Owning your own home is a good way to secure your future and provide your family with a stable place to live, but it is not all roses.
Being a homeowner can be tough from the seemingly endless maintenance you have to do to spend more time than you ever imagined you would need to keep the place clean.
The good news is, there are lots of practical things you can keep around the home to make your life as a homeowner that little bit easier, including the following:
Good home insurance
First and foremost, ensure you have a good insurance policy that includes service line coverage so that if your home gets flooded or the power lines are cut, you don’t have to spend a huge amount of time and money getting it fixed.
An iFixit kit
An iFixit kit gives you access to a number of important tools that make it much simpler for you to hang pictures, fix decking, and do all those other niggling jobs around the house without having to hunt for the right tool or call in a contractor to handle it for you.
A robot vacuum
When you have a robot vacuum, you don’t have to spend half your life fighting off dust bunnies. You can have a perfectly clean floor without any of the effort, which means you can spend more time having fun with the family, You know it makes sense. If you have wood floors, then a robot mop might also be a good addition to your property.
A wireless charger
If you have a wireless charger in your home, there will be no more fights about who gt to use the power cord next, and much less family harmony. Pick one or more up today to ensure that you can all charge your phones and tech when you need to, even if you’re not actually at home.
Wireless lightbulbs let you turn the lights on and off from a distance, Some can even be controlled by a smartphone, so if you forget to turn the light off before you leave or want people to think you’re home when you are out, you can adjust the lighting accordingly wherever you may be.
A drain snake
A drain snake will deal with most blockages in the home, whether they be in the toilet, sink, or bathtub, so you can quickly get things working again and not have to worry about the cost of calling out a plumber.
A slow cooker
When you have a slow cooker, you can prep meals in the morning, leave them to cook all day and come home to a healthy hot meal in the evenings, which means you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying a family meal with your family and friends.
With these practical things around your home, you can spend less time worrying, much less time doing, and lots more time relaxing - what’s not to love about that?
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.