Boxing Day Home Maintenance Tips

Why not give the Boxing Day sales a miss this year and spend the time getting your home up to scratch and ready for the New Year instead?

Holidays provide the perfect opportunity to do all of those things around the house that you don’t get time to do through the rest of the year, or if you’re not feeling up to chores it’s at least a good time to start planning out the maintenance work that needs to be done in the year ahead.

Sort through wardrobes and cupboards – Not sure where you’re going to put all your new Christmas presents? You may need to de-clutter your wardrobes or any other storage space so you can make way for all of your new gifts.

Clean the gutters – This is one of those chores that people tend to put off for most of the year but if you have a bit of spare time over then it’s a good idea to clean those gutters so water can escape easily from the house, which is particularly important during summer storm season.

Tidy the garden – Don’t let your garden get out of control during the summer months. You might need to dedicate at least a day to mowing the lawn, pruning trees, getting rid of weeds and clearing footpaths and driveways.

Protect the deck – Check your deck for any signs of rotting and hammer in any nails that are poking out. Your deck may also need a new coat of water-based oil, which will help protect it from the elements and keep it looking great.

Plan contractors – You may not feel confident doing a lot of the repairs and maintenance around your home that needs doing. Luckily you can pay to get the professionals in to do all of the hard work for you. Use the time you’re on holidays to think about the things that need to be done and to lock in any contractors that you need.

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