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Use this December Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist to get your home ready for winter and to protect your family. December is a time of celebration and to prepare for the new

There's a printable checklist available for a reminder. You love your family and your home – protect both and you'll enjoy a beautiful space for years to come with your loved ones.

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Easy December Home Maintenance And Safety Checklist

We know life gets busy so we've kept this concise and simple for you.  The printable checklist will be a handy reminder for you too. 

Included are home safety tips.  Be proactive and take small steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.  Fall asleep rest assured you took steps to ensure a safe home for your family. 

Home Maintenance Checklist for December

 

1. Complete Deep Dusting

Change Air Filters

Make sure you deep dust.  With the furnace on and a lot of activities indoors in the winter months dust from the summer and fall get stuck in small areas.

Wipe down light switches, dust your lamps, ceiling fans and give your baseboards a solid dusting.

2. Check all outdoor lights

Clean Rain Gutters

Make sure all of your outdoor lights are working. It gets darker earlier and the weather conditions can be treacherous.

Make sure you can see your walkways clearly.  Check your outdoor garage lighting.

Consider installing outdoor solar lights with motion detector features.

3. Caulk Shower

Fire Safety Kit
Caulk your shower. Mold and grime get into the crevices and pose health dangers.

Check to make sure your showers and bathtubs are adequately caulked to prevent water damage.

Head on over and check out how to properly caulk a shower. 


4.  Clean Range Hood

Clean Dryer Lint

The stove and oven are getting a lot of use during the holidays. Your range hood funnels out fumes and odors out of your home.  Not only is a dirty hood unsightly but it can be dangerous.

Check out these instructions on how to properly clean your range hood. 

5. Caulk Toilets To The Floor

Clean Your Fireplace

Caulking your toilet to the floor minimized odors.  It also keeps your toilet secure.

Head on over to see why you should caulk your toilets to the floor.

Not only is this a good idea it's also required by the International Plumbing Code. 

6.  Check Flashlights

Winterize Sprinklers
Winter is known for power outages. Now is a good time to check all your flashlights and batteries.  Make sure you have plenty of extra batteries on hand.

With nightfall arriving early in the Winter make sure you're prepared for those extra hours of darkness.  Keep a few extra flashlights on hand.

7. Store Water

Seal Outdoor Surfaces

Now is a great time to stock up on drinking water.  Winter time pipes freeze.  If you're in a warmer climate you still want to ensure you have plenty of drinking water on hand in the event of an emergency.

Be prepared and keep water on hand.  Most grocery stores have water dispensers that allow you to fill your own jugs.

8.  Store Canned And Dry Food

Clean and Protect Outdoor Furniture

Winter brings with it storms, power outages and nature can interrupt our daily life. 

Make sure you have canned and dried food on hand in the event of an emergency.

9. Check Attic Insulation

Aerate and Fertilize lawn

Make sure your home is well insulated. Proper insulation can help lower your heating bill.  One of the biggest culprits of a high heating bill is inadequate attic insulation.

Take a moment and check your attic for these 10 common attic insulation defects.   You can also hire a professional to assess your attic.  It's a great investment for peace of mind.

Taking measures to adequately insulate your attic can pay you great dividends.

 

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Get Your December Home Maintenance Checklist Below

The December home maintenance checklist is a good start. Add to it as you like. Maybe there’s something here you've meant to get done but it's slipped your mind. 

If you love going all out and tackling more, there’s a place on the printable checklist to add more of your own “To Get Done This Month.” 

Comment below and share your ideas and additional items you'd like to tackle this month.

9 December Home Maintenance And Safety Tasks