You may not want to spend money doing maintenance, but being proactive rather than reactive usually costs less money and much less stress! When I teach a home buyer class, I talk about budgeting and planning for maintenance after closing on their new house.
People don’t like to spend money on things that aren’t much fun, but do you want to spend $75 cleaning gutters or $1000 fixing water damage? Or, how about spending a couple hundred dollars on caulking and painting rather than a couple of thousand dollars replacing damaged and rotted wood? There are many suggestions on the internet of what kind of home maintenance is needed. Making an annual schedule can be helpful, breaking it down monthly so that your expenses and time can be spread out to make it more manageable without neglecting.
Our Maintenance Department is for hire and has affordable pricing. If you don’t have the time or if you’re not handy with house maintenance, consider Choice Maintenance to help with your general maintenance chores.