Doesn't life just get SO busy? Here's a quick checklist to help jog your memory of monthly home maintenance to-do's that will keep your home looking beautiful and running at top speed year round!!!

🏡  Keeping up with home maintenance tasks will save you money, preserve the value of your home, and prevent headaches down the line. 💰

There are tasks that experts recommend doing quarterly, seasonally and annually. This article specifically focuses on a handy list of basic things experts recommend that homeowners do monthly:

  • Inspect, clean and possibly change the furnace filter.

  • Vacuum heat registers, vents and refrigerator coils.

  • Use vinegar to clean mineral deposits from faucets and shower heads.

  • Clean kitchen sink disposal. 
    Tip: Freeze vinegar in an ice cube tray and run cubes through the disposal.

  • Clean kitchen exhaust fan filters and fan blades. 
    Tip: Use a degreaser (buy at an auto parts store) mixed with hot water.

  • Inspect dishwasher for leaks. If you find problems, search for info on YouTube or consider calling a plumber.

  • Pour boiling water down drains. 
    Tip: If clogged, add a cup of baking soda.

  • Inspect all fire extinguishers to make sure the gauges show adequate pressure. Most extinguishers last between 5 and 15 years. It's also a good time to review how to use them.

    Check out what the experts recommend doing quarterly.