When you first purchased your home, I bet you were excited about your new endeavor, thrilled to finally have a place to call your own. You thought about how you'd renovate and remodel, and style, decorate and design. Your options were limitless.
Now fast forward a few years, and here we are. You’re starting to noticing problems with your home above and beyond what you originally considered. Decorating has gone from a fun pastime to an unpleasant chore, and you just don’t have the same enthusiasm for your home as you used to.
So what do you do when you're stuck in a rut, and feel bored and passionless about your home? You look for solutions, and that's what this blog post is here to help with. We have three ways to help you if you're feeling bored with your home.
What To Do If You're Bored Of Your Home
Bored Of The Costs?
The costs involved with homeownership may not be clear when you first purchase your home, but they become all too real like, really fast. If you're bored with paying for unexpected expenses like appliance repairs and property maintenance projects, it's time to find cost saving solutions, like these:
1. Keep a credit card on hand for emergencies only. Find a card that pays you back, has a low interest rate and little to no fees.
2. Contribute weekly (or monthly) to a household savings account. These funds are to be used for household projects only.
3. Purchase yearly maintenance programs for things such as gutter cleaning and lawn care. Depending on your service provider, you can pay in one lump sum or spread your payments out over the course of a season.
4. Purchase protection plans for HVAC, plumbing and other major appliances.
5. Keep all warranties for siding, roofing, gutters and other home improvement products you may have purchased in a safe place, and refer to them in case you run into any issues with the products during the life of the warranty.
Bored Of The Location?
If you're anything like me, you tend to want a change of scenery every few years. For example, when I was living in the city, I started to tire of the hustle and bustle and wanted a place that was a little more rural. When living too remotely became a drag, I found a happy medium living in an urban area. If you do consider moving house again, you're going to want to keep the process of buying a new home as simple as possible. Using an experienced, trustworthy mortgage company and a reputable realtor can really help to keep you on the right track to new homeownership. Not sure where you'd even move to? Check out these 10 Personality Quizzes About Where To Live That Are Actually Super Accurate that Bustle curated to get an idea of where you actually belong.