Overgrown yard? Doors that just refuse to close properly? Stuff hanging around? If so, it’s time to undertake some home maintenance… but where to start? So many people put off home maintenance because they think it’s going to be too hard, too expensive or take too long.
But home maintenance needn’t be a difficult or arduous task. Interested in finding out more about some great starting points to begin your home maintenance project? Use these quick and easy home maintenance tips as a guide and as a source of motivation.
Repair Those Broken Doors and Windows
Former New York Mayor Rudi Guliani had a policy of ‘no broken windows.’ His theory stated that broken windows made citizens not have pride in their city and not care about the appearance of it. Broken windows in New York had to be replaced as a priority, with Guliani seeing a huge turn around in the city’s crime rate. Why not apply this theory to your home? Chat to a door, window and sliding glass door repair expert to get an idea of how some quick repairs can improve the look and security of your home today.
Check and Replace Any Broken Gutters
Your gutters can be a force for good… or a force for evil. They can clog up, rot or rust, be a fire hazard and rip part of your roof off if not maintained in an appropriate manner. One of the easiest home maintenance ideas is to check, clean and replace any broken gutters on a regular basis.
Get the Carpets Cleaned
Carpets: everyone walks on them. You, your family, guests, and your pets. Sometimes regular vacuuming just doesn’t cut it. It’s worth having your carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis. It not only makes your carpets more hygienic; they’ll also look, feel, and smell a whole lot nicer.
Take a Trip to the Dump
That pile of stuff in the garage? The tree clippings in the yard? Rip it like a band-aid by hiring a truck or a trailer and sending it to the tip. You’ll be amazed at how clean your house will feel after you’ve given it a good clean out and gotten rid of that old junk you’ve been meaning to dispose of for ages. You’ll also have one less thing for your partner to nag you about!
Give Your Garden a Good Going-Over
Your garden is often the first thing people see when they visit. What impression does it give? That you don’t care about your house, or you want to create a warm, inviting home for guests? Give the lawn a good cut, do the edges, prune any overgrown plans and lay a fresh layer of mulch in the garden beds for an easy, yet effective, makeover.
Are you a home maintenance professional? Do you fear your backyard? Have you found these tips helpful? Maybe you have your own tips you’d like to share on how you approach home maintenance.
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