Perhaps no adage about cleanliness is more applicable and relevant to today than “”One who maintains cleanliness keeps away diseases.” At a time where a global pandemic is slowly being treated, having sanitary measures outside the old norm is a must. When it comes to the home, apart from the fact that you need to make sure everything is wiped clean and sanitized, you also should consider its parts and utilities.
You have to make sure that they’re working properly because you’re spending hours upon hours inside of your home. In spite of lowered quarantine restrictions and the country going into alert level 2, it’s still important to keep your home clean and functioning because it’s where you go to after work and where you spend time with your loved ones. The best way to do this is through regular maintenance. Here are a few tips for taking care of your home in Laguna.
Create A Schedule Of Maintenance
Maintenance is effective especially if done on a regular and consistent basis. The best way to do this is to put up a schedule that you can follow. Depending on how simple (or comprehensive) your list is going to be, putting it on paper is the key for consistency. Regardless whether it’s a spreadsheet or a simple sheet of paper, so long as it’s written down, you won’t have to worry about forgetting them.
Arrange maintenance tasks according to urgency and frequency. To make things simpler, just create a list of things you do on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis. Under those headings, state what needs to be done.
Here’s an example of a weekly checklist:
- Floors: Vacuum carpets and sanitize floor tiles..
- Yard: Prune plants, get rid of foliage and check for any irregularities on your fence..
- Clean and de-clog shower and sink drains, bleach bathroom tiles with acid and clean out shower heads.
The secret to successful maintenance is to be consistent with it. Putting up a simplified and comprehensive list should help you out with that.
Label Your Storage Accordingly
How do you prevent your Laguna home from the perils of looking disorganized? Having an organized labeling and storage strategy in place. It’s important to have different items stored in the right place not only because it’s more convenient for you, but also because you’d like to keep your children safe from otherwise harmful substances.
For example, cleaning substances like bleach, detergent and the like need to be placed in a high enough area where children can’t reach them. So putting them on a cupboard above the kitchen should be good enough, otherwise lock them in a way on a drawer or cabinet near your bathroom. You can label that particular cupboard or cabinet accordingly for convenience’s sake. For materials like WD40, wrenches, screwdrivers and anything that deals with mechanical items, have them put near the garage or a drawer close to where you find yourself using these items. Not only does this make your home safe and hazard-free, it also helps you find the item you’re looking for when you need it.
Maximize Space, Make Room For More
Another important factor when maintaining your home is to keep it as spacious as possible. Having generous spaces across your home allows you to move around more freely and facilitates the possibility of adding more valuable items in your home like furniture or other furnishings.
Creating space means having to determine which items need to go and which ones can stay. In the words of the insightful Marie Kondo, “Discard everything that does not spark joy.” If it doesn’t add value to you or if it doesn’t make you happy, you can go ahead and get rid of it. This creates more space for you to work with - and the more space you have, the easier it is to maintain your home in Laguna and move around.
Coordinate With Your Property Manager
If you’re looking for utility experts that can help you with your electrical or plumbing needs, coordinate with your property manager. Since your property manager knows the make and essentially, every facet of your home, it makes sense to coordinate with them so you know how to best maintain these utilities, or make sure that no damage is done.
You could also ask your property manager if they know a small firm or agency that they work with that handles these issues. If an agency is vetted and vouched for by your property manager, there’s a big chance that whatever utility issue you have will get resolved since they are probably the same specialists who worked on your home prior to you moving in.
At the end of the day, with enough patience and consistency, you’ll eventually get the hang of taking care of your home in Laguna. Eventually, it becomes a fulfilling and rewarding task that you’ll eventually look forward to doing.