As I spent my weekend raking leaves out of our new lawn (my husband graded and seeded our backyard himself), I’m reminded that home ownership is a lot like living a healthy lifestyle. When I eat right, work out, and get enough sleep (not really possible with two toddlers) then I’m better able to function, both now and in the future. I consider it preventative maintenance to ward off debilitating ailments, such as heart disease and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
The same philosophy can apply to my home. The more preventative maintenance I accomplish around my house, the easier it is for my house to survive the ravages of age, time and weather.