How To Manage Working Remotely And Home Maintenance Simultaneously

Lance Ippolito
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The world of remote work is vast with a number of people promising they’ll never return to a traditional office environment. Working at home can make it far easier to maintain your home due to the additional time you have weekly. Using this time to handle maintenance can allow you to have truly free weekends where you can do as you please. Creating a list of things that you need to do regularly and putting it on your online calendar is imperative. Maintenance is neglected due to homeowners simply forgetting over the course of time. The following are tips on how to manage working remotely and home maintenance. 

Don’t Take On Every Single Chore

The importance of delegation when it comes to maintenance tasks cannot be underestimated. Simply because you work at home does not require you to handle all of the chores. You still have a job to do and the housework/maintenance needs to be delegated appropriately. Waiting on a professional to come help with some sort of repair is so convenient when you had to take a day off in the past. Remote workers have a common issue with others not respecting their jobs due to working from home, which is not traditional. Set boundaries about what you are willing to do as if you don’t, you might be taking on all home maintenance/chores alone. 

Hiring help is far easier than in the past as you can look at reviews for specific services and companies that handle them. The past was full of unreliable companies with no accountability as there were no online reviews. Look at online reviews to ensure that you will be spending money with a reliable company rather than one that will take the money and run. 

Landscaping/Lawn Maintenance

Searching landscape design Raleigh can provide the best results. Landscaping is truly an art that can allow your home to have the curb appeal you have always wanted. Lawn maintenance can be a huge undertaking depending on the size of your property. Hiring reliable professionals can be so important and getting referrals from neighbors should not present a challenge. You might have an HOA that already has contracted a landscaping company and is a part of your monthly/annual payment. 

Tuning Up The HVAC System

The HVAC system is going to be very expensive to replace so extending its lifetime is so important. This should be done in the spring and fall before the hottest and coolest months of the year. A part that is not working efficiently can lead to more issues with other expensive parts. You do not want to have to replace the motor or compressor of the system. These can be immensely expensive and you want to reduce bills by having a system that works as efficiently as possible. 

Home maintenance is going to be far easier to get done with the extra time you have from working remotely. Take advantage as your home is a huge investment that you want to increase in overall value.

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