Home maintenance can get very expensive after a while – we all know that! You have to make sure your home is clean and tidy, which doesn’t have to cost too much, but you also have to get plenty of repairs done and get your home systems checked on once or twice. And of course, we haven’t even touched on what an emergency may end up costing you!
That’s why we need to think about saving money here. There are many ways you could chop off a few pennies here and there, from even the biggest jobs around the house, and we’re going to list some tips and tricks for doing just that below.
Block Gaps for Hot and Cold
The way your home is insulated saves you a lot of money over the year. You don’t have to heat the house so hard, thanks to double glazing on the windows, and you’ve got an AC to keep fresh, cold air following in the hot periods.
However, you could be dealing with gaps where both hot and cold air escape through. Try to block these as efficiently as possible; get draught excluders for under the doors, and even think about getting triple glazing on the windows. You may also want to check the attic as well.
Get the Big Jobs Professionally Done
Any of the bigger jobs in your home, such as a spot of rewiring or window replacement and/or cleaning, should really be done by a professional. And if you get these done on an alternative schedule, you’ll both be able to save money from avoiding the peak times of the year, as well as not have to pay for further maintenance later on.
For example, get some premier window cleaning professionals out to see to those thick panes of glass, which can be a lot of trouble when the autumn and winter blow all kinds of leaves and dirt at them. But waiting until spring can shoot the price up due to demand, so plan for this cleaning job later on in the season.
Check Your Appliances Regularly
The bulk of your home maintenance costs are going to come in the form of appliance repairs and replacements, and that’s something you need to preempt in order to save money. And in order to do this, you’ll have to run some regular checks on how things like your dishwasher and your washing machine are doing.
Get any vents on washing machines and dryers regularly cleaned out, hopefully after every cycle you put on. Similarly, make sure you clean the fridge out once or twice a year, and make sure you get the coils at the back, to help keep the energy efficiency rating in check.
Home maintenance is something you’ll always have to keep up with. However, this doesn’t mean it needs to ruin your bank account. Make sure you keep the above ideas in mind next time you notice something broken around your home.
KT is a digital nomad who quit her job, bought a ticket somewhere, got a tan, fell in love with mother nature and she would never return to the normal life that society dictates. You can also connect with her on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @pinaynomad