The big difference between home ownership and home maintenance is that the first one brings a sense of freedom and the latter is synonymous with dull chores. For most homeowners, it can be difficult to find the time to keep the house clean and tidy! But you probably remember how things were during your student years when everything was left to stand where it had fallen, whether it was in the sink or at the back of the sofa. The word you are looking for is chaos, and that’s exactly the kind of things that you can’t allow in your home.
Is there any exciting door parts?
Is there anything more irritating than a squeaky door that opens or shuts loudly, just in an impossible haunted house? The thing about doors is that they can get old and not show it. But if you check around the frame, you’ll notice that the hinges are rotten or that the door handle is coming through. More often than not, you can give your door a fresher look and feel just by checking with your local architectural ironmongers for new hinges, handles, and even kick plates. In terms of installation, you need to count 30 minutes if you’re not strong on the DIY side. But in terms of life improvement, you’re getting silent, smooth and hyper-functional doors for years.
Where is my gardener?
Everybody wants a home with a garden, but nobody wants to look after the garden. Mowing the lawn takes a lot of time, and needs to be done regularly. Unless you are an enthusiastic gardener, you might be tempted to let it grow until it’s too late and then spend an afternoon in summer clearing the lawn. There’s an easier way, which is to add a decking area to your garden. You’ll be creating an outdoor seating area, and at the same time, you’re eliminating the problem of garden maintenance forever. It’s a win-win!
Improve your kitchen manner
Kitchen manners are often frowned upon in offices and at home. You know the type, leaving your dishes in the sink, or never emptying the dishwasher. This man tells the tale of how his wife left him because he constantly left his dishes in the sink. While this sound a little extreme, in fact, dirty dishes are often perceived as a lack of respect. They’re not just messy; they also say that you don’t care about how others feel about the kitchen. Accumulating dishes is a mistake: you’ll have to face a tall pile of kitchenware covered in dried food. Just rinse it and put it in the dishwasher instead!
It doesn’t live on the floor
Do you sometimes think that the floor is a great, big shelf? It’s the perfect spot to leave clothes, books and anything else that you can’t be bothered to put back where you found it. It’s not an easy and simple approach to tidying. It’s messy, unhygienic and it will rapidly clutter the house. Surprisingly enough, putting things back where they belong takes again less than a minute of your time. You’ve got no excuse!
Home maintenance is about how much you can be bothered to keep things clear and clean today so that you don’t need to break the bank to fix issues tomorrow. Of course, there are some demanding maintenance projects but start with little things. All the little things that you don’t notice but that make home ownership worth it.