It’s easy for your house to become cluttered with stuff. You finally get to buy new clothes, new furniture, new decorations, and knick-knacks, which adds to all the old stuff you have lying about but can’t part from. So you cram the new cloths into your closet, move the old refrigerator into the basement, and you put your old furniture into a storage unit because it’s still good enough to use and you might need it one day. Although you think that you’re saving money, there are hidden costs of not maintaining a clean house in Sarasota, FL.
Loss of Living Space
While not a monetized cost, loss of your living space is a big cost of not maintaining a clean house. When you have empty spaces in your home, you tend to fill them until there are no more empty spaces. When that happens, your home can start to feel a little cramped and you start thinking about needing a bigger home.
You don’t need a bigger, but rather, you need to uncramp your current one. By going through your unused items that are just collecting dust, you can free up a lot of space and make your home feel big once more.
Time and Maintenance
With so much stuff in your home, you waste a good chunk of time looking for stuff and, if you can’t find it, needlessly spending money on replacements. If you go through your things, you’ll probably find a lot of duplicates on items. Plus, all of the items you keep need to be maintained and cleaned to help reduce allergens in your home. All that stuff takes a while to clean which means more time and more money spent on cleaning supplies.
Monthly Storage Fees
Lately, storage units have become part of the American lifestyle. Oftentimes, your garage or attic, or both, act like a storage unit, but sometimes it just isn’t enough. So you turn to self-storage units or you get really fancy and spring for air-conditioned storage. The average cost of storage is $90 a month. By cleaning out your home of items you don’t need, you can save on that monthly fee and put it toward something even better, like a cleaning service!
The hidden costs of not maintaining a clean house in Sarasota, FL is more than just money, it’s time and space. To free your home and your time, call HouseMaids today at (941) 953-4300 to clean out your home today!