How many times have you heard home sellers say that their home never looked as good as when it went on the market? They had lived there for years, accepting the problems—be they broken appliances or a cracked storm door or something else—as normal everyday life. But when it went on the market, they finally finished the projects they’d been putting off. Just when their home looks its absolute best, they move to another one.
Truth is, there are a lot of reasons to take good care of your home: you’re ready to have company, you’re prepared to sell if you need to, you’re using the space more efficiently.
The biggest reason, though, is often the most overlooked: you live there.
It’s your home, the place you return to each night, and you’d be surprised to learn how much good care and maintenance can change your perspective on things.
Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas:
- Clean: Thoroughly clean your home from top to bottom! (And if you’re able, go green with the process!)
- Organize: Getting rid of clutter isn’t just important when you’re preparing to move. It’s a simple step you can take, anytime, to improve your living space.
- Repair: If you’re like most home owners, you have dysfunctional features—appliances, doors, windows, flooring, etc—that you’ve learned to live with. Rather than letting these problems build up, take care of them now!
- Maintain: Make the effort to take care of your home along the way, and you’ll reap the benefits in the future!