Whether you’re a busy momma like me or have a hectic work schedule or both for that matter, you most probably don’t have much free time. I know that I don’t. If you’re also a home owner, then you’ll know that to stay looking good, most homes need a lot of time-consuming TLC. Home maintenance is stressful, costly, and time-consuming, and if you’re crazy busy like most of us moms are, it can be a nightmare to fit in. The good news is that there are things that you can do to make your home easier and less stressful to maintain. Yes, they do require an investment, but in the long run, the amount of money they will save you, make them more than worth investing in.
Opt for hard floors
Carpet might be the cheaper option, but it’s also a nightmare to keep clean. All it takes it a marker pen with the lid left off or a split cup of coffee and your carpet is ruined. Because carpet is made of material, it needs cleaning at least twice a year to keep it in good shape. This is time consuming and expensive. So why not spend extra to begin with and opt for hard flooring? This lasts longer, is cheaper in the longer run, and is much easier to clean. What’s not to love? If you’re worried about little feet getting cold, select a flooring type that works well with underfloor heating.
Pick siding over paint
If you want to prevent the annual pressure washing and repainting of your home’s exterior, then home siding is a good option. This might be a little pricey, but it will last for years, is easy to keep clean and gives your home extra protection from the elements. If you want to make maintaining your home as easy as possible, siding is the best option.
Choose a patio over decking
Yes, decking looks great, but it’s so hard to maintain. Each year, decking needs to be cleaned and stained to prevent it from rotting. This isn’t only expensive but also incredibly time-consuming. If you want an easy life, opting for a patio instead of decking is your best bet. Patios last for years and only require the odd pressure washing now and then.
Invest in fake grass
Fake grass is, in fact, a thing. Thanks to advancements in the design of faux grass, it looks and feels incredibly realistic. It might be a little pricey to have installed but think of the stress it will save you. No more mowing your lawn, trimming the edges or weed killing. If you don’t have the time to deal with keeping your garden looking good, artificial grass is a fantastic option.
Pick easy-to-clean paint
Let’s be honest about it; accidents happen. Every parent’s been there – after leaving the room for a couple of minutes you return to walls covered in scribbles or mucky hand prints. While you can scrub your walls, often paint comes off too easily. That’s why it’s important to pick an easy-to-clean paint. That way, cleaning any marks or stains off of it is much easier and less time-consuming.
Want a home that’s easy, peasy to maintain? Then take the above tips and ideas on board.