January, a time of new beginnings and the launch pad for making those important changes in life. No, we’re not talking about resolutions that typically drift away as the weeks go by. We are talking about putting some serious time and effort into your property to rent in Aberdeen.
There are many things that you can do but here at PMC we have put together 4 tips to get you started this January.
- De-clutter your life
Nothing drives us more crazy than clutter, the continual saga of moving our stuff from one inconvenient location to another. The home never quite feels tidy and when you think about it, the stuff your moving around is not getting used much…if at all.
Therefore, take some time to really think about what you have and see if you really need it. The one-year rule is a big help; if you haven’t used it in a year, chuck it. This doesn’t apply to everything but it will help move a significant percentage of clutter.
- Schedule Weekly Cleaning
Easy said than done but regular daily and weekly cleaning is the best way to keep on top of household chores. The benefit of a schedule is you are less likely to go easy on yourself and just leave it for tomorrow.
Try to make sure that you wash up you dishes and give everything a quick tidy and have a proper weekly clean. The result of this will mean that you home will be tidier in general, you won’t be embarrassed by unannounced guests and you won’t be spending your entire weekend catching up.
- Check for Safety
Your home is beautiful, clutter free and now clean but is safe? Checking your smoke/carbon monoxide alarms is important to do on a regular basis and it would be advantageous to make sure that every room in the house has both a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. These alarms can be relatively inexpensive to purchase and can save your life.
- Reduce your Bills
December & January can be a tough time financially and one way to help save the pennies is to reduce your utility bills. Turning the lights off when you leave the room and purchasing energy saving light bulbs will save you money on your electricity bill.
Many of the properties to rent in Aberdeen are older buildings with high ceilings and granite walls. These are very solid structures and high ceilings are great but heating them can be expensive. Reducing your heating bill can be done by using draught excluders to stop the warmth from escaping under your door and if you want to go a step further; you could reduce the temperature in the house and put on a jumper.
If you remember we ran a competition during December for a chance to win a £100 Amazon Gift Card, we would like to announce that there is a winner named below. Congratulations David! Enjoy!
Winner of £100 Amazon Gift Card – David Beedles