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4 Ways To Save on Home Maintenance

The following is a sponsored guest post that may or may not represent the views of Mommy Ramblings.

As a homeowner, it’s easy to shell out a nice chunk of money keeping your home in good condition. However, that doesn’t mean all your hard earned cash needs to go into home maintenance. Instead, you need to think about ways to save on home maintenance, and then actively work towards doing so. While everyone’s situation is slightly different, the following are a few simple ways you can save on home maintenance and put your money away for something you’ll enjoy.

Opt for DIY

When you want to save money, consider doing some maintenance on your own instead of hiring someone else to do it. There are plenty of small jobs around your house that you can easily do yourself, such as install a sink, replace a light fixture, or even update your front door. Before you get quotes on different jobs, be sure to look at the task at hand and see if it’s something you can spend a few hours tackling. By investing a little bit of time, you can end up saving a fortune.

Know when to hire a professional.

Although you can save money by doing things yourself, it’s also important you realize when you need to hire a professional. After all, putting certain jobs in the hands of trusted professionals can ensure the job gets done right the first time and can save you from spending more money trying to do it again. For instance, if you have an intricate plumbing problem, it’s smarter for you to hire a trusted plumber than to do the job yourself and do it wrong. If not, you’ll end up spending almost twice as much having someone come in to fix your mistakes.

Don’t put it off.

One of the biggest reasons home improvements are so expensive is because homeowners put them off until they’ve become too big to tackle. When this happens, the cost inevitably goes up. Make it a point to inspect your home thoroughly at least once a year, if not more. This way, you can make note of areas that need your attention before they get out of control. If you’re ever unsure, have a professional come in and do a home inspection every now and then. This can make you aware of underlying issues you may not have known existed, and it could save you a ton of money in the end.

Make smart decisions.

Unfortunately, there’s not a product out there that will look good and last forever, but there are products out there that are better than others. For instance, if you are building a home, opting for materials like brick or stone is a good choice. They will hold up better and stay looking newer longer, even when exposed to harsh weather conditions. By making the investment in stone or brick, you are helping your house stay in better condition with a product that doesn’t need as much maintenance. If you make smart decisions like this throughout your home, you can save money on home maintenance in the future.

Maintaining your home may not be the most enjoyable thing you have to do as a homeowner, but it is a necessity. If you make smart decisions and follow these tips, you can end up saving money on your home maintenance, which will make you happier in the long run as well.

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How To Fix Scratches and Chips in Your Car’s Paint-Flash #Giveaway

Are you sick of seeing that scratch or chip in your car’s paint? Did a stone kick up and leave your car sporting a nice chip that you feel is anything but nice? Have no fear, you can fix it up easily with Chipex.


I have a pearl paint on my Toyota Sienna but it was easy for me to order my Chipex kit in the exact paint color of my van. When you have a pearl or metallic paint, you will have an extra step in the repair process. If you don’t have a pearl or metallic paint on your vehicle, you will have only one paint step. The pearlescent finish like I have, is the most difficult finish due to the complexity of the paint. I felt confident because Chipex achieved very good results with their paint system, the two paints allow for results to be most like the original finish.

Weather was not on our side and I will be updating with a video and more photos of other repairs we did. It even covered up a pretty good size chip on my back bumper that my husband and I did just for kicks. We did not think it would really work for that but figured it could not look worse. We were very surprised that it really did a great job on it. We just have to polish it up and I will post the photos.

Here is a chip we repaired on my front bumper.

This is the before photo:




This is the after:

So, if it turned out this well on the most difficult paint finish, imagine how great it will work on other paint types! It is simple to repair as you basically just dab and spread the paint with the applicator, let dry and then polish with the polishing liquid and cloth. If you have the pearl paint like me, there is application of the pearl paint after the first paint dries. Then when that is dry, you proceed to the polishing step.

Check out some great features of Chipex below:

The Chipex Guarantee

  • 100% Color-match guarantee
  • Treats stone chips & scratches
  • Fast, simple & safe to use
  • Enhances vehicle resale value
  • Prevents rusting

Color Match Guarantee  Feefo


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