Having your own house is considered a luxury in this kind of economy. As a homeowner, it is your job to make your home look as presentable as possible that is why people do everything to mow their lawn, clean their house, and make sure that everything is in place, so the home stays presentable when a guest arrives.
If you ask any American about their top priorities about their household, they will probably answer safety and security. Home security is important because there might be intruders trying to steal your belongings. On the other hand, home safety is essential to have a better quality of life.