THE Gail Spada TEAM’s
Top 10 New Year Resolutions for Your Florida Home – Part 2

WELCOME BACK for the second half of our Top 10 New Year Resolutions for 2020 for Your Florida Home:

6. Volunteer (support your community)

In a world that often seems topsy-turvy, a little goodwill goes a long way. Consider volunteering your time and energy to help others and at the same time help promote safety and preserve the value of your neighborhood. Have you ever considered volunteering your time at your local Humane Society or how about a neighborhood watch program?

7. Drink Less (curtail your home water use)

The average family uses more than 300 gallons of water each day, with roughly 70% of this occurring indoors! Making a few simple changes can help lower your costs as well as helping to preserve our valuable resource. Low-flow showerheads include technology that reduces the amount of flow yet keeps pressure up. Installation is an easy DIY job that takes only minutes. High-efficiency toilets use compressed air and electric water pumps to flush with less than 1 gallon of water vs. older models that require up to 8 gallons.

8. Spend More Time with Family (share home improvement projects)

Spending quality time with your family takes quality planning – but it’s worth the effort. Rally your family around these fun-to-do projects to make every minute count:

  • Plant a tree that will become a new member of your family. Have your kids name it and encourage them to help care for it over the years.
  • Assemble a home-emergency preparedness kit. Make a game of it by having a scavenger hunt to gather all the necessary supplies, such as flashlights, batteries, duct tape, etc. It’s a creative way to help teach children about what to do in an emergency.

9. Get Fit (exercise your DIY skills)

Routine home maintenance is a double win – you’ll burn calories while keeping your house in tip-top shape.

  • Washing windows: 200-300 calories per hour
  • Cleaning rain gutters: 350-450 calories per hour
  • Installing ceramic tile: 250-350 calories per hour
  • Exterior house painting: 350-450 calories per hour
  • Mowing the lawn: 250-350 calories per hour
  • Pulling weeds and planting flowers: 200-400 calories per hour
  • Raking and bagging leaves: 350-450 calories per hour

10. Be Less Stressed (use maintenance-free materials)

If you want less to worry about, install low-maintenance materials and products designed for durability and long, trouble-free service.

  • Many LED bulbs have a rated life of up to 50,000 hours!
  • Classic ceramic tile comes in many colors and textures and is incredibly tough, stain-resistant and impervious to moisture. You can count on ceramic tile’s good looks to last for decades on floors and walls without needing repair or replacement.


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Until then… it’s all about YOU!

About Gail Spada

Gail Spada’s real estate career began in 1990 and it didn’t take long for Gail to discover her love for the industry. In 2001, she began her real estate sales profession with Century 21 Alliance Realty in Spring Hill, FL. Gail has worked diligently to stay on top of her game. She is a Florida Licensed REALTOR® and has earned the following designations/certifications to include: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), ePRO (Internet Savvy Real Estate Specialist), AHWD (At Home With Diversity – One American) and SFR. It is that well-rounded training and experience, coupled with her intimate knowledge of the Hernando County real estate market, that enables Gail to deliver results to her customers.