The ability to differentiate between home repairs and improvements that you can make yourself and those that will require the help of a contractor is a very important skill to have. Not only will this skill prevent you from spending more money than you need to on professional services, but it will also help you to avoid costly mistakes by attempting DIY projects that are out of your league. It is my hope that this information contained in this blog will help you to obtain this skill. More importantly, it is my hope that once you have identified a project you wish to take on, this information in this blog will help you to get the job done.
If you're like many people, you might leave your furniture in the same place for years at a time. However, getting in the habit of moving your furniture around more often can be a great idea for many reasons. These are a few main reasons to consider switching things up every few months -- or even every few weeks!
Give Your Home a New Look
So many people find themselves feeling bored with their homes over time. You might think that you have to spring for a pricey remodel in order to give your home some new "life," but this does not have to be the case at all. If you rearrange your furniture and decor often, you can give your home a new look almost instantly, without having to spend more than just a little bit of time. In fact, you can get creative and switch things from room to room rather than just rearranging the items in each set room.
Avoid Damaging Your Flooring
Your flooring can really take a beating from your furniture. For example, if your heavy couch sits on your plush carpet for months or years at a time without being moved, it can cause permanent indentations in your carpet. By moving your furniture regularly, you can help prevent these indentations. Using furniture coasters, carpet remnants and area rugs to help create a barrier between your furniture and your flooring can also help.
Get a Deeper, Better Clean
If you're leaving your furniture in the same place for a long time, there's a chance that dirt, dust, pet hair and other debris is building up in the areas that you can't see or reach. It can be easy to forget about these areas until you move your furniture years later. If you move your furniture around frequently, however, you'll give yourself the chance to get a more thorough clean of these areas. Then, you don't have to worry about the dust and pet hair piling up and potentially causing allergy-related symptoms and other issues, and you'll feel good about just how fresh and clean your home is.
As you can see, it is smart to consider rearranging the furniture and decor in your home on a regular basis. If you don't already do so, give it a try this weekend. Once you do, you're sure to find yourself wanting to rearrange things even more often in the future.