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Hattiesburg Home Refresh: 7 Top New Year's Goals

Beth Scharwath
Dec 22 1 minutes read


As Hattiesburg embraces the new year, homeowners can capitalize on this season of renewal with intentions that not only enhance their living spaces but also reinforce the delightful charm of our Southern community. From new families settling into their first house in Oak Grove to long-standing residents in the historic downtown, here are seven resolutions tailored to invigorate your home living experience in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

1. Invest in Sustainable Upgrades

Embrace Hattiesburg's sunny disposition with solar panel installations—ideal for our climate while reducing energy costs. Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances available at local Hattiesburg retailers that know our specific needs. Incorporate sustainable, locally sourced materials into your home styling, be it Longleaf pine wood furniture (a nod to our state tree) or energy-saving LED lighting from neighborhood hardware stores.

2. Declutter and Organize

The serene atmosphere of the Pine Belt inspires us to maintain a tranquil interior. Rid your Ardmore Avenue cottage or Westover Drive estate of clutter, then shop at Hattiesburg’s antique shops and boutiques for unique storage solutions that double as decor. By doing so, your living spaces will not only project elegance but impart a stress-free aura echoing the laid-back lifestyle we cherish.

3. Create a Relaxing Outdoor Oasis

Our city’s temperate weather conditions beckon a year-round outdoor oasis right in your backyard. In neighborhoods like Canebrake or Bellegrass, refine your space with local nursery flora, charming patio furniture from nearby shops, and atmospheric lighting fitting for Hattiesburg’s starry skies. Utilize our Southern hospitality to host al fresco dinners that showcase your personal taste.

4. Prioritize Home Maintenance

An integral part of keeping your Hattiesburg home’s market value steady is regular maintenance. Schedule check-ups for your historical Midtown homestead’s structure, or have top-rated local HVAC professionals ensure that your Cloverleaf residence remains cool during our hot summers. Addressing maintenance proactively safeguards your home’s legacy and charm.

5. Embrace Energy Efficiency

In adopting an energy-efficient lifestyle, we not only support our environment but also reflect on our community's values. Integrate practical habits such as using energy-saving bulbs readily available in local stores and installing programmable thermostats to conserve Mississippi’s abundant natural beauty—a simple yet effective commitment for Hattiesburg homeowners.

6. Support Local Businesses

Embolden Hattiesburg’s economic growth—whether you’re renovating a stately home on Bay Street or beautifying a cozy nook near Kamper Park—by choosing materials and services from local vendors. Join neighborhood yard sales, frequent community markets, and dine at locally-owned eateries. Each dollar spent locally is an investment in the Hub City's future.

7. Foster a Sense of Community

Building a cohesive community starts with you. From the friendliness of avenues in The Avenues to collective initiatives in The Historic Neighborhood, participate in local functions, and get acquainted with your neighbors. Our Parkhaven community garden, summer events at Town Square Park, and volunteer programs all provide avenues to deepen connections and contribute to our shared hometown pride.

As we step into the new year, these homeowner resolutions promise more than just a property uplift; they offer the means to infuse your Hattiesburg home life with balance, elegance, and community engagement. Embrace these goals and watch as your quality of life, and the vibrancy of our city, blossom together in the year ahead.

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