It’s not always easy to save money for things around the home. Especially if you like to spend your spare time scrolling Pinterest or flicking through the pages of an interior design magazine, after all, there is always some new trend or remarkable inspiration to discover. However, it does make good sense to set at least some money aside for the important, but often not considered jobs, described below.
Better / more organisation
If you think your home is perfectly organised already, you are either lying or deluded. Perfection when it comes to organisation isn’t possible because there are always new things coming into your space, and old items being thrown out.
Instead, it pays to think of organisation as more of an on-going project, one that you can refine as you go. With that in mind, having a little money on hand, with which to buy new baskets, bins, and storage containers when needed is a smart move indeed.
Deep cleaning supplies
Another cost in the home that you should tuck a little money away for is deep cleaning supplies. I’m not talking so much about your everyday surface cleansers and dusters here, but more the supplies and equipment that will help you get stuck into the deep caked-on grime. You know the stuff that lurks under the sink, and in the grout of the bath tiles.
Happily, there is a range of excellent tools you can now get including tile scrubbers on telescopic handles that means you don’t have to bend so much while you achieve a deep clean. You can even get versions that are motor-driven, something that allows you to get a stunning clean and shine on your tiles with minimal effort. Now, isn’t that something worth saving for, I don’t know what is?!
Home emergencies are something else that you should always have money stashed away to cover. After all, it’s pretty hard to keep your house in order if you have a broken window or a leaky roof!
It’s a good idea to investigate things like Roof leak repair costs beforehand as well. Then you can estimate how much you are likely to need to save in case the worst does happen. In fact, by being able to get a home emergency like a hole in the roof fixed quickly, you can help preserve your interiors, textile and furniture from any unnecessary damage.
Furniture maintenance, repairs, and replacements
While we are on the subject of furniture, it is vital to keep some money aside for maintenance, repair, and even to replace critical items. Happily, maintenance is mostly easy and low cost as it usually only involves cleaning and minor repairs.
More significant repairs such as recovering a whole sofa or replacing a critical piece such as a bed can cost a lot more though. However, because these furniture items have such an enormous impact on the quality of our lives, making sure you have enough money to replace them with equal or better quality items is essential.