Most homeowners are extremely happy to own their property, but there’s no avoiding the fact that it’s not always a walk in the park. There are bills to pay, DIY tasks to be completed, and always something to clean. Sometimes, it feels as if the home requires all the energy of a part-time job.
So wouldn’t it be nice to wrestle back some of your time and energy? Of course it would. To do this, you just need to make your home easier to manage. In this blog, we’re going to look at some tips that’ll lead to just that. Take all the advice on board, and it won’t be long before you’re enjoying your home all the more!
There’s a lot to be said for those deep cleans that you probably engage in every couple of weeks. But you shouldn’t forget about those small tidying jobs, too. They help to keep the house presentable. Rather than deliberating setting aside a couple of hours each week to clean up, make a habit of cleaning as you go. Even a quick, 5-minute tidying session can have a positive impact on the overall look and feel of the home.
The Right Infrastructure
Of course, you’ll make things much easier for yourself if you have the right infrastructure in your house. There are some materials that are easier to clean than others. Let’s think about your bathroom, for example. One of the benefits of using waterproof PVC shower panels is that they’re much easier to keep clean than tiles. Or what about your floors? If you have hardwood floors, you’ll spend less time cleaning your floors than you would if you have carpet flooring. There are some materials that are simply much easier to keep clean — get them into your home, and you’ll save yourself plenty of time over the years.
It’ll be pretty difficult to keep your house clean if it feels like you’re the only one with the responsibility of maintaining the cleanliness. So why not look at dividing the jobs between all the family members? Of course, your children will need to be a minimum age before they can help out, but once they’re old enough, they can help out in some capacity. Rather than having a rotation system, see what tasks people like. If someone enjoys hoovering, then that should be their job.
It’ll be useful to have some home DIY skills under your belt so that when something happens, you can get to work on fixing the issue. But it also pays to know reliable tradespeople. When you have a more serious issue, you’ll just be one call away from solving the issue — but that’s only if they’re reliable and talented. Sometimes, an under qualified tradesperson can end up causing more damage. And that’ll definitely make your home more difficult to manage.
Take the tips that we’ve outlined above, and you’ll be well on your way to having a well-functioning, clean home.