5 Facts About Maintenance That Will Instantly Put You in a Good Mood

It's easy to groan when your other half suggests getting on with the house maintenance. Cleaning out the gutters and all those other jobs we love to hate doesn't seem like the most fun way to spend an afternoon. But there are some good things about maintenance that might help to motivate you, or at least put you in a better mood when you are doing it.

Little and often makes it easy
The good news is that you can make it easier to keep on to of all those maintenance jobs. Things like weeding, cleaning and repairs can be made much simpler if you take a little and often approach. If you are trying to charge through the entire list that has been building for a year, stop. Instead, take a small amount of time each month to deal with one or two specific issues. You’d be surprised how much you can get done in this time. Two hours a month can be enough to clean the windows, de- mold your bathroom, or even paint that fence in the garden.


It's even better if you draw out a quick yearly plan, of what need to be done each month. Then you don't have to worry about when those things will get sorted as it's all down on your plan and easy to follow.

You can get ahead of the game

Another magnificent thing about home maintenance is that you can get ahead of the game. If you start to deal with potential issues for the winter in the summer, then your home will be all sorted by the time the bad weather comes around. This will give you an immense feeling of satisfaction, and you’ll be safe in the knowledge that you won't be left in the cold when the autumn starts to set in.

You don't have to do it all yourself
Also, the thing that makes me smile the most about home maintenance is there are things that I just can't do myself, so i need to employ someone to do it for me. Everything runs a lot smoother when there is a professional on the job, and I don't have to stress about safety issues or whether i am doing it to the right standard. I don't know about you, but I'm not super keen on fiddling with the electrics or plumbing in my house. The thought of getting up on the roof to fix a loose tile well that just fills me with dread. That's why you should use companies like Southwest Roofing, roof restoration services, who can take all the hassle out of the job by doing it for you.


Done well it can save you money
Another thing that will make you happy about getting your home maintenance done is that it can actually save you money in the long run. Making sure you boiler, central heating, and white goods are all serviced will stop them breaking down and you having to pay out for new ones. You can get more life out of your items, by maintaining them properly.


  1. It is not one of my strongest point but I have so many things I'd like done at home since my husband is not too good with the hammer :D

  2. DIY is the most cost-saving ways in dealing with your home because you know exactly what you want with your habitat. It's really the best for us to plan and repair in maintaining our homes.

  3. I agree with little and often. Just like in the garden, when you pull the weeds often, you won't have a hard time with it.

  4. Regular maintenance is the key to not being overwhelmed by the amount of work to be done in our homes.

  5. Usually my husband does all the maintenance that needs to be done around the house except painting as he hates doing it. He just hired somebody to paint the walls around the house sometime in the next two weeks or so.

  6. Thanks for the tips. I make it a point to have a periodic check on stuff that needs cleaning and maintaining like our A/C, sinks, grouts in the bathroom, window, pest control, etc. I want to ensure that the house is spic and span and that everything that needs checking is actually checked.

  7. I do find house maintenance a pain in the behind, I'm sure this is what my husband feels. However this is one of the disadvantage when getting your own home you'll do all the work, but when everyone help out I'm sure it'll be faster.

  8. Ever since we moved to a house we owned I started to learn and take responsibility on its maintenance. It's a bit hard at first but now I'm getting used to it.

  9. Keeping your house the maintenance it needs surely will save you from spending too much. Thus, it is really essential to check your home's need by regularly checking every part of your house so that you can do the maintenance it needs.

  10. Cleaning and maintenance are the key to keep the house in good shape for the long haul. Might be a bit tedious to do so, but it was something that needs to be done.