A well-maintained vehicle performs better and stays on the road longer. If you’re on the road to retirement this can be a big deal. Maybe even as much as $200,000 toward retirement, if, just this one time, you’re able to drive your car for an extra four years after it’s paid for in full. - Maintain your Car and put some muscle in your Retirement Plan
It can be the simple things, I spent 10 minutes giving my oven (a glass range) and microwave a good scrubbing. It was 10 minutes I could have been doing /a lot/ of other things; I am a working Mom of four after all. However, maintaining (which can include cleaning) our household goods is in the long run a great investment of time.
Want to learn a super easy way to get your range and microwave cleaned up? Be sure to check out this blog post: Cleaning your glass-range & inside your microwave (no elbow grease required)
What else can you do?
- How does your air filter for you furnace or air condition look? (This will help your furnace work more efficiently and help the life of it as well)
- Is it time to vacuum to pick up ground in dirt in the carpet? (If spills and dirt are cleaned up efficiently and quickly your carpet won't need to be professionally cleaned as often or replaced for that matter.)
- Line dry your sweaters so they last a few more seasons. (A $50 sweater is a great investment if it can last several years.)
- Call your mechanic and schedule a morning to have your car tuned. (Think of the savings in gas and long-term wear on your vehicle when proparly mainteined.)
- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com