Originally Posted by mtxbass1
You plan on living there for 10 years, but life can and will throw you a curve ball. You never know when your life situation is going to change.
Again, see my other post, but over the years of not cleaning your home, that dirt will get built up. It's cheaper to pay $250 and clean your home yourself than to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to repaint or re-side your home.
Would you rather pay $250 up front and maintain the outer beauty of your home, or pay $5000 to reside your house in 5 years?
The same applies with carpet cleaners. You can get a nice cleaner for $140. Replacing carpet in your home can run anywhere from several hundred dollars to several thousands depending on the size of the home, carpet type, etc. Cleaning your carpets is a necessity as well.
Edit: It sounds like you have renters mentality when it comes to your home. You have no pride in it, nor will you, when you have an attitude that "my neighbors don't maintain their homes, why should I?" Good luck with your home. I'm done.
If I had no pride in my home why would I be posting here? Just because my pride is not the same as yours you are wigging out, insulting me then leaving? I never understand people here, sites like gamefaqs are full of trolls and kids, but man CAG is full of people that if you do not 100% believe what they do/take their exact advice they wig right out. I was trying to take your advice, I just questioned you on ONE thing.
I take pride in my home, but this will be a learning experience for us. As I said I grew up in a house that my parents did not take care of and watched it fall apart as a result...I do not want that to happen. But, at the same time of all the friends houses I grew up idolizing because they had parents that actually maintained the home....I never saw one blast down the house with any tool like the one you are describing. I have never seen anyone do it either out walking every night. So forgive me if I take ALL of your suggestions to heart except one. Forgive me for not instantly thinking every idea you give is brilliant and 100% required. Forgive me for inquiring into cost and usefulness like an intelligent person would do vs just instantly running out like most stupid Americans do these days and spending money that for all you know I may not have(which after buying your first home money for most and for us IS tight) for results I was not sure of.
Anyways, back on topic. If anyone else has anything constructive to add to the topic that is either new or in addition to the suggestions(pro or con)it is greatly appreciated.