Maintaining a home takes time, whether you live in a mansion or a tiny apartment.
Instead of trying to do everything at once, keep up with our Monthly Maintenance Checklist and take care of your home effortlessly.
Home Maintenance Checklist Series
1. Limit the dust culprit
Air conditioning and heating systems produce dust (or accumulate it), that’s a fact. If you have forced air heat, change the filter regularly; vacuum and/or wipe your radiators and your air conditioning.
Your basement (or a spare room) rarely gets used? Go there with your vacuum cleaner this month and do a once over.
Once a year, have your valuables cleaned and checked, most stores do it for free, if you go back to where you bought your jewellery (plus it’s strongly recommended if you want to keep your guarantee).
Or you can use a store bought or DIY cleaning solution and get your valuables shiny and sparkling again.
3. Prepare for the harvest
Before you embark on a canning spree, after all you need to save all those veggies you worked so hard for, clean your fridge and your freezer by throwing away expired food. See if you have doubles of anything and combine.
Take out anything that’s left and quickly wipe surfaces. Wipe the containers and put them back. Vacuum behind and under your fridge and clean coils.
If you move quickly, it shouldn’t take you more that 15-20 minutes.
Some are items you put directly in your recycling bin or bag, and others you have to take to an Eco-Station yourself.
This month, gather your hard to recycle materials: paint, oil, batteries, old appliances, broken electronics, etc., and make a trip to the Eco-Station.
There are a couple more months of nice weather around, so you still have some time to maintain that beautiful yard/garden/pots of yours. You could even plant a few more things – check with your local greenhouse.
These are just ideas, you should increase or diminish the frequency for each task according to your household habits. Also, please make sure you always check your user manuals for instructions before you tackle any electronics or appliances.
Check the Rest of the Monthly Housekeeping Checklist.
Or Download the Complete Annual List from our Printables.