How often do you find yourself having a complete meltdown over something in your home? It’s so easy to feel as though your home just isn’t jelling with you. All of these great ideas that you once used to have suddenly melted into the ground as you realize how stressful running a home is. Because we know that a large number of people who may stumble across this blog post will be new homeowners. Whether you’re new because you used to rent before, or whether you’re new because you’re only just moving out of your parent’s home. Until you come home and realize how much there is to do, and how little time you have to relax, you won’t realize how different running your own home is. We bet that when you were saving and racing around to try and get out of your parent’s house, all you would think about is the freedom that it brings. So when the nightmares start setting in, and they no doubt will over time, this article should be a solution for you. We’re going to talk about some of the most common homeowner nightmares, hopefully, you can relate to at least one of them!
We wanted to talk about this first because we believe it’s the way that so many people are suffering right now. Moving into your own home with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with can easily turn into moving into a home with a person who you loath. It’s as though there are some things that you never noticed about them before because you may not have lived together before. The arguments about who is going to do the dishes every night come around, and it can leak into your actual relationship. All the sudden small arguments over the bills and who is going to do the washing turns into bigger arguments that are hard to handle. So, that vision of moving in with your prince charming soon washes away. What you can do is figure out a system that helps reduce the arguments for good. One night they cook the dinner and do the dishes, and you’ll run the hoover around the house. The next night you swap, and that way the home is always clean and the jobs are equal. If your partner isn’t prepared to do this, then have you moved in with the right person? If this is your nightmare that you’re suffering through at the minute, we’d hope that a bit of simple communication is all that’s needed to make things better.
Breezes & Bills
Now onto problems that you might be experiencing with your home itself. Sometimes our homes just know how to throw problems at us at the right time, and at this time of year when the weather is a bit colder, the last thing you need is to feel a draft coming through that’s set to keep your house cold. You might notice that bills are slightly higher than when you first moved in as well. There is usually one culprit, and it’s usually only older homes or older windows that suffer. Windows are now more advanced than they have ever been before, but they’re subject to such harsh weather that they break and degrade quicker than most parts of the home. Granted, windows can still last 10+ years without anything needing to be done to them. But if you are noticing a bit of a draft then it might be time to do something about it. Replacement windows for the home are easy enough to source, all you have to do is contact a window company local to you and figure out what you want. There are now triple-glazed windows that keep your home toastier than ever before and keep it nice and quiet. If you live on the main road your aim should be to make the house as quiet as possible, and windows play more of a part in that than you might realize. This should then see your bills go down, which are actually easier than ever to control whilst we’re talking about heating bills. You can now automate your home which means you can turn things on and off from your phone, so there’s no need to leave your home heated all day. You can turn it on at a prime time so you’re always coming back to a warm home. It also allows you to see the bills as they’re rising, making it easier to keep to a budget.
Everyone is going to have maintenance issues, but some of the hardest are simple tasks such as cleaning all the rooms on the weekend or doing the ironing. For homeowners, it’s probably one of the worst tasks in the world. However, if you are living with someone it does become far easier. You can split the jobs, and most definitely should be if you’re feeling the stress. All it takes is one Saturday money and all of the household chores are done for the weekend. You then have the rest of the days to relax. Once you get a system going you’ll find it so much easier to maintain your home. If there are bigger issues going on, such as door handles that don’t work, or lights that keep breaking, find yourself a handyman. If it’s not your partner, then perhaps someone in your family can help. They’re usually only small issues that can be fixed so quickly by someone in the know.
Decor That Doesn’t Fit
There are two things that this can mean. The first is that you’ve brought too many items and they don’t fit in your home. It’s a rookie error to make to not measure up, but there’s always a way of selling it on to someone else. You might not make as much money, but at least it gets out of your home. The second is choosing decor such as wallpaper that just doesn’t match the rest of the room. We know not everyone is an interior designer goddess, but you could take a look at interior design Instagram pages for inspiration as to how to get your home to fit together.