How to Make Managing a Home Easier


Buying a home is an achievement, but it’s not one of those achievements that you get to simply sit back and enjoy. In fact, it’s the opposite. Once you’ve got your hands on the keys, you’ll need to be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time and effort on ensuring that your property stays in tip-top condition. And that’s not always as easy as we’d like it to be, especially if you also have to juggle family and work responsibilities at the same time. There are ways, however, to make managing the home more straightforward. Follow our tips below, and you’ll be helping to keep your home at its best while minimizing time, effort, and money.

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Create a Cleaning Schedule

There’s more than one approach towards keeping your home clean. Some people opt to do quick 10-minute cleanup and organization sessions every day. While that’ll work for some people, if you have a family and a job, then it may not be feasible. Things will always pop up that prevent you from doing those ten minutes of work, and it won’t be long before your home is in a bit of a state. Instead, put together a cleaning schedule that outlines who will do what at which time. It might take a bit of trial and error until you land on the right formula, but once you do, it’ll all be easier to manage. 

Annual Maintenance Tasks

Nothing lasts forever, and at some point or another, you’ll need to make upgrades. However, you can often ensure that there’s as much time as possible before that happens by performing those essential annual maintenance tasks. By checking the roof, exterior walls, gutters, heating system, and other key components of the home once a year, you can help mitigate problems and keep the standards of your property as high as possible, all with minimal effort. 

Making Upgrades

As we said above, nothing lasts forever. There’ll come a point when all aspects of the property have to be replaced. Those jobs can be expensive and frustrating if they come out of the blue, but more manageable if you take proactive action. For example, rather than waiting until something is well past its best before replacing it, you could take proactive action to resolve the issue ahead of time. This approach will also give you time to get home improvement financing and get the best price for the project, rather than having to scrape money together for emergency repairs, which are often more expensive. It’s usually always best to avoid waiting until something becomes essential before getting started!

Connect With Professionals

Finally, building connections with professionals can make things easier. While there are some home tasks that you can — and should — do yourself, some things, such as electrical and plumbing tasks, should be left to the professionals. By identifying reliable tradespeople, you can ensure that you always have something you can call in the event of a problem. Build the connection, and you could be working with them for years. 

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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