Owning your home comes with a lot of perks – like no longer paying expensive rent! But, you might’ve noticed that home ownership isn’t exactly cheap, either. Living costs continue to rise and home maintenance is more expensive than it used to be. So, we’ve gathered 15 ways that you and all other American homeowners can use to save money.
This list includes 15 things you should do immediately to reduce the cost of home maintenance in the long run. Read about them below and click the links to get more useful information.
1. Clean Dirty Carpets With Vinegar
Many of us hate the smell, taste, and overall look of vinegar. But it can actually be your best friend when it comes to removing stains off of your carpet. If you suddenly spilled coffee, red wine, or anything else on your carpet, don’t quickly rely on a rag soaked with soap and water.
Vinegar is used to clean many surfaces, including rugs. Once you’ve suddenly spilled red wine on your carpet, pour some vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the surface of the stain. Allow the vinegar to sit in the strain for a few minutes before blotting it out. This is a way better alternative than having to go on your hands and knees to scrub out the wine stain.