4 Smart Tips for Keeping Your Home In Tip-Top Condition

May 16 2020
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Keeping a home in “condition” isn’t as simple as it seems. The truth we face as home owners is our homes will “never be finished” which is the most annoying of the advise we’ll get ever. Unfortunately! It does seem to be the case. Fortunately (or unfortunately) its not that we don’t ever finish our homes its just the fact that things literally where out and, sometimes, just no longer work for us. Like me with my once guest bedroom I converted into a workshop, our homes don’t always keep working for us through all of our lives.

We all have a lot of responsibilities in life, sure, but there are some things that we just can’t overlook. Take our homes, for instance. While it would be nice if they could stay in perfect condition all the time, that’s just not possible — they have to be proactively cared for.

Improving the grade with garden edging, plastic, condition fabric and mulch. Covering the entire front of my home's foundation, the last step before siding.(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

This won’t just help to maintain your living standards, but also make sure that the home’s value doesn’t begin to dip. Your property should be considered a financial investment, after all. Below we’ll look at some of the smartest ways to stay on top of all aspects of your home.

Subtle Improvements

There will be periods when you know that you have to make big improvements to your decor, but those times will be few and far between.

Once the job is done, you’ll have at least a few years before you need to think of changing things up again. But that doesn’t mean that you should just sit back and admire your work. Instead, take a “subtle improvements” approach. Making some small changes will help to keep the overall quality high —

it’s all about a new piece of furniture there, a painted door there.

Learn DIY

Anyone who’s owned a house for a while will know all too well how problematic they can be. There’s always one small task or another that could be taken care of (unless you have a new build house, in which case problems are minimal). The issue with these small imperfections is that they’re often not worth calling a professional. But equally, they can cause the quality of the home to dip. One of the best ways to get around this is to learn the basics of DIY. They’re so straightforward that anyone can learn, and they’ll help you stay on top of any number of issues. 

Handling the Big Problems

But of course, it’s not just the small things that you should keep your eye on. They might dampen the quality of your home, but at least they’re easily fixed —

the chance of lasting damage is slim. However, there are some problems that really can cause long-term damage to your property if they’re not promptly taken care of. Water damage, for example, can cause major problems for a house. If you notice any water damage, be sure to get in touch with a property restoration contractor as soon as possible. They’ll have the equipment and expertise you need to mitigate the damage. 

We know, we know: it’s not that exciting talking about cleaning. But there’s a reason why it’s important that it be discussed: it can make a big difference to your home.

Now, we’re not talking about those weekly cleans, where you make sure that everything is more or less in shape. We mean those deep cleaning sessions, the ones where you pull back all the furniture and sweep and mop. This is also a chance to get you through your belongings and get rid of anything that you no longer need. 

Keeping a home in "condition" isn't as simple as it seems. The truth we face as home owners is our homes will "never be finished"(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

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