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Home Maintenance Projects That Really Aren't Worth It
Planting Annuals
It might be tempting to fill your yard with greenery and color, but planting flowers from seeds takes a lot of time and effort, especially if you have to replace them every year.
Instead of choosing temporary flowers, look for perennial flowers, since all you’ll need to do every year is a little weeding and adding some fertilizer.
Updating Light Fixtures & Hardware Frequently
When it comes to lighting, always think about functionality over what’s trending. There’s always something new on the market, but you want to make sure you have a well-lit room.
If you feel pressure to change something, focus on table lamps and other flexible changes that aren’t permanent, like swapping a lightbulb for a softer color or more modern style.
Hand-Washing Your Curtains
Most curtains go untouched for long periods of time, but you’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to deep clean your curtains unless there’s an obvious spill or stain.
Handwashing curtains will take a lot of time and energy. Instead, work some simple things into your cleaning routine, like dusting, vacuuming, and applying fabric freshener.
Hiring Professional Carpet Cleaners
Carpets obviously collect a lot of stains, spill, and debris, but that doesn’t mean you need to hire carpet cleaners every year. Instead, vacuum and spot clean on a regular basis.
You should also shampoo and deodorize your carpets semi-regularly. A few drops of essential oils mixed with water can go a long way.
Additionally, deep cleaning vacuums like the TurboClean™ PowerBrush Pet Carpet Cleaner can do the job just as well as professional carpet cleaners.
Washing Your Windows In The Summer
Dust and dirt on your windows can leave your room feeling a little hazy, but unless there’s real dirt and mud on them, you can skip washing your windows during warmer months.
Instead, you can rinse the windows with a garden hose or purchase a window cleaner spray to make the job easier, like The Blue Bottle Outdoor Sprayer by Windex.