Its pure bliss, glitz, and glamour when you finally build or buy the home of your dreams, but then owning a house comes with a lot of responsibilities; trust me, a whole lot.
Being a home owner goes beyond “I have a fancy place” or a safe haven to escape to, the role of house-keeping and maintenance kicks in immediately. You could say “I could get a help, or a nanny or a handy man”, but how about acquiring first-hand/basic knowledge of these skills by learning how to be your own home keeper before employing the services of another? You should note, that although certain repairs might require the expertise of a professional, a lot of home keeping and maintenance jobs can be easily done by you. It would also help you maintain a healthy budget, cut unnecessary spending, and be aware of how to maintain your home without help.
Yes, painting. You might one day find yourself in the mood to upgrade your sitting room, kitchen or even feel like giving your bedroom a complete makeover, rather than ring up that faraway painter, how about you doing it yourself. Painting is fun and therapeutic, it lifts your spirit with each coat of paint you lay on the wall. Also, the excitement as you just can’t wait to see the finished look creates a more emotional bind with your home. You should try it.
A clogged bathroom sink, or kitchen sink could be a huge problem especially if it happens at night. Most common is the bathroom drain; it clogs as a result of dirt, skin flakes, and strands of hair that over time accumulates, reduces water flow, and then blocks the drain. Instead of waiting for the plumber, this is a problem that can be fixed by simply removing and cleaning out the drain stopper. You could also use a plunger to pull out other dirt that might be stuck in the pipe, or even by removing the drain elbow joint and flushing out the dirt.
Besides the thrill of watching something you planted with your bare hands grow, daily watering, fertilizing, digging, trimming, and more, will give you something to look forward to doing as you wake up in the morning. Excitingly, with gardening, there are additional benefits such as improved flexibility, weight loss, reduced bone loss, and muscle strength. It’s a great way to get in your daily moderate exercise.