Monthly Archives: December 2017

Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Count

It is hard to imagine anyone who doesn’t want to shed some extra pounds. That is always a good New Year’s resolution priority. It is also why you’ll find all the local gyms full up in January. The key to a successful New Year’s resolution is to find a way to make them stick. Here are some suggestions on how to make your New Year’s resolutions count:

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Let Go of Grudges

Who do you have a grudge against? A neighbor? Family member? Coworker? Why not start the New Year with a clean slate? Just let the grudge go. Does it really matter in the grand scheme of things? You don’t even have to tell the target of your grudge that you’ve let it go. Just start treating them as you did before. You’ll feel a lot better.

Adopt a Pet

If you’re looking for a way to bring more smiles into your life, then adopting a pet is a good way to go. Yes, there is a lot of responsibility associated with owning a pet. You’re in charge of their feeding and care. But in return, you’ll get getting some unconditional love. With a dog, you’ll also be getting the perfect workout partner. What dog doesn’t like to go for a walk?

Travel More

Not every trip has to be a cruise around the world. You can take a few weekend getaway road trips throughout the year. There is plenty of Texas you’ve probably haven’t seen. What about Martha or San Antonio? Many options to explore.

Get More Organized

How much of each day is spent looking for something around the house? Whether it is keys or something to wear, we can waste a lot of time looking for things because we’re not organized. It is actually very easy to get organized. First, find a home for everything. Second, put everything in its place. The same amount of effort it takes to toss your keys on a counter can be used to put them on a key hook by the front door. Lost key problem solved.

As you find a place for everything, you might discover there are things you can live without. It could be a bunch of outfits from the closet or a sofa from the spare room. When you need to get rid of stuff that can’t be tossed in the trash it is time to bring in Junk King Fort Worth. It will only take one appointment with these junk haulers to clear you home of all kinds of unwanted clutter. If living in a junk free home is on your New Year’s resolutions list, then a call to Junk King Fort Worth can make it happen.

Tips To Help Improve Your Home Appraisal

You probably have a general idea of what your home is worth but it is not an official value until it has been certified by a professional appraiser. A home appraisal is not the same as an inspection. It isn’t a “deep dive” for your home. Instead, it covers a lot of cosmetic appeal and obvious benefits like number of rooms. There are some things you can do to help improve your home appraisal. Here’s what you can do:

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Document Your Improvements

Whatever improvements you’ve made to your home should be documented. If you replaced a roof, water heater or deck, then you should show the appraiser proof in the form of invoices or copies of contracts. Even something that has been replaced within ten years would count as an improvement.

Talk Up the Neighborhood

The changes in your neighborhood should also be pointed out to the appraiser. They might not be familiar with the community and should now about any new restaurants, schools or shops. Even being close to churches and freeway access can add value to your home.

Spruce Up the Curb Appeal

First impressions matter to a home appraiser and that starts at the curb. Make sure your lawn is well kept along with any trees and shrubbery. If you can bring in some free flowers, then add that color.

Get Rid of the Junk

Part of sprucing up the curb appeal can included getting rid of junk or rubbish that is being kept on the property. This might call for some professional help in the form of Junk King Fort Worth. They’ll set up a junk removal session that can clear your front and back yard of any debris. That includes the stuff dumped there by Mother Nature or things you’ve collected over the years.

That work can also include clearing out unwanted clutter from the inside of your home as well. It is especially important to clear out the garage and closets of stuff you no longer need or use. Create as much open space as you can in those areas. Junk King Fort Worth can help you get ready for an improved home appraisal.