Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Lazy Guide to Home Maintenance

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Your home should be a calm oasis in the middle of a hectic world. This is the safest place you can be, where you know where your stuff is, can do what you like and have the luxury of choosing the colour on your walls.

But for so many people, maintaining a property to the high standard they desire requires significantly more effort than you might like to admit. This is where the lazy guide comes in. With minimal input you can still achieve maximal results, you just need to have a few secret tricks up your sleeve.

Get the Right Help

There’s no shame in having a cleaner or a gardener, or, indeed AND a gardener. In fact, if you want to go the whole hog and get someone in who can do all this and fix things when they break, you really should read About Bunja Maintenance Services. Seriously, this is for you!

Paying someone else to clean, garden and generally maintain your home might sound like a huge indulgence but let’s think about this rationally. If you get paid more per hour than you are being charged per hour, it is more logical for you to work an extra hour or two per week than it is for you to clean your house. (That’s right! You’re welcome.)

This is especially true for DIY which you will probably bodge but a professional will do beautifully first time. Save up a few odd jobs and get someone round for an afternoon.

Choose Low Maintenance Options

There are lots of lovely interior design fashions that require a lot of high maintenance. You don’t have to do that - there are plenty of low maintenance cheats you can use.

Cupboard doors are perfect for avoiding dust gathering and please get cupboards that go all the way to the ceiling to avoid dirt accumulating up there too. Similarly, decluttering your surfaces will make wafting over them with a duster once a week much easier. A durable wooden floor also works wonders.

Designing a low maintenance garden is all about using plants that are native to your area and will thrive no matter what you do. Self-seeding plants are also great because they will populate the space by themselves.

Invest in Durable Stuff

If you don’t want to spend a lot of time on your house, you should definitely invest in durable furniture. You don’t want to have to replace things every few years and frankly, you shouldn’t be doing that anyway. Furniture that lasts a lifetime may be expensive in the short term, but if you pick a style you love and really invest in the materials, you will see a difference.

Mid-Century modern furniture is having a big resurgence for this very reason. It is made from long-lasting materials, the sleek designs work in almost any context and every piece is made for comfort. If you like this style, you are definitely in luck but do avoid any plastic-based replicas and faux leather as this simply won’t last.

xxo
Kim

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