Doesn’t it seem at times that there’s always a job that needs doing around the home? Air-conditioning not cold enough. Water filter, because the water doesn’t taste quite the same anymore; Dodgy light switches that sometimes turn on the lights, and sometimes don’t; plumbing and roof leaks; cracks in walls, etc. etc. etc. Always something there to remind us that time moves on and things don’t last forever. Still, this is your property, and being a responsible and caring owner certainly is a never ending task.
It can be somewhat intimidating to think about carrying out all of these various tasks, especially if you’re a new homeowner. It can be a long list — there’s no denying that. The good news is that you can do some of it on your own without too much experience. All it takes is a decent search engine, and with the right tools and precaution, you should be able to take care of some of the tasks. But, for jobs which may be a little too arduous or dangerous, it’s time to grab the phone and call up the local handyman services to help you out.
Now, we are talking about jobs that need doing because they’re no longer working, right? But there’s a list of jobs which constantly need doing to keep your home shipshape. In order to maximize the efficiency of your home and actually get all of these tasks done, you may want to create a home maintenance calendar for yourself. Whether on a notepad or on your computer, you can make notes of smaller, regular tasks to do every weekend, so as not to be too overwhelmed. Should any tasks be too much trouble or maybe dangerous for you to carry out, contact a reputable service and go here for more information. Don’t try to do a job that is outside of your ability.
You can make a list of tasks that need to be done monthly, quarterly, annually and biannually. There may also be a list of tasks to be carried out seasonally, depending on where you live. Not every expert agrees as to which task needs to be done in which season, so this isn’t a black and white list, necessarily. Do what works for you and your schedule, and as long as all these things get accomplished, your home will be happy for years and years to come. If living in Western Australia and require property maintenance in Perth, getting a professional in from time to time to go through a check list with you, is also a good idea.
But anyway, keeping the home in a good state of maintenance will give you that peace of mind, respect and pride for all of your efforts, even though the unexpected unthinkable will happen from time to time! Plus, if a home is taken good care of and maintained, it will be much easier to sell it in the future, should you decide to move on. Think for yourself if you were looking for a new home, would you be thinking of one that has been well looked after, or one that has been run down? Simple as that. Make your home sweet home stay just that…sweet.