Arguably, the hardest (but most rewarding) job on the planet is being a parent.
As a parent, you’re usually very busy. Schools runs, errands, grocery shopping, work – you name it.
Of course, being incredibly busy all the time means that it can be easy to forget about home maintenance. Piles of washing can start to build up, those creaky floorboards you promised to fix begin to get worse, and the 10-year-old paint in your kitchen finally starts to peel off. Ugh, nightmare!
If this sounds relatable, it’s time to take a step back, breathe deep, and dive into these home maintenance tips. Not only will they make your life easier, they’ll drastically improve the look and feel of your beautiful home.
Have the right tools and equipment
Nowadays, parents are embracing DIY. Sure, you could call an expert to do all those challenging tasks, but you can do it yourself more often than not, providing you have the right equipment.
Let’s take the snow, for example. This winter, the snow, and icy weather conditions are likely going to affect people’s homes (and not in a good way). To prepare accordingly, you should have the right equipment on hand, including a snow blower. This will help you to keep your home safe and maintained during those harsh weather conditions.
Use weed killer on your backyard
For many families, the backyard is their pride and joy. It’s a safe haven where everyone can gather to relax, have fun, and enjoy the nice weather.
Unfortunately, weeds can often grow and ruin the fun – and you don’t want this to happen. Weeds will make your backyard look ugly and unkempt, and can cause harm to surrounding plants. But don’t worry, as all you need to do to stop them is regularly sprinkle weed killer around problem areas.
It’s certainly easy, yet so many parents forget to do it – don’t let this happen to you.
Regularly check your smoke and fire alarms
Although house fires aren’t all that common, they sadly do happen.
Therefore, it’s always best to be on the safe side by regularly checking and testing your smoke and fire alarms.
Clean your gutters
Although gutters are hardly the most glamorous features of your home, they need regularly care and maintenance if you want them to do their job properly.
Here are some pro tips on how to clean your gutters.
Fix any minor faults before they become major ones
Some parents often make the mistake of allowing minor house faults, such as stubborn door locks and handles, to become major issues.
Therefore, any minor faults that you’ve neglected and pushed to the back of your mind should be addressed immediately if you want your home to be efficiently maintained. This way, you’ll keep your home safe and maintaining its monetary value.
Deep clean your carpets every 6 months
Often, carpets are deceptively filthy. You might not notice it with your naked eye, but dirt and dust can quickly build up in carpets, leading to potential hygiene risks. To stop this from happening, deep clean your carpets every 6 months (and don’t forget to do hoover once a week).
Refresh your wall paint
If the wall paint in your home is growing tired, you should refresh it over the weekend or holidays. This will brighten up your own and create a more pleasurable environment.
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