Looking for a New Year’s resolution for your condo? Let’s take a moment to review five New Year’s resolutions you can use to improve the quality and care of your Qualicum Woods condo going forward into 2016.
Balcony Use & Care
Apartment and condo owners often ignore their balcony. Don’t let another year go by without taking a look at your balcony. Do any structural work like fixing railing and cracks. Have a professional come over and diagnose any problems that they may see. This will give you a good idea of what needs to change and what may be a problem in the future. Remember, anything you fix now will cost far less than if you let it get worse.
Steam Clean Carpets
Condo carpets are another aspect of condo care that goes ignored. For your New Year’s resolution, consider renting a carpet steam cleaner. A steam cleaner will dig deep in the carpet fibres and suck up dirt and dust that a regular household vacuum cannot reach. This is an especially good idea if you own a condo unit as an investment property and want to give it a quick refresh.
Consider Replacing Appliances
Replacing appliances in a condo can be a huge hassle. Many condos are located above the first floor, making it a real challenge to move appliances in or out. Fortunately when you buy new appliances most vendors will pick up the old appliance. Now is the time to shop for energy-efficient models to save you money on utilities. Added bonus, energy-efficient appliances are better for the environment. If you rent out your condo, brand new appliances will also help attract desirable tenants.
Do you rent your condo out to people? What is the appeal of your condo and how do you market it? Every year expectations change. Make sure you are marketing your condo the right way now and into the future. See what other people are doing, the kind of people they are targeting, and their success. Re-evaluating the appeal of your condo is a great way to get better tenants and even charge more then you were before.
Plan Out Next Year
What are your goals and aspirations for 2016? For example if you hope to travel, there are small changes you can make to your condo that contribute to this goal. For example, switching to LED lightbulbs can save hundreds of dollars yearly, savings that you can put toward your vacation fund. Or if you plan to host a holiday dinner next year, now is the perfect time to shop for decorations at a massive discount.