5 TRIED & PROVEN TIPS: HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON HOME REPAIRS

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Submitted Date 10/17/2019
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5 Tried & Proven Tips: How To Save Money on Home Repairs

Are you looking for ways to save money on home repairs? Or, do you desire to save money on home appliances? Continue reading to learn five tried and proven tips many families currently use to keep within their budgets.

Changing Family Roles

The roles of father and mother in a family changed many decades ago. Back in the days, women's responsibility is to care for the home while the father's primary duty is to provide financially.

The tables have turned. The home chores and duties are no longer the primary duty of mums. Moreover, fathers are not the sole financier of the family as it used to be. Overall, more moms and dads are seeking ways to save money.

The state of the economy is one significant reason many families have more than one working. On the other hand, there are also more struggling single-parent families on the rise.

Trends Related to Do-It-Yourself

Do it yourself (DIY) is trending to save money on home repairs and other areas of living. One of the consequences of homeownership is the cost of performing maintenance and repairs yourself. Many individuals are seeking ways to save money on home repairs through DIY avenues.

This article will focus on proven tips that can help you focus on managing home repair expenses and home repair costs. Below are some tried and verified tips that genuinely work.

1) Keep the Manual of All Home Appliances

Do you keep information on your home appliances? Do you know where they are located?

Some of the faults of your home appliances can be solved by searching the manual if you keep it and gently go through it. This can help you save money on home repairs, instead of calling a technician every time there is a leak or minor fault with the household appliances.

Most producers will allow you to download manuals on their website if you can recall the product model number. And, keeping them on the computer in a particular file will allow access more easily. If you keep the original manuals, then consider placing them all together in one location.

2) Buy Household Items Yourself

Are you building a new home and need new household items? Or, are you using the help of a contractor to purchase the required items?

Allowing contractors to shop for your household items for you is not ideal - if you want to save the cost of repairs in the future. Most of the time, the contractors buy substandard goods to save themselves more money. This may leave the owner of the products with more frequent spending on household items instead of saving money on home repairs.

Buy home appliances and home furnishing items yourself to be sure of the quality. Moreover, ask for a warranty for "back-up" if you choose to allow others to buy for you. Before you hire a technician (to buy for you), ensure it is not an item you can buy yourself – especially if you have the technical know-how.

3) The Golden Rule

Do you know the Golden Rule when it comes to saving on home repairs?

It is stated that "know when you need a repair and when you need something new." Instead of spending over 50% cost on repairs, it is advisable to buy a new appliance instead.

For instance, you have a washing machine, which is giving you many challenges. When you research the cost of repair, you find it will cost you $300 to repair the machine. But, you can purchase a brand new one of similar value for $500. The cost of repair is more than 50% of what it would cost you to replace the machine with a brand new one. So, it is better to go with the new purchase.

Another option would be to shop around for a slightly used washing machine with a warranty. This avenue can also save you and your family money.

4) Do it Yourself (DIY)

Are you a do-it-yourself type of person? Or, are you interested in learning?

You can take time to absorb information about how to repair the basic aspect of home appliances. This will save you and your family money on home repairs in the long run.

For example, when there is low pressure on the water coming from your tap, you can search the internet for possible solutions. One solution is to gently detach the water valve to ensure it isn't blocked. Minerals such as lead or debris within the pipe can prevent it from flowing properly. This causes difficulties in the water coming out of the tap. A simple cleaning could solve this challenge for you. After cleaning the valve, you replace it the same way you detached it.

When you begin to understand the basic concepts of simple home repairs, you can save more money. Then, you are in a better position to manage home repair expenses. You are also at an advantage while negotiating with the technician – if you understand more details of what is really needed for the repair.

5) Seek Government Rebates

Do you like free money? Have you thought about seeking government rebates?

In an attempt to save money on home repairs, governments of some countries have implemented incentives on the repairs of appliances. Some examples include air conditioner systems and heating systems.

Research to find out if there is a subsidy on managing home repair expenses from the government in your country. You may be surprised at the savings you can find.

Finding the Best Options to Save Money on Home Repairs

We have touched on five of many ways to save money on home repairs. To get started on saving, remember to keep all home appliances and electronic manuals in one location.

Shop for the best prices in home furnishings and appliances plus purchase them yourself. Use the Golden Rule for saving money on home repairs. Grow in knowledge in the area of do-it-yourself. Plus, check for any government rebates which provide you and your family free money.

Unfortunately, there will always be something to repair in the home or to replace from time to time. However, learning to follow these five different money-saving tips can offer a better tomorrow for you and your family.

What ways do you save money on home repairs? Please share with us your ideas!

 

 

 

Barbi Green

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  • Ashley Aker 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    I'm still a renter, but I always research my issues on the internet for possible causes and DIY repairs. Some problems I have solved without bothering the owner, and some I found I need a professional. Youtube always has a tutorial to use for easy fixes. Thanks, Barbi!

    • Barbi Green 3 months, 3 weeks ago

      Hello Ashley! We also rent and it has been helpful to research repair info before calling the owner here too! And, I enjoy learning new things in this way which makes me a better person overall!