Once you’ve settled into your new home and are happy with the layout, design, and décor, it takes work to keep your home looking good and presentable. A functional home is safer, healthier, comfortable, and more inviting. You’ll always be happy to spend quality time with your family at home when it’s in good shape. Here are ways to make your home more functional.
Keep it Clean
A clean home is healthy, safe, and comfortable to live in. Make sure you do your laundry regularly, change the bedsheets once a week, scrub the bathtub and bathroom floor weekly, and make the beds after waking up.
Have the entire household take responsibility for maintaining a clean environment. For instance, kids can handle age-appropriate chores such as keeping toys away, making their beds, and tidying up their room.
Also, think of keeping the exterior of the home clean too. Regularly clean the gutters, the roof, clear the bushes and pick debris on the lawn. Cleaning the yard discourages pests from hiding on your property, making it a safer place. Call in professionals to clean the roof and the gutters and inspect if they’re in good working condition.
Keep Clutter Away
Possessions quickly multiply over the years, using up most of your space, leaving the house looking untidy. Don’t hoard but give away or dispose of anything you don’t need. You can donate to a charity organization in your area, sell or let recycling companies deal with the items.
Clutter makes your home look dirty, and it can be a breeding ground for pests. Plan to go through your possessions every year and give away everything you no longer need.
Maintain Your Appliances
First, keep all your appliances clean, but because you might not be able to clean them as a professional would, call in experts regularly to look at the devices, clean, and carry out maintenance practices. A well-maintained appliance will serve you longer, emit less harmful gases and use less energy. Talk to the appliance’s retailer to understand how to maintain it, service, and detect problems.
Pests are an inevitable problem but understanding how to keep them off your property will maintain a safer, healthier, and cleaner home. Cockroaches, spiders, fleas, rats, squirrels, and raccoons are some of the annoying pests homeowners deal with, but you might find other pests depending on the location. Keep your home clean, clutter-free, and seal all food containers.
Ensure the kitchen is clean before going to bed, seal the dustbins and keep them away from your home. Also, seal off all entry points and keep doors and windows shut throughout the day. Frequently have the house fumigated for common pests such as cockroaches and mice.
To keep your family healthy, make sure the indoor air is clean and fresh. Use air purifiers, carbon monoxide, and smoke detectors to keep your home safe. Additionally, take care of leakages quickly because they encourage mold and mildew growth.
When you maintain a functional home, you’ll minimize accidents, illnesses, keep it healthy and looking good.