When it comes to our homes, we want to ensure that we do all that we can to ensure that it is a calm and safe place. It is the only area in our life where we feel we should be able to shut the door and be our true selves. Whether that is because we live on our own or because we have our close family support unit around. However, your home cab be a huge stress in your life. Repairs, things that need to be done. These things can go on to cause you more hassle than they need to do. With that in mind, here are some of the common issues everyone can face with their home and some of the options to consider to help you avoid them causing you unnecessary stress.
Your Home Can Be A Huge Stress In Your Life: Don’t Let It Be
There are many different appliances in your home, even if you do try to live a simpler more minimalistic life. Washing machines, heating systems, air conditioning units. They are all elements of the home that serve a purpose to keep us going. Keep us warm, give us clean clothes and create a cooler environment in the summer. However, do you keep up to date with regular checks of these items. The air con system especially may need to be looked at and organising an emergency ac repair service to check it out ahead of summer is advisable. Hard water can issues with washing appliances and we can all be guilty of taking our heating systems for granted on those colder days. Keep up with regular checks and services to avoid them breaking down and causing more stress than is necessary.
The weather causing more harm than good
The weather can be a huge factor that you need to consider when it comes to your home, especially in winter. You need to think about the fact that ice and a drop in temperature may cause pipes to freeze. That excessive wind may move roof slates, or even bad thunderstorms causing harm. Protecting your home from the elements can help to avoid any issues. Insulating pipes, checking the framework of your property regularly. These things can help.
Letting small jobs pile up
We can all be guilty of letting the small jobs pile up and without realising, you then end up finding that they cause you more stress. Cleaning out the gutters, tidying up the exterior of your property, painting the walls, repairing something in the home. These smaller jobs can build up and become bigger jobs the longer you leave them. Come up with an action plan to get them done.
Declutter to clear your mind
Finally, it might be time to start decluttering your mind and a great place to start is your home. Getting rid of things you no longer want, love or need is a great practice and habit to get yourself in. A tidy house can give you a tidy and clear mind.
Let’s hope these suggestions help you to avoid your home causing you stress in your life.
Happy New Year, Corinne! We’re pretty good about home maintenance, but SO guilty when it comes to hoarding. Get two packrats together and stuff sure piles up! When hubby retires (probably later this year), decluttering will be job one. Thanks for the reminders!
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Decluttering is an ongoing thing like maintenance, Debbie. Right now, I’m still having to clear my some of my Mum and Dad’s things, since we’ve moved into their home after their passing. We still have to move our stuff from Mumbai here. Our clutter is mostly books and papers.
Totally agree! I always complain that half my life has passed running behind labour and technicians trying to keep all appliances and the home civil repairs in check. It stresses me out to do it, but on the other hand, things not working or crumbling stress me out more! Sigh..!
It’s never ending, isn’t it?