As things start to normalize after a busy holiday season, it can be a good time to start getting your house back in order. But it definitely seems like it turns back to chaos quickly after a cleaning!
Our team at Journey Home Lending wants to offer you tips about how you can keep your house in better order throughout the year so that you can feel less stressed.
A Maintained Home Is a Happy Home
There is no doubt that life gets busy. And when it has been a busy, chaotic day, the last thing you want to do is come home to a chaotic house.
Fortunately, you can keep your house in working order by maintaining it throughout the year instead of waiting to handle things when it gets to the point of being out of control. Start here:
First, you want to make sure to change your home’s filters on a regular basis. Check the packaging of your filters to determine how frequently they need to be changed, then put a to-do on the calendar at those three-month, four-month or six-month intervals.
When you let it go too long without changing the air filter, it can cause the filter to clog. A clogged air filter reduces airflow, which then ends up costing you more on your energy bill because your HVAC system has to work harder.
Second, you want to make sure you are checking the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. You always want to make this a priority, since it could protect your life and the lives of your loved ones.
A good rule of thumb is to check the batteries when the time changes, so twice a year. Alarms are generally manufactured to last for 10 years, and they should be replaced at that point.
Finally, consider sprucing up your front door each season. Your front door and porch are the first thing you and others see as they approach your home. It is your “Welcome Home” sign.
Giving your front door a look each season can help rejuvenate your home, as well you make you feel welcomed home. Plus, decorating your front door can be a fun hobby!
A decorative front door can also help to make your home more attractive to those passing by. So, if you decide to sell your home, it could help put it in front of other competition out there! Plus, you will also need a well-maintained HVAC system and working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Keeping these maintained can also help when the time comes to sell your home.
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