Tackling those home repair projects
Spring and summer are an ideal time to get to home repair and maintenance projects done. If you want to sell your home this season, this is especially true. It’s hard to find motivation to do these chores, especially if you don’t have the tools or the know-how. That’s where hiring a Calgary handyman can help. Here are some tips for tackling home repair projects:
Make a to-do list.
Walk around your home’s interior and exterior and make a list of projects you must do. You might find that baseboards need to be painted, window’s washed and/or a leaky faucet needs to be repaired. Having a clear list of what needs to be done can help you create a plan of action.
Prioritize the list.
There will be items on the list that should take priority over other items. For example, a leaky pipe or faucet will have to be fixed right away. Not only will you be paying for wasted water, leaky plumbing can also cause some seriously expensive water damage. Other must-do-right-away jobs include roof damage, broken window panes or seals and electrical repairs. Putting them off could cause damage or hazards in the home.
Only attempt what you can achieve.
If you only have one weekend to work on things, don’t bite off more than you can chew. Choose two or three manageable projects that you can do reasonably within your abilities, time and budget allowances. For the rest, consider hiring a handyman service in Calgary. They can check multiple items off your list in a day, saving you a lot of time and headache. There are some home repair jobs, like electrical or plumbing work, that you should leave to the pros.
Make hay when the sun shines.
If you have some outdoor projects to tackle, take advantage of good weather while you have it. If you wake up on a Saturday and the sun is shining, get an early start on your deck, fencing or landscape project. You never know when the weather can change, and the project will be put off even longer.
Think about decluttering.
If you feel overwhelmed by the number of projects on your list, consider decluttering and reorganizing first. Having clutter free spaces in the home and garage can reduce anxiety, improve mood and increase productivity. Once that’s done, you’ll feel better and might feel more motivated to take on the other projects on the list. Learn how to organize a garage in 5 steps.