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Work – Life – Balance

We work to fulfill a purpose. Our purpose is usually some sort of freedom to experience a happy life.  We work to be happy, right? Whether we find happiness in the work we do, or we work to make enough money to do the things which give us joy. We work to be happy.

If your work doesn’t involve home repair, or if home repair doesn’t make you happy, there’s a pretty good chance that you have a lot of home repair projects waiting to get done, and not much time to do them.  Or, maybe you do enjoy DIY home renovation projects and working around the house really does make you happy.  But I bet there are still some home repair projects you need a little help with.

In either case, no matter if you enjoy working on your home or not, here are some things to think about.

  • What are our immediate home repair issues?
  • What do we need to fix on my house right now?
  • What repairs and renovations can wait?
  • What home upgrades would we like to see?
  • How much time would it take us to do fix up our house on our own?
  • How much is it going to cost to hire a home improvement contractor?

That last question is usually where things get sticky.  “Money makes things funny,” right?

A little perspective

They say that your home is your most valuable asset. But is that really true?

Sure, we all need a place to live. And real estate is a wise investment that steadily and consistently increases in value over time. But does that necessarily mean that your home is your single most valuable asset?

We don’t think so. And here’s why.

Money Isn’t Everything

We all tend to worry a lot about money. How we spend it, where we spend it, how we can save it, and how we can make more of it.  Clearly, money is a valuable resource and should be managed wisely. We can trade the money we earn for the things, and experiences that make life fun, enjoyable, more comfortable, and more fulfilling. But is money our most valuable asset?

If you lost all your money today, would it be gone forever? Probably not. It would take a lot of hard work, but you could earn more money, and eventually, you would probably even have more money than what you lost in the first place. Money is a valuable resource, and it’s also a renewable resource. We can make more money by working hard, working smart, and managing the money we earn.

Now let’s think about time.

Time is also a valuable resource. If we lost all our time today, would it be gone forever?  Yes.  No time = no life.  No life = well, money really isn’t an issue for us anymore then, is it?

We can manage our time wisely, but unlike money, we can never earn more time.  We can’t even predict what time we have left. Time is always slipping away from us. And we can never get it back -no matter how hard we work, how much we ‘save,’ or how well we manage it.

So what does this have to do with hiring a reliable handyman service like us?

Simple. Most folks have a lot of home handyman projects around the house, but just don’t seem to have the time to do them all.  Money is always a concern, but we’ve already decided that money isn’t everything. In fact, money doesn’t seem to be nearly as precious and valuable as time, right?

So the real question becomes:

How do we spend our resources to maximize our life experience and happiness?

If doing home improvement projects around the house makes you happy and you enjoy that experience, well that’s where you want to spend your time. However, if DIY home improvements aren’t fun for you, that’s when hiring a professional handyman service makes sense. You want to spend your less valuable resource (money) so you can preserve the more valuable resource (time) to spend on the things and experiences that give you the most happiness and life satisfaction.

The professionals here at Homeowner Services of Michigan enjoy doing home handyman tasks, home repairs, home improvements, and renovations. We’ve been doing this work our entire lives and it truly makes us happy. The way we see it, when you hire us as your professional home repair experts we both win.

You’re happier because you’re spending your most valuable resource (time) on the things that make you happiest. And we’re happier too, because we’re spending our most valuable resource (time) doing the things that make us happiest as well.

It’s a Win-Win!

Contact us for a Free, No Obligation home repair or renovation estimate.

You’ll be richer, and much more happier, for it!