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50 Ways You're Ruining Your Home Without Realizing It

Best Life Logo By Sarah Crow of Best Life | Slide 1 of 51: As a homeowner, you want to ensure that you take the proper precautions and do whatever you can to avoid any serious—not to mention costly—damage to your house. And while that certainly includes being diligent about turning off lights and electrical appliances before you leave the house to eliminate the chance of a fire and not starting the dishwasher or washing machine if you're not going to be home while it's running, it's relatively rare that accidents like these occur. Instead, it's the mistakes you aren't even aware you're making that can lead to major repairs in the long run. And with the increased time you've been spending at home because of the coronavirus, that means you're also spending more time cooking, cleaning, and doing home projects—creating more opportunity for error. Thats why, with the help of architects, builders, and other home experts, we've rounded up the ways you're causing damage to your house without even realizing it. And for some ideas on things you can do around the house, check out 50 Easy DIY Projects You Can Tackle This Weekend.

50 Ways You're Ruining Your Home Without Realizing It

As a homeowner, you want to ensure that you take the proper precautions and do whatever you can to avoid any serious—not to mention costly—damage to your house. And while that certainly includes being diligent about turning off lights and electrical appliances before you leave the house to eliminate the chance of a fire and not starting the dishwasher or washing machine if you're not going to be home while it's running, it's relatively rare that accidents like these occur. Instead, it's the mistakes you aren't even aware you're making that can lead to major repairs in the long run. And with the increased time you've been spending at home because of the coronavirus, that means you're also spending more time cooking, cleaning, and doing home projects—creating more opportunity for error. Thats why, with the help of architects, builders, and other home experts, we've rounded up the ways you're causing damage to your house without even realizing it. And for some ideas on things you can do around the house, check out 50 Easy DIY Projects You Can Tackle This Weekend.

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