4 Fairbanks Home Habits to Leave Behind in 2013

If we’re being honest with ourselves, we all have a few bad habits that we’d like to improve upon. Whether it’s eating healthier, getting more exercise, or being more diligent about saving up to buy a home in Fairbanks, the New Year presents us with the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button and make some positive changes in our lives. Along with the personal and professional tweaks you’ll resolve to make this year, your home could use your attention, too. As we flip our calendars to January 1st, here are a few Fairbanks home habits to leave behind in 2013.

Collecting needless clutter
Getting organized is one of the best and most cost effective ways to feel better about your home. Now is the time to go through each room and take inventory everything you acquired in 2013, and only keep things that raise your energy level and make you feel good. The easiest way to do this is to divide your belongings into three piles: keep, donate, and throw away.

Wasting electricity
Resolve to make 2014 the year that you implement those energy-efficient upgrades you’ve been dreaming about. Install compact fluorescent light bulbs and low-flow showerheads, turn off your power strips when not in use, and switch off the lights when you leave a room.

Racking up sky-high heating bills
If you’re not familiar with Alaskan winters, you’ll soon find out how cold it gets when you buy a home in Fairbanks. Therefore, you’ll need to take all necessary steps to insure you’re keeping warm air inside and cold air outside. From reversing your ceiling fans to preventing drafts at the source, we invite you to explore the Madden Real Estate blog and browse our helpful tips for keeping your Fairbanks home warm this winter.

Leaving home projects unfinished
Life gets busy over the holidays, making it far too easy to abandon home maintenance projects. Resolve to finish up any lingering tasks on your 2013 to-do list, and complete at least one new home project every month in 2014. From fixing a leaky faucet to repairing broken bathroom tiles, you’ll feel great when you’ve accomplished even the smallest of tasks.

As the holiday season wraps up and you start focusing your attention on yourself, consider the positive changes you could make when it comes to maintaining your Fairbanks home. After all, buying a home in Fairbanks is likely one of the biggest investments you’ll make during your lifetime. Therefore, in 2014 and beyond, resolve to give your home, your pocketbook, and the environment a little bit of TLC. On a related note, if buying a home in Fairbanks is on your list of to-dos for the upcoming year, please get in touch with us. The professionals at Madden Real Estate would be more than happy to stand by your side and help you navigate the Alaskan real estate market.

Wes Madden, CEO/Broker
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000

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