We’re already a month in to 2016, how are those resolutions holding up? It’s never too late to make some new ones or to introduce some new healthy habits to keep your home clean all year long.

We’ve got a few suggestions to keep your household running smoothly this year:

Tackle the small tasks first
Whether it’s as simple as getting the last few pieces of art hung, or as urgent as making sure the pipes don’t freeze, it’s time to contract a handyman and get around to those easy, but annoying tasks that put you off in 2015.

Lights out for the environment and your wallet
Sounds simple, but people often forget to turn off the lights when leaving a room. Installing vacancy-sensor switches, especially in rooms where people come and go often, will help save on your electricity bill, and let you worry less about energy consumption.

Don’t get snowed in, or snowed on
With our unpredictable weather, don’t break your back shovelling through dense snow or worrying about locking yourself into an expensive snow removal contract this season. Instead, there are some on-demand apps that offer a convenient way to order at-home snow removal, simply paying a one-time fee if, and when needed.


Breathe healthy air when you need it most
With cold weather outdoors, people tend to spend more time indoors during the winter months. The moisture created by chilling temperatures and snow can create mold and mildew build up on your carpets and even your couches. Don’t wait for Spring cleaning, have your carpets professionally cleaned when you need it the most.

Make it safe and sound
Many homeowners don’t realize there are several hazards and risks within the home that should be checked. Fire detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should be inspected regularly, large appliances should be cleaned, and water tank valves should be tested.

Need some help making good on these? We’ll let you in on a little secret: Jiffy can help you find a handyman to help with some fixes around the house, carpet cleaning, snow removal and more! This amazing on-demand app allows you to order specific home services when you need them instead of making your scour the internet trying to find someone to help. We love it because not only does it service the GTA, but it was developed in Toronto! Awesome, right?