More than 15% of the new year has already vanished. At this point, there are still some people that are yet holding on to their resolutions. By now, the journey should be easing up. They say that it only takes 7-14 days to create a habit and you’ve been given 60. Regardless of the amount of time, it can still be a battle for some. When it comes to a new year, we like to focus on renewing ourselves. The biggest category in this scenario is our health. Some may want to be a little stronger and others may want to be a little lighter. Others may want to change their occupation. If you are married, your desire could be to enhance your household and your home. A single person may just be focused on discovering a new love.
Even if you are single, you could be on the market for a new home as well. A lot of single people, male and female, like to have their own when they go into a relationship. Sometimes, it can make the transition a lot easier as you go into a serious relationship. When you hear the sound of wedding bells, at least one of you could have a mortgage. This eliminates the stress of searching for that first home and it doesn’t have to be permanent. If you both have a mortgage, it could also be beneficial. For one, you have options of where you decide to live. Second, one of the homes could be sold or rented out. This could easily add an unexpected source of income to the household. So instead of coming together and bringing two incomes to one household, you could have three!
Here are some additional resolutions that could easily improve you in 2016.
Investing in collecting rainwater
Even if you have never heard of anyone collecting rainwater before, this is a big inexpensive investment that could put more money back in your pocket. You know of people that collect recyclable items (plastic, paper, etc.) to help improve the environment. What about improving the environment by limiting the amount of water that you use and lowering your utility bill?
By having your very own rain barrel, you minimize the amount of moisture that is around the foundation of your home. You will also minimize the amount of runoff pollution. In return, the water could be used for general activities such as washing your car or even washing your dog. Rainwater is naturally sodium-free, so you don’t have to worry about it causing any long-term damage that you could get from your home’s faucet. Although the activity is very beneficial, it is necessary to contact local law offices and find out if there are any restrictions on collecting rainwater.
Generating your own green thumb
You have perfect timing, because we are fast approaching spring time. And, do you know what’s popular around spring time? Gardening! This is a great incentive, because you can save money, get some exercise, learn a new skill, and eat a lot healthier. There is nothing that can top eating food that is grown fresh out of your own garden.
Whenever you decide to go into gardening, it is important to have your necessities: a very good soil mix, a powerful weed eater, and organic seeds. These are great investments for starters. Believe it or not, the type of soil that you use does matter. Not all soils are made equal. And, a huge pet peeve for gardeners is the annoying weeds that always seem to find their way into your beautiful garden. You want a weed eater that provides a clean cut, while not bringing any harm to your garden. With organic seeds, the healthier the better. This is a huge investment and you want the best, because your plants can reproduce for a lifetime.