If you own a home, you own a home, that’s wonderful. But as strange as it sounds, sometimes it can take a while for this to sink in. You may sometimes just feel like a guest in your household, even though it’s totally yours. This impostor syndrome can happen in many life situations, so don’t worry, you’re not weird for thinking that.
A good way around it is to learn about the intricacies of your household and everything it contains. Now, does this mean you’re going to find a hidden secret passage leading to an underground bunker and a hidden treasure left by the past owner? Unless you live in an old English country mansion, then probably not. However, you can learn many things about the worthwhile upkeep, use and care of your house that help you feel more like the true resident owner, as the place begins to represent your characteristics and general tastes.
For this reason, we hope you can get some value out of the following advice:
Understand How To Kill Plumbing & Power
If there’s an electrical fault or a plumbing issue, it’s a good idea to kill the power or water provisions until a specialist comes. Knowing the location of the valve under your kitchen area or where the mains water supply valve is can help you turn it off in the event of an emergency – potentially saving you thousands in leak damage. Keeping the contact information of a great plumber also works wonders here. The same goes for sockets that might be sparking, flipping of the power at the circuit board (and knowing what each switch does by reading the manual – and understanding which rooms they supply) will be a massive benefit.
Plan A Full Inventory Of Maintenance Tasks
It’s important to plan a full inventory of maintenance tasks you need to do. This might not be undertaken right now, or even in your first year of the property, but having them all listed can help you keep track of them, and it will also allow you to make notes and share what plans you’ve put in place with your partner. This way, you don’t have to look at the same crack in the greenhouse glass for decades, as you know the more you work through your priority list, the better off you’ll be.
Perfect The Master Bedroom
A good way to feel like the true owner of the house is to perfect the master bedroom to your standard, so no matter what you always have a lovely, rooted bedroom you can retire to. It’s strange how this can help you feel in ownership of the property regardless of the state of renovation of other rooms, but it does, as everyone deserves a good night’s sleep; especially within the home, they care for. Perfecting the master bedroom to your tastes will give you one of the safest and most comfortable environments to be part of, and that in itself can make a major difference to your sense of well-being.
With this advice, you’re sure to feel like the true owner of your home as time goes on.