Many of us have busy schedules and don’t always have the time or energy to clean up after ourselves as we should. If you’ve been feeling guilty about not doing more, I’m here to tell you that your efforts are more than worth it!
Make a commitment to yourself to keep your home in perfect shape. In this article, we’ll discuss various ways to do just that!
Inspect Your Roof
One of the most overlooked aspects of home care is roof inspection. In order to have roof inspections, you need to have a good understanding of its components and how they function. A properly maintained roof can help reduce your energy bills and improve your home’s structural integrity.
Here are some tips for inspecting your roof:
Check for cracks in the rafters. These areas are prone to water damage and can cause major structural problems over time.
Look for signs of wear or damage. This includes shingles that are curled, torn, or missing altogether, as well as sloping roofs that are bowed or have deep cracks.
Inspect thermal insulation. If it’s damaged, this could lead to dangerously high temperatures inside your home in the wintertime.
Check for signs of leaks. If there’s any water seeping through the roof, it may be best to fix it right away before it causes more damage.
Keep Counters Clean
One of the first things that you can do to keep your home in perfect shape is to keep your counters clean. Not only are they a visual focal point of your kitchen, but they also serve as a major work surface.
If dirt, debris, and food particles accumulate on your counters, it will not only be a hassle to clean them yourself, but it will also lead to dangerous health hazards. Accordingly, make cleaning your counters a top priority each week by following these simple tips:
First and foremost, always use a designated cleaner for countertops. These cleaners are specifically designed to combat stubborn dirt and grime, and they will not damage painted surfaces or leave behind toxins.
Secondly, be sure to use plenty of elbow grease when cleaning. Wipe down surfaces with a mixture of hot water and detergent until they are completely clean. Do not let water sit on the countertop for more than several minutes. This will cause mildew to form.
Finally, toss any consumable items like wrappers or packaging into the garbage before cleaning your counters. This will help prevent dirt and debris from accumulating in recyclable materials that later need to be cleaned out.
Make Your Bed Every Day
How often do you make your bed? It’s not as hard as you think it is, and it can make a big impact on your home’s appearance and satisfaction. A well-made bed lets the room look more organized, polished, and clean.
Follow these simple guidelines to make your bed every day:
- Start by picking a consistent time for making your bed each day. This will help you establish a routine, which will help keep things moving smoothly.
- Remove any clutter from around the bed before making it. This includes newspapers, magazines, packaging materials, and other debris.
- Lay out all of your sheets, blankets, and pillows on the bed. Make sure that the sheets are properly aligned so that the ends of the blankets overlap by at least one inch.
- Fold each sheet in half so that the crease is on the inside of the sheet. Drape one edge of the blanket over one-fold of the sheet then tuck under the opposite edge of the blanket. Repeat with remaining blanket edges.
Clean Out Your Rain Gutters
If your gutters are clogged with debris, it’s time to clean them out. You can do this yourself or have a professional do it for you.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Clear the gutters of all leaves, fallen branches, and other debris.
- Add a layer of “gutter guard” spikes in order to prevent large objects from falling down the gutter. These spikes will stop cats and other critters from climbing up and into your gutters.
- Pour a layer of roofing tar down the drain of each gutter approximately 8 inches wide. This will help block water and debris from flowing down the gutters into your yard and below ground level where it can cause major flooding problems.
- Run a broom and bucket through each gutter once or twice per week during heavy rainstorms in order to dislodge any debris that has collected on the bristles of the broom.
As a busy person, it’s important for you to have your house in perfect shape all the time so that you can relax and focus on other things. By using these tips, you’ll have a spotless home in no time!