February 22, 2014

Tips to Save on Home Repairs

Save on Home Repairs

save on home repairs

I don’t know about you but it seems this winter has been particularly long and cold. As we approach spring, I look forward to the opportunity to open the windows and air the house out. I also have an ulterior motive for this. After enduring record high electric bills this winter, turning the heat pump off will be a welcome relief to my already shattered utility budget.

Winter is almost over. At least I hope that statement is true. With the melting of the snow, warmer temperatures, and glimpses of what spring has to bring, my mind turns to what needs to be done outside the house. After all, I feel as if we’ve been cooped up for an eternity.

Here are some things we can all do to save on home repairs this spring:

1. Take a good look at the exterior of your home. How did the doors, windows, siding, decks, and stairs fair over the winter? Do you see any obvious repairs which need to be made? If so, are they repairs which you can do yourself or will you need to hire a contractor?

2. Make plans for a family cleanup day. From youngest to oldest, everyone can help out. Simple things like cleaning debris out of flower beds, sweeping the porch, and tearing down cobwebs in the corners all contribute to the cause.

3. Take the opportunity early in the season to wash your windows inside and out. If this project is broken down into manageable time periods, it can all be done before it’s too hot to think about being outside. Once those windows are sparkly clean, everything else in the house seems to shine a little brighter.

Let us know what types of projects you have planned for the spring. Be sure to tell us how you plan to save on home repairs. We love to pass on your tips to our readers!

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