Want some easy, everyday tips for maintaining the quality of your home?
Your home is like anything else in your life that you care about — to maintain it, you’ll need to stay committed to giving it your love, energy and attention.
At Mitten Made Properties, we’ve worked with a lot of homeowners in Southeast Michigan who felt overwhelmed by keeping up their home. Usually that’s because they’ve neglected quick, simple tasks and routine maintenance, and the results have piled up.
One way to keep things under control is to stick to a schedule. A little effort now will save you a lot of effort (and stress, and money) in the end. So, here are some weekly, monthly, and yearly to-do’s for maintaining your home.
Vacuum, mow the lawn, clean windows, and wipe down kitchen appliances.
Wipe down drawers, cabinets, baseboards, trim, and windowsills, replace HVAC filters, clean the drains (vinegar and baking soda does the trick), and replace any burned out light bulbs.
Trim unruly vegetation and clear yard debris (think pinecones), clean out the gutters, touch up paint (inside and outside), power wash the siding, sweep the chimney, and winterize water pipes.
That’s not everything, of course, but it’s a good start. Having these items in check will keep your home feeling fresh and livable.
Overall, the best advice we can give you is to pay attention to the state of your home and fix what needs to be fixed as quickly as possible. The longer problems linger, the more complex and costly they become to correct.
Now, we get it. Sometimes it’s just easier to cut ties with an overwhelming property and start fresh in a home that’s more manageable for you.
If you feel this way, Mitten Made Properties can help. Give us a call at (248) 883-3340. We can buy your Metro Detroit home as-is – no matter how much maintenance you’ve let go – for a fair cash price and close in as little as two weeks. How do we do it? Find out on our FAQ page!