January is a time where people reflect on the previous year; the things they’ve accomplished and the things they didn’t get around to. A time when they set resolutions for the New Year. The same goes for your property. Make a polished property your New Year’s resolution by creating a property maintenance schedule for 2016.
Step 1: What New Year’s resolutions does your property have?
Revisit your to-do list and plan your New Year’s property maintenance resolutions. What still needs to be checked off your to-do list from last year? Which tasks can you do on your own? Which might you need to hire professionals for?
Keep in mind that even though you may be able to do something on your own, it may not be the safest and most efficient method. When dealing with a structure or building code, it’s best to hire a professional to ensure it’s done right.
Step 2: When will your New Year’s resolutions be completed?
Determine when each of your property maintenance tasks can be completed. Split them into seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. At the end of the steps, you will be able to narrow down the "when" more specifically.
Step 3: How much will your New Year’s resolutions cost?
Researching expenses for each of your property maintenance New Year’s resolutions will take time and effort but are necessary for completing your schedule. Knowing the costs involved will help you to fit each task into your schedule and budget accordingly.
Calculate costs for products you’ll need to buy for the projects you’ll be completing yourself. Afterwards, contact local companies for quotes on projects you plan to hire a professional for.
Step 4: Modify your 2016 New Year’s resolution schedule.
Now that you know how much it will cost to complete your projects, move them around to accommodate your budget for 2016. You may need to push some tasks to the following year. You can reuse and modify this schedule each year, making it easier to maintain a pristine property all year long.
Planning exactly what you want to be done when you want it done, and set your budget accordingly means you’re fully prepared for your home projects and property maintenance this coming year. All that’s left to do is wait for your plan to unfold and enjoy the home you've worked hard for.