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Maximize Your Home's Longevity: Our Top Picks for Reducing Wear and Tear

Updated: Jan 30

Over the years, as landlords and homeowners, we've learned that a little preparation can go a long way in preventing wear and tear on a home.

Whether you're renting out your space or simply wanting to preserve the pristine condition of your personal sanctuary, these items are game-changers. We've rounded up our tried-and-true products that have helped us (and our properties) tremendously.

Reduce wear and tear in your home or investment property by purchasing these items

Water leaks and spills under the sink can be a nightmare. Whether it's a small leak from the pipes or an accidental detergent spill, these occurrences can damage the cabinet floor and create a breeding ground for mold. Enter the Xtreme Mats. Designed to fit perfectly under your sink, this mat captures and contains all those unwanted spills and leaks, ensuring your cabinet stays clean and damage-free.

Water damage is one of the most common yet preventable household problems. The Flood Buzz Water Leak Detector is your home's early warning system. Place these compact devices near potential water sources like sinks, toilets, and washing machines. If they detect any leakage, they'll sound an alarm, allowing you to address the issue before it escalates.

Hardwood floors and premium tiling are beautiful but can easily be scratched or dented. Keep them flawless with these discreet felt furniture pads. Simply stick them under the legs of your chairs, tables, and other furniture. They provide a smooth glide, preventing unsightly scratches and prolonging the life of your flooring.

Clean floors can dramatically enhance the look of any room. The Bona Multi-Surface Floor Care Kit is the ultimate solution for maintaining the cleanliness and shine of both hardwood and hard-surface floors. Safe, easy-to-use, and effective, this kit ensures your floors stay spotless and gleaming.

Avoid those frustrating indentations on your carpets or damage to your hard floors with these furniture caster cups. These square cups fit perfectly under the legs of heavy furniture, distributing weight and ensuring your flooring remains in tip-top condition.

Abrasive sponges can ruin surfaces in your home. Green sponges tend to be the most abrasive - we only use these sponges in all of our rentals to avoid wear and tear while still ensuring a good clean.

Polyurethane shelf liners can corrode the finish of cabinet shelves -- instead we recommend these to preserve the finish of your cabinet shelves.

Polyurethane rug pads can damage hard flooring finishes and cause costly cosmetic repairs.  

Instead, we recommend felt pads with no rubber or polyurethane components.

Dry wall hooks can cause damage and undue wear and tear on the walls making a home look run down over time.

One-size-fits-all drain cover that easily catches hair and reduces maintenance.


Investing in these products not only prolongs the life of the various elements of your home, but also ensures that your space remains visually appealing. After all, a well-maintained home is a happier home! Whether you're protecting your property as a landlord or preserving the beauty of your personal space, these items are sure to make a difference.

Remember, prevention is always better (and often cheaper) than cure. Equip yourself with these essentials and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is shielded from everyday wear and tear.



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