Yearly, Monthly, and Weekly Maintenance Tips For Your Home
Getting your home clean and organized, whether you are wanting to sell your home, or you just recently moved into your dream home, can feel daunting and overwhelming. The Platinum Group, REALTORS know that creating a checklist and tackling it in chunks can help you get the job done without causing extra stress. To keep your home in tip-top shape, it’s important to dedicate time to your home. Whether that’s a few hours each week, one weekend per month, or a few days a year, it’s important to stay on top of your home’s maintenance. The best real estate agents in Colorado Springs have put together a checklist that will hopefully help you take care of your home without added stress.
Yearly Home Maintenance
These are bigger tasks that should be done each year. You can schedule them as you see fit. These items can be done seasonally or during a few days throughout the year. It all depends on your schedule and what your home is needing.
Wash all windows and screens. You will be surprised how much more light comes in through clean windows. Spring is a great time to tackle this task, but it can be done anytime during the year.
Clean and organize areas in your home like the garage, attic, or basement. This is a dreaded task and we totally understand. It does feel great once it’s done though. Don’t forget to donate any unwanted items that are still in good condition.
Clean out gutters and check under the eaves. This is usually a great thing to do in both the spring and fall. You’ll want to make sure there isn’t any debris or leaf piles clogging up your gutters. You should also remove any trees or shrubbery that is encroaching your home. This will also help to reduce the number of pests that will invade your home.
Monthly Home Maintenance
This list contains projects we all know should be done regularly but sometimes we just don’t get to it. Just take an afternoon or two and knock them out.
Clean your furnace filter and replace it if needed. This will keep your furnace running smoothly and will help keep energy costs down.
Clean the range hood and its filter. This is one task we usually forget about, but if it’s not done, it will become extremely dirty and greasy over time.
Clean and wipe down baseboards, dust light fixtures, and ceiling fans.
Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace batteries as necessary.
Inspect the outside of your house and fix any issues you may see. Things like loose shingles, damaged siding, etc. should be fixed as soon as you notice them.
Weekly Home Maintenance
Everyone’s weekly home maintenance checklist is going to include things specific to their house; however, here are a few items you should pay attention to:
Vacuum your carpets weekly, especially if you have kids and/or pets. You may be surprised how much dirt accumulates in your carpet throughout the week. If you have hardwood floors, you should use a dust-mop to clean them once a week.
Do some bathroom maintenance – think small tasks for this. Things like: cleaning out a drain each week, repair any damaged tile grout in your shower or tub, and clean off the shower head or faucet.
Clean a different appliance each week. Clean the inside and outside of the fridge one week and then the following week clean the stove or dishwasher. Don’t forget to clean out the lint trap in your dryer every few days.
Your Colorado Springs Real Estate Agents
Your home is one of the biggest investments you will make, so it’s important to make sure your home is well maintained. The best real estate agents in Colorado Springs hope this checklist helps you keep track of home maintenance tasks. If you’re wanting to sell your home or buy a home in Colorado Springs, The Platinum Group, REALTORS can help you. Visit our website or give us a call to learn how we can help you.
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