Each of us spends the majority of lives inside our house. Whether it be cooking in the cramped kitchen, a shower with the unpredictable hot water, the leaky roof over the garage or the chaos in the Tupperware compartment, there is always something. Does your house pass the test, or can you spot the area that needs improvement? Here are 5 things you can improve on today:
Lets face it, the kitchen is where you’re going to cook, and possible eat the majority of your food. Any good kitchen should have enough room for two so there is opportunity to share the experience. There is nothing worse than being unable to open the oven because someone else is washing the dishes. Often kitchens can become cluttered with endless plastic containers without lids, and unnecessary jars saved because they looked pretty. Getting rid of some of these items can give you more room in the cupboards, and provide a stress free cooking environment.
Comfort is important in a home, and having a bath is the absolute luxury. If you’re not into soaking in the bath, just ensuring there is good shower with decent hot water can change that tough day into a relaxing night’s sleep at the end of the day. Remember to keep the bathroom free of clutter and junk, to avoid the buildup of dust and dampness. Dampness can cause sinus and breathing problems, so being able to avoid it is ideal.
Structural problems to a house are always an unwanted, but necessary expense. In strong winds, the roof is the most likely place to get damaged. A leak from the roof could indicate that the roof felt lining in your roof needs replacing. The roof felt allows for an extra layer of insulation, and provides a preventative against future leaks. In the case of ongoing leaks that keep persisting, it would be best to get your roof checked by a professional.
Piling the bills on the table in the hallway is not always the best way of organising your files. Having a system that works is important with all the household paperwork. Having an organised and accessible place to store your bills can help with paying bills on time, and ensuring you can always find that reference number without embarrassment, or ensure you have enough left over in the budget to buy that thing you had your eye on.
Routine is important in our day to day lives, so why not have a routine with your household chores to ensure their is less to do later. Picking up after yourself, or washing your dishes as you go saves time in the long run and results in a cozier home environment. Sharing household responsibilities takes the burden off fighting over who created the mess. Designate tasks to different household members and spend 15 minutes a day cleaning rather than 2 hours on your weekend. Having a daily cleaning schedule can help with each person taking responsibility for their chores.