So, in order to get this stuff done, we budget a certain amount per month towards home repair/updating. It has really helped me not to feel guilty spending money on that stuff.
Another thing that helps when budgeting for home repairs is - KNOWING WHEN TO CALL A PROFESSIONAL.
On Christmas Eve, I turned on our bathroom light and blue fireworks shot out at me! This was one of those cases that you shell out a few extra bucks for someone who is not going to burn your house (or themselves) down. Luckily, we had a very good electrician who only charged us $30 to fix the issue.
But, when you can do something yourself for cheaper, by all means! Matt just caulked our shower and I'm obsessed with how fresh and clean it looks. Although - please make sure if you do this job, you're safer than my husband.
But I do think he's pretty cute.
UPDATE ON US:
Our savings goals for the year?
Our fully funded emergency fund should be complete next month and then we'll move on to saving for a car. Hopefully we'll get a decent new-to-us car by the end of the year!
Lastly, for my entertainment - here's the entryway bench I want....
What are your financial goals for the year?