Summer is in full swing – how have you been spending your time? Has it been all relaxing and fun in the sun, or has the summer been defined by one yard work chore after another? Too often, we spend more time on maintenance and upkeep in our outdoor spaces than we do having fun and reaping the benefits of those spaces. A study done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that on average Americans spend more than 20 hours per week working for their own household without pay. Don’t you want your backyard to be associated with summer-time relaxation and enjoyment? The last thing you’d want is for your only memories out there to be marked by yard work.
One reason to opt for relaxation over more yard chores is the issue of safety. Getting up on the ladder to clean out gutters can be dangerous, as can be handling heavy machinery for landscaping maintenance. Do you really want to take the time to find the appropriate equipment, find a spotter, find solid ground, and then actually get up on the ladder to fix the gutters or unclog them?
Taking the necessary precautions for outdoor work and then actually doing the work takes a lot of time, which is the one thing that none of us have enough of. The LeafGuard Chore Calculator estimates how much time you spend doing certain outdoor tasks, and predicts all that could be accomplished if suddenly that time was re-appropriated. Try it out today to learn all that you could do instead of outdoor chores!
Chores may never go away completely, unless you’re willing to pay through the roof, but we believe that you can significantly cut down on total time you spend doing outdoor work, and put that time towards relaxation.
It’s time for a solution that fixes itself. One way to move away from weekend hassle and towards weekend hiatus is to opt for a gutter system that will never clog once implemented. You could always pay a kid in the neighborhood to mow your lawn, but that’s an issue that needs attention every week. LeafGuard gutters are truly a ‘Get it and Forget it’ proposition, allowing you more free time to do as you please this summer instead of worrying about the gutters.
If you feel too much time slipping away on tasks you don’t enjoy, make a plan before the summer is over to actively reduce the time spent on outdoor chores. Once you’ve made the decision to relax more around the house, here are 10 ways to make your backyard a more enjoyable getaway from Better Home and Gardens.
Enjoy your summer, and always check back with the LeafGuard blog for outdoor tips and updates for the home!
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