Empty Nest? Tips for Simplifying & Upgrading Your Home

01 Jul, 2014

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Have the birds left the nest? If you’re planning on staying in your current home rather than downsizing, you may be considering some remodeling or minor updates now that you have the house to yourself! Now is the time to simplify, de-clutter and add those updates you’ve been waiting for. Check out our list of tips to simplify and upgrade your home this summer.

Remove the clutter

It’s time to sort through those old pictures, projects and mementos. Create three piles, and for each item, ask yourself: To store, save or donate? For items you know you will use again or will need in the future, add them to the “store” pile. Put things that you will use or display now (maybe save one of your child’s art projects rather than six of them) in the “save” pile. Lastly, make a pile for items that you will donate, sell, recycle or throw away. A garage sale is a great way to sell items you no longer need. Plus, you’ll be able to make some extra money toward upgrading your home!

Lower your utility bills

With less mouths to feed and laundry to do, you will likely cut down on everyday expenses. To save even more money, consider investing in something that will help you cut down on your utility bills. Washer/dryer need an upgrade? Switch to a high-efficiency, energy efficient model to lower your utility bills. hhgregg offers a large selection of Energy Star qualified appliances – from dishwashers to refrigerators and more – that can save you some money while adding style and convenience to your home.

Upgrade worn items & treat yourself with something new

Has your living room couch seen better days? Have you had your eye on an uber-comfortable mattress? Or, have you have been waiting to get a new tablet or home theater system? If you find you have a little extra spending money now that the kids aren’t living with you, consider treating yourself to something new. You don’t need to completely renovate your house to add touches of luxury – upgrades like these can make your home feel special without breaking the bank.

Repurpose & renovate a room

Now is a perfect time to check off any room renovations you’ve had on your list. If you would rather not repurpose your children’s bedrooms, take this opportunity to convert a playroom or game room into a more grown-up living space. Perhaps you would like to transform a den into a mini gym or home office if you’re still working. Or, maybe you’d like to upgrade your basement with the latest 4K TV and new furniture for entertaining guests. It’s your space now – it’s up to you how you use it!

Find what you need to upgrade your home at hhgregg

Whether you’re looking to make simple updates or would prefer to renovate a room or two, hhgregg has the appliances, electronics and home furnishings you need to give your house an upgrade. Visit hhgregg.com or stop by an hhgregg store near you to start shopping today. Even if the nest is empty, we’ll help you fill your home with happy.

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