Having your own home is all fun and games to begin with. You’ll be so excited to live in your own home, and you’ll love the freedom it gives you in the beginning. But when you really get into the swing of things, you’ll notice that the happiness turns into stress upon stress. It’s all well and good paying the bills when it’s just you and your partner living there, but when you start having your own family and the bills begin to grow, you realise that having your own home is a cycle of paying the bills and fixing things. But the fixing side of things can get to the point where it’s costing you too much, and it might simply be because you haven’t been maintaining them at all. But at the same time, we know how hard some home essentials are to maintain, but they’re definitely more expensive to fix. So we’re going to show you how you can maintain some of the most pesky essentials in your home, so that things never go wrong!
Air conditioning is essential in most homes, for those of you who live in the US. You simply can’t go a summer without putting it on, and that constant use can really cause a few problems. So think about the amount of times that you’ve cleaned or maintained it. The most you’ve probably done is empty the water! Not maintaining it might lead to an AC squealing noise that can be horrible to listen to whilst it’s one, and you definitely don’t want to have to deal with it. If your air conditioning is making any sort of noise, getting it services asap is essential. They are actually a big hazard! To maintain it, we would recommend clearing out the filter monthly, if not twice, and always set it up to have regular services.
When you have kids, leather furniture most definitely is a nightmare to maintain. They’ll be scratches and stains galore, and it can really make you hate the look of them. So to keep them in tip top shape, we’d recommend using a leather sofa cleaning solution every two months. To prevent so many scratches and stains coming your way, you could put a throw on the sofa, so that when people are sitting on it, at least they’re not fully sitting on it! You can get so many years use out of a leather sofa if you look after it properly.
That Greasy Oven
A greasy oven is the staple of many a home. When all you seem to be doing is cooking meal after meal, having a real deep clean of the oven is not always going to be on your agenda. So what you should think about, is getting in a company to do it for you. There are oven cleaning services out there that so many homes use, and it gives it a much deeper clean that probably you could achieve. It’s so important to do this often, whether you hire someone or not!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.