25 Helpful Tips That Every Homeowner Should Know: Session 1

Are you new to the wonderful new world of home ownership? Or maybe you’re a home veteran that’s looking for ways to take your home to the next level (or just keep from breaking the bank). Either way, I’m sure you’ve come across some things that you wish someone would have told you. From bills and finances, to taxes, to professional help, to repairs and maintenance, check out our 25 tips that every homeowner should know.  Tune in over the next couple of posts for the remaining tips!

Money Saving Tips/Updates:

1.) Hang a Clothesline:

clothesline Reminiscent of days gone by and country living, clotheslines are a cost effective solution to laundry, even today. To save money on electric costs hang your clothes outside on the line. The sun will sanitize your clothes while the summer breeze gives your clothes a fresh, refreshing smell. Live in the city? Try stringing a line in your laundry room or storage space. This also works great during the winter months.

2.) Turn Down the Water Heater: Really, even in the dead of winter, who needs water hot enough to boil an egg? Turn down your water heater to about 120 degrees. This will really cut down on the cost of heating water, as the water heater will maintain the water at whatever temperature you set, even if you are not using it. This will also prevent accidental scalding, particularly if you have kids in the house.

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