Home Maintenance Made Easy!

Owning a home is a great source of joy and comfort for many people, but maintaining the home can be a huge source of stress. Home maintenance can be costly and even dangerous at times. Here, we’re going to look at a few things that can make home maintenance feel so much easier for you.

1. Know What You Are Capable Of Doing Yourself

Doing certain things yourself might not seem ideal to you, but you can save a substantial amount of money if you watch a few YouTube tutorials and just go for it. For example, you can definitely paint a wall yourself, and you can also put up a shelf. Here’s a list of a few more things you can likely do, too:

Change a door handle
Put up furniture
Regrout your bathroom
Sand and paint woodwork
Clean out your gutters

You may be able to do more than what we’ve listed, depending on your current skill level. There isn't anything that YouTube can’t teach you these days! That being said, if something seems dangerous, or could end up costing more if you make a mistake, it’s probably best to leave it to a pro.

2. Have Reliable Companies On Speed Dial

Knowing who to call when something does go wrong or you need a check up is important. Ask for recommendations from friends and family, and read reviews and testimonials online. For example, you’ll need a reliable company on hand to clear your blocked drains as quickly as possible before significant damage occurs. Make sure you have issues like this fixed right away, or you’ll spend more money and potentially end up with irreparable damage.

3. Tidy Up As You Go Along

Tidying up isn't something that comes naturally to every homeowner, but you make it so much harder on yourself if you let everything pile up before sorting it out. Aim to tidy up as you go along, and have a place for everything. Wash a dish right after you’ve used it, and deal with letters the moment you pick them up. Don’t allow clutter and the thought of ‘I’ll do it later’ to leave your home in a state.

4. Come Up With A Chore Chart For Your Family

If you have a family, a chore chart can make sure the chores are shared out fairly. Make sure everybody does their assigned chores and your home should look great. Even young kids can get involved here - it can give them a great sense of responsibility.

5. Make A Note Of Important Check Ups

If you have an important check up in the future, such as your boiler, make a note of it so that you don’t end up going way past the date. Remembering dates can be tough, so make a note on a calendar where you can see it all the time. You’ll stay on top of maintenance this way and won’t have to deal with costly repairs or replacements.
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