10 Tips To Maintaining Your New Home
Moving into a new home is such a special occasion and you want to keep your home in its pristine condition for as long as you can. So how can you keep it that way?
Here are 10 tips for maintaining your new home:
- Don’t get TOO carried away.
When we say don’t get carried away, we mean don’t be that home that puts plastic on everything so that nothing gets ruined. It’s hardly inviting and there is nothing wrong with your home looking like it’s actually lived in.
- Create a checklist and stick to it.
Creating a checklist for regular home maintenance and chores that are done around the house can you help you keep your home looking great. Invest in all the supplies that you need and keep them stored away in a closet or your garage, so they are out of the way. Vacuum your carpet a couple times a week and clean your wooden floors on a regular basis.
- Organize your cleaning supplies.
If you are going to be looking after the maintenance of your home, I would suggest investing in the basic supplies. Put your tools and supplies back in the same place after every use so you save yourself time, energy, and money they next time you need to use them.
- Hire the right maintenance professionals.
When winter comes around, you don’t want to be unprepared for the first snowfall. Hire the right professional before winter hits to make sure that your home is prepared for any amount of snow. Have them check for things like loose tiles and shingles and make sure your gutters are cleared of fall leaves.
- Protect your lawn and garden.
To ensure that your lawn looks great for spring, cover your plants with mulch or burlap bags during the winter time. Also, cut your grass short before the onset of winter so it comes back green and healthy once spring arrives. Fertilizer is also an important aspect of keeping your grass looking better than ever.
- Protect your interior entryway.
To prevent kids, dogs and guests from tracking dirt through the house, lay down welcome mats in front of every door.
- Check your exterior before winter.
Your home might be new, but that doesn’t mean that things can’t go wrong. Inspect your home and catch small problems before they turn into bigger ones. Make sure windows and doors are properly sealed.
- Change your filters.
HVAC and refrigerator filters should be changed on a regular basis. Changing these should be a priority on your maintenance checklist. Mark a reoccurring day on your calendar every couple of months for your filter change.
- Watch your pets.
Don’t let your pets be the reason your furniture is destroyed. Make sure your pets are house trained before you let them onto carpeted areas of your home and if they have an accident, clean it up immediately.
- Watch your kids.
It's hard to keep your house in tip top shape when you have children, especially small ones. Lay some ground rules with your kids like keeping their crayons in the playroom, no eating anywhere but the kitchen, and no juices on the carpet.
By following these simple steps, you can keep your home looking as good as new for years to come! If you are looking to build your dream home, contact Homestead Homes and we would love to help you out.