Am I the only person who thinks that making resolutions in the new year is a complete waste of time? By that, I don’t mean that resolutions per se are the issue, just that January is the wrong time to be making them. Think about it, it is cold, dark, we have that feeling of malaise that comes straight after the fun and excitement of Christmas, and then we expect that we will be able to comply with our new, self-inflicted rules that make us try to give up alcohol, chocolate, cigarettes, or try to help us get fit by joining a gym or starting a new exercise regime. No wonder so many of us give up within a couple of weeks!

I think Spring is a much better time to try to start some new regimes and basically get our life and home in order. The sun is shining, the days are longer, and we are in a much better frame of mind than we were when we had just finished with turkey and tinsel. If you are looking to turn your so-so life into a wonderful life, then now is just the right time to make a start.

Home improvements, particularly those on a grander scale, are much better when started in the Summer. Think about it – you want a room painted, but will need the windows open to help with drying – do you really want to do this in January? I can ask a similar question about pretty much any building work, and it certainly applies if your building work is outside. If you want to improve the structural look of your home, the internet is a great source to help you find the skilled people you need, to be able to read recent testimonials, and look around for the most competitive prices.

Home improvements do not have mean large jobs though, Spring is also the perfect time to sort the garden so you will be able to enjoy the sunshine in a beautiful, blooming environment. Gardening doesn’t have to cost a fortune these days, Poundland is a treasure trove of planters and garden accessories that are both useful and attractive and will certainly improve the look of your garden for a very…

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