September 23rd, 2019 | Homes
Make your home do the housework
Love me some housework? No, thanks!
If you, like us, are not into the extra jobs that keep your house clean and tidy, you may be happy to know that Don Aslett & his daughter Laura wrote an entire book for all the lazy, or better yet, smart souls that don’t want to spend too much time doing house chores.
Now, you can either go read their book here, or start from our quick summary of their 7 principles.
So let’s get started!
1) Simplify. For example, have one striking vase, not a collection of them.
2) Camouflage. This doesn’t mean you should just hide your home’s dirt, but for instance a patterned rug is easier to appear and stay clean than solid coloured one.
3) Concentrate the cleaning. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could just get all houseplants cleaned – yes, they need to be dusted too – in one area, instead of running all over the house in search of the missing plant?
4) Make things convenient. Set what you use the most on the nearest surface.
5) Avoid high-maintenance materials. This one may be obvious, but important to remember. For example, a gas range top with unsealed burners may be harder to clean than a ceramic cooktop. Choose wisely!
6) Avoid multiple surfaces. If you are about to renovate your home, remember that one floor covering is easier to care for than several different ones.
7) Keep things compatible. If you use the same faucet in every bath, for example, getting replacement parts is simpler – and cheaper.
What do you think of Don & Laura’s 7 principles? Have you read the book? Let us know in the comment section below!
Meanwhile, if you’ve got any Real Estate questions, get in touch with us, we’ll be happy to help!