There is more truth in the old saying ‘a stitch in time saves nine’. It perfectly applies in many contexts of our life where we delay unduly and neglect completely. Small repairs at home often go unnoticed. Even if you have noticed them, you feel like fixing them on some other day or coming Sunday. But that Sunday never comes and the repairs remain as they are and get worse.
I would like to suggest everyone household owner to pay attention to repairs when they are small. Timely repair can save you lots of money and effort. That’s why I say ‘mend them when they are minor’. Let me list out some of the common problems that most of us face in our homes.
Troubling bathroom doors
Many people must have faced this experience with bathroom doors. Often there would be some problem or other with the bathroom door. Either it gets too tight and proves a great challenge to bolt the door from inside when it is urgent or it becomes loose and cannot be closed properly.
No mechanic will come to attend on these small repairs exclusively. Even if he comes he demands unduly. The best option for you is to take action yourself as it just needs a small repair. If you can turn the screwdriver, or do the cutting with the handsaw, most of the problems can be rectified immediately.
What needs a few minutes attention and a small repair, often takes months to get repaired. The general tendency of people is that they don’t bother unless it is a serious problem. If only the problem is too serious and immediate, many people don’t take any action.
Nothing can be more annoying and disturbing than the repeated rattling sounds of the window doors. It is very challenging to concentrate on your work when there is a repeated creaking sound in the background.
Unless you do something about it and make it quiet, you will not have peace of mind and concentrate on anything. The best way is to see and find what makes the sound and plan to do something to set it right. Perhaps a loose screw or hinge might be the cause. It just takes a few minutes to take up the right tools and mend it before it develops into a major problem later.
Shaking Chairs and Tables
It was such an annoying experience that when the working table is shaking continually, you will naturally feel irritated. It makes it very inconvenient to concentrate on the job you must complete before the deadline. Completing the job in time is more important than mending the table at that point of time.
If it goes unchecked and unrepaired, you will have the same experience when you are meeting another deadline. In my experience often our most productive is wasted with the small problems that cause lots of inconvenience and spoils our attention and focus.
Unless you make sure all the small problems are addressed effectively, you cannot produce qualitatively good work. To be more efficient at what you are doing, it is highly essential to fix the small and annoying things first.
Whether you are working at home or office, it makes little difference when there are background sounds are very annoying. I hear many unnecessary sounds being produced at work places like the fans producing more noise than the wind. The creaking sounds from the automatic door shutters. A little time and effort in setting it right with small tools and oil or grease will save you and all from that annoying sound.
Timely action saves you from bigger problems in future
When timely actions are taken problems go bigger and more challenging. Timely actions prevent most of the problems in future. This has been the universal experience in many areas of life. Whatever area of life you take, it is always better to prevent than to go for cure.
Timely diagnosis of the problem can save you from lots of stress in the present and helps avoiding major catastrophes later in life. Undoubtedly, when it comes to matters of health it is true as we all have enough experience in that area. In the same way, timely diagnosis of the small issues at home will save your time and money in future.
Take steps to address the small and inconvenient issues that you have been avoiding for a long time. Once you take a firm decision take immediate action and mend the small repairs immediately.
It will not cost you much to repair the things on your own when you have got the right tools and a little knowledge about what to do with each of the problem. Even if you have no idea about the solution, you can find it easily searching online.
Believe me I have saved lot of money and time by attending on the small issues discussed above. Maintenance of home in a good condition is a prerequisite for happy and healthy living.