furnace, but it’s an excellent time to make sure it’s working efficiently. After all, time can take its toll on the unit. For one thing, if you have dirty filters, it won’t work as well. In fact, it might be costing your family a small fortune. As this article says, change them monthly during the heating season so that it works efficiently! Also, you might want to arrange for a company to maintain the furnace at this time of the year. They will remove any dust and debris and will check for any faulty parts. As you can find out from Advantage Air, having your heating checked will ensure your home stays warm during the next season and beyond. And make sure your air con is in good working order too. That way, you can turn it on without any trouble next year!
Sow some grass seed
If you are hoping to use your garden in the new year, it’s time to do some work to it now. One thing you should do is you should sow some grass seed. By doing this, you will give it a boost for its spring growth. As this feature reveals, broadcasting grass seed gives it chance to anchor in the soil before germinating. That way, you will have a healthy lawn by the time you are ready to start planting next year! And remember to cover all your garden furniture. That way, it will stay protected till you are ready to use it in the spring!
Sort out your kitchen
With long winter days, your family will be spending a lot of time in your home. Therefore, it’s time to put the days to use and get renovating. That way, your house will look perfect during 2017. One place which could do with some work is the kitchen. Obviously, significant changes will cost you a small fortune. But there are some inexpensive changes you can do to give it a new look. One thing is you could repaint your cabinets, so they look fantastic. And you could also give your appliances a good clean so that they look beautiful in your kitchen! And replace any which are well past their sell-by date!
Give the house a good clean
Looking after our home tends to go to pot during the winter months. After all, we are so busy arranging Thanksgiving and Christmas that cleaning goes to the back of our mind. But unless you fancy spending ages getting your home tidy next year, it’s time to do some decluttering now. That way, your home will look fantastic by the time the spring months arrive! And you won’t end up having to spend ages doing a thorough spring clean! Designate a room for each family member and get cleaning!
Repaint the walls
During the year, it’s easy for knocks and scratches to occur. Unfortunately, your walls take the brunt off this, and it’s easy for the paint to end up needing touching up. Therefore, to ensure your home looks fantastic next year, you should give the walls a touch up with some paint. It will hide any marks and will ensure your home looks great. You could even repaint the rooms in a different color if you think it needs a boost! Make it a family activity so that everyone has some fun painting.
Check your bank account
When was the last time you checked your bank account? For some people, they can’t remember when they last did it! But not keeping on top of your bank account could see your family getting into debt! Therefore, print out your statements from the previous 12 months and have a good look at what’s been going out. You might be able to pinpoint where you could save money next year!
A lot of people start hunting for somewhere new to live in the winter months. Therefore, now is the best time to think about putting your house up for sale if you want a new start for your family!