How to juggle repairs around a busy schedule
- Published on Wednesday, 05 February 2020 17:28
- Last Updated on 05 February 2020
- Monica Costa
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It can seem like a complete disaster when something in your household breaks. At least this is how I feel, because I am not very good at these tasks. There are so many essential appliances to make our lives easier and I feel out of my depth if something has broken. Here are some of the best ways to juggle repairs if you have a busy home schedule.
Find a Trusted Repairman
It might be difficult to find the repairman you are searching for initially, but you should always make sure you find a trusted repair service. By asking for repairs by Service Force or some trusted service guarantees that you are going to get the service you need.
You need to properly do your research when you are trying to find someone for repairs. If you have a busy lifestyle, you might find yourself restricted by the times someone can come to make the repairs. A reputable service will try to keep you as informed as possible, while others might not communicate and then completely fail to turn up. A trusted repairman is also more likely to get it right first time whereas someone shadier might charge you for parts you don’t need or deliberately make things worse so they have to repeatedly come back.
Clear a Day
It might not be the most ideal of moves, but sometimes you might just have to clear a day. This gives you a clear time and date you can give to the repairman for when they come over. If you have any other outstanding repairs or appointments, this could be the perfect time to get them out the way. Block-booking a day like this can be fantastic for having a busy day you are used to but in a controlled manner that doesn’t require you to leave your home.
If you have children that have clubs or groups they might go to usually, you might want to consider taking them out for a day. While they will still have to go to school, obviously, they might be fine missing their baby club or dance lessons for just one week.
Communicate with Your Repairman
When you set up your appointment, make it clear to your repairman that you value communication. Asking them for updates throughout the day might be incredibly helpful to you, especially if you are not going to be the first visit of the day. Being polite and firm in your communications could easily help you find out where they currently are and how long they estimate it will be before they are with you.
Once they have arrived, don’t be afraid to ask questions about the repairs. Any repairman worth their salt should be happy to explain what they are doing and the changes they intend to make. This could teach you some new things about your appliance and might save you ending up in the position you are currently in. With a busy schedule, the more you can know to avoid bad situations the better.
When it comes to making time for repairs, it can be difficult to find a gap in your calendar. Though it can be difficult with something like a faulty appliance, the more you can prepare in advance the better. Once you are stuck with the day, make sure you plan as much of the day out as you can. You might be shocked to find out how much you can squeeze into a day even if you have to spend it kicking around your house waiting for a repairman. Don’t let something like a broken appliance get you down. Before you know it, you could have a full day lined up in spite of the repair.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums