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Tips For Keeping Your Home In The Best Condition

We have made it through the cold winter months, and with being at home much more than we normally are.  We have found all the little niggling things around the home that need looking at.

Being a homeowner, does not just mean paying the bills it also comes with the added responsibility of maintaining the property as well. This can also help keep costs down in the long run.

1. Stop The Drafts

double glazing

Probably the one thing we all notice is drafts, if our windows are old they need to be replaced.  Double glazed windows, are probably one of the most important improvements you can make to your home. Not only will the put an end to the drafts you feel around the house, they will also reduce your heating bills in the long run.  As your home will be warmer and you will find you can turn your heating down.

Double glazed windows, also make a huge reduction in noise from outside.  We live in an old Victorian house and our old windows were sash windows that were lovely, but let in a lot of drafts and noise.  We took our time to find replacements that fitted with the style of our house.  The difference they made in keeping our rooms warmer the noise level as well, especially as we live on a busy main road.

Also look at replacing front and back doors, as these can be where a lot of drafts come from and are often forgotten about.

2. Guttering


One thing that is often over looked, until you find a problem is your guttering.  We recently had all our guttering and facias replaced as they had not been done in ages.  If you do not want to do this at the moment it is always beneficial to check and clean out your guttering regularly.

3. Keep heating costs down

You will have seen my post on energy saving tips, this is something we can all do, more so if you replace your windows.  Your home will be so much warmer.  Plus the little things like taking a shower instead of a bath.

4. Updating Rooms

Over lockdown we have totally gutted two rooms in our home our bedroom and bathroom.  In our bedroom as it is the room we have put up thicker curtains and got a huge fluffy rug that make the room warmer and cosier.  This means that we have had to turn the heating down in there a lot more than we expected.

In our bathroom we have taken out the radiator that was there, and replaced it with a heated towel rail. This has made a huge difference.  Our bathroom stays warm and towels are  kept warm and dry.  I had one in my very first property I owned and did not realise how much I missed having it.

Have you been up to any house renovations during lockdown, or been looking at ways to give your property some tlc and keep your outgoings down.  If so I would love to hear about them.

Tips For Keeping Your Home In The Best Condition


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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • Chloe
    14th May 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Great tips on this blog, I have kept busy during lockdown clearing out my wardrobes & finishing off my bedroom renovation 🙂

    • admin
      15th May 2021 at 9:55 am

      I hate sorting out my wardbrobe but always feel better for doing it

  • Carly Belsey
    15th May 2021 at 7:37 am

    our whole house needs to be updated. When you paint a room I think it gives it a new lease of life.

    • admin
      15th May 2021 at 9:51 am

      I agree it is amazing what painting the walls can do to a room

  • Margaret Gallagher
    15th May 2021 at 9:35 am

    Just having a nest installed – guttering done

    • admin
      15th May 2021 at 9:49 am

      Guttering is the one thing I always forget about

  • Laura
    16th May 2021 at 12:48 pm

    We are going to be getting a new door shortly as we have an old wooden one and we get such a draught through it.

    • admin
      17th May 2021 at 9:08 am

      We had the same problem a few years ago, it really makes a difference

  • Debbie+Hoare
    17th May 2021 at 12:21 am

    Great tips! I’v been de-cluttering as I just had so much ‘stuff’ that I didn’t use anymore. Now I have lots more space. I’v also been sorting out the gaps where all those drafts come in and getting them all closed up. Lockdown has been good for getting our houses in order!

    • admin
      17th May 2021 at 9:03 am

      I am terrible for keeping things, my husband hates that part of me, but I do always love a good declutter. Lockdown has been great for that side of things

  • Stev Rigby
    17th May 2021 at 7:20 pm

    There always seems to be something needing doing but this article hits on two things that are already being looked at guttering and refreshing rooms!

    • admin
      20th May 2021 at 1:26 pm

      There is always something, I admit I never think of guttering but it is such an important thing to look at. I always love a full room makeover we have two done and now looking for the next

  • Susan B
    18th May 2021 at 8:54 am

    That’s quite a comprehensive and accurate list! Good quality double or triple glazed windows are a must if any funds are available for refurbishing. I also found that replacing my front door without a letterbox substantially reduced heat loss and noise from outside. There are plenty of good quality unobtrusive letterboxes.

    • admin
      20th May 2021 at 1:18 pm

      Replacement windows are such a good investment and worth being something to do at the top of your list of things to do. I had honestly not thought of a front door without a letterbox

  • justine meyer
    18th May 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Love the tips on here I am constantly going round switching off plugs and lights it drives me mad

    • admin
      20th May 2021 at 1:05 pm

      It is little things like that, that are really annoying and seems to go on in every home

    27th June 2021 at 11:02 am

    Great tips very handy x


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