Whether you’re struggling to keep your decades-old home in good shape or learning how to take care of your first home, it can be difficult to stay on top of home maintenance. Now that the weather is nicer, it’s time to crack the windows and get started on some simple home upkeep tasks. Here are our best tips to get your home in top shape in no time.
These home upkeep tasks can be tackled in a single day or spread out over the course of a month:
- Inspect and change your HVAC filters. If you have pets or allergies, plan on changing your filter every month. If you are a small family without either of those, every 2-3 months is a more realistic schedule.
- Clean out your kitchen sink disposal using ice cubes made of vinegar to get rid of any smells and also sharpen the blades
- Clean your range hood filters with degreaser and hot water
- Inspect your fire extinguishers to make sure that they are in working order and accessible at all times
4 Times a Year
As the seasons change, tackle these home upkeep tasks:
- Test your smoke detectors to make sure that they are in good working order and not in need of new batteries
- If you have a garage door, test the auto-reverse feature to make sure that it is still in working order
- If you have bathrooms that are not used as frequently, like a guest bathroom, take the time to flush the toilet and run the faucet and shower for a while
- Check your water softener levels and add salt if needed
2 Times a Year
Tackle these home upkeep tasks twice a year to keep your home sparkling throughout the year:
- Test the water heater pressure relief valve to make sure it is working
- Give your house a full deep clean
- Vacuum your refrigerator coils to ensure that they are in great working order.
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