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Make You House Last: Home Maintenance Tips

The peace of mind of having a well-maintained home can’t be overstated. But it is hard to keep up with all the maintenance you know your home needs! We all work hard, and we all know how important it is to have a place where we can feel comfortable and safe. But sometimes, that space can feel a little outdated or even old-fashioned.

Home maintenance may not be your favorite way to spend a Saturday, but it’s important to keep your house in good shape — not just because you care about its appearance, but because you’re going to want it to last.

It’s time for some home maintenance.

If you want to keep your home looking great, it takes work. Fortunately, keeping up with your house and yard is not as hard as you think! Here are a few tips to help keep the house clean and pleasing to the eyes, like Telluride Homes.

For cleaning:

Go around each room and clear up the clutter before you begin cleaning. Consider if you should put each item away, dump it, or donate it as you pick it – magazines, well-read paperbacks, worn sneakers, etc.

Use a microfiber cloth for wiping down most surfaces. Microfiber is a great material for cleaning; it’s lint-free, so you won’t end up with lint on your floors, counters, or windows when you’re done; it’s made up of tiny fibers which can pick up more dust and grime than cotton can and lastly, microfibers are great for wiping liquid due to its ability to absorb effectively.

You might also want to consider closing the windows when cleaning so that the dust doesn’t get it.

Sweep before mopping to prevent spreading dirt around.

Avoid harsh chemicals on marble surfaces, as they may scratch or dull the shine. If you want to remove stains from the marbles, use lemon juice.

Use a tiny brush or a toothbrush and a mixture of baking soda and water to scrub deep into corners.

For repairing:

Check your home’s exterior parts and spaces since these are the ones most exposed to harsh weather conditions, like rain, snow, and extreme heat. You can reinforce the integrity of your decks and protect the screws and fasteners that hold the structure together using long-lasting decking plugs. Use a good sealant to take care of pesky leaks that can damage your home.

For renovating:

Identify first the area you want to get renovated and prepare the materials beforehand. Do not impulsively renovate something because you might get lazy to continue it or run out of materials, or worse, you might regret it.

Watching DIY videos online will also help you renovate your home or add up some decorations. If you have trouble following the video or memorizing the steps, try writing down what they say or watching it at a slower speed.

We’ve all been there: you purchase your first home, and suddenly, you realize you don’t know how to maintain it. You see the paint peeling off, the slight sag in your bathroom floor, the mildew growing on your shower tile, and you think… How do I fix this?

When you maintain your home, you ensure its value and longevity and ensure that your living space is clean and safe. Maintenance also allows you to catch problems early so that they don’t become more expensive fixes later.

Author’s Bio:

Angelo Castelda is a freelance writer and digital nomad who loves to travel. He finds comfort in working around nature and the city, which is where he usually draws inspiration when writing about travel, lifestyle, and real estate.

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