Whether you plan to stay in your home for another year or put it on the market soon to sell, the winter is actually a great time to do home maintenance projects and chores that people tend to delay. For instance, do you look at the caulk around the tub/shower when cleaning? Plan a weekend day and make yourself a to-list. Taking an extra hour while cleaning bathrooms to remove the caulk, clean thoroughly, then apply fresh caulk will make a huge difference in appearance. De-cluttering is also a chore that must be done prior to listing for sale but can be refreshing if you plan to stay. Cleaning out closets and drawers, getting rid of old clothes and any items never used, and organizing shelves can free up space and make your home feel larger and cleaner. Painting is also an easy project that can give a whole new look to a space and it is really an inexpensive project that can make the biggest change. Not only does it give a clean, fresh look but colors can update a room and even change the entire feel for function. If you do plan to sell soon, choosing paint colors that are neutral but give warmth are best, such as light tans, warm greys, or even shades of blue. While it can be fun to add vibrant colors, you would need to neutralize if you decide to sell later. None of these projects take a bunch of money or time, making these tasks top of the list to accomplish this winter!