Use this January Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist and take preemptive measures to maintain the integrity of your home and to help protect your family.  

There’s a free printable checklist available for a reminder. You can get it below.

You love your family and your home – protect both and you’ll enjoy a beautiful space for years to come with your loved ones.

January Home Checklist
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Easy January Home Maintenance And Safety Checklist

We know life gets busy so we've kept this concise and simple for you.  The printable checklist below 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 January

 

1. Decide On Your Home Projects For The Year 

Home Projects

Use this month’s indoor time and review home maintenance projects you’d like to accomplish this year.  Be sure to write them down.  Studies show if you write your goals down you're more likely to achieve them.

Use this book that offers ideas, suggestions and *how to’s* for home maintenance and other home projects.  You’ll find over 600 home projects, thousands of photos, charts and graphs in this helpful resource.

2. Wipe Down Kitchen Cabinets and Hardware

arm wiping kitchen cabinets

Holiday cooking and entertaining can leave the kitchen with splatters of grease and other remnants that made their way to your kitchen cabinets and hardware.

Take some time and give your kitchen cabinets and hardware a good wipe down.

For wood cabinets try these wipes and here are multi-purpose wipes if you have another type of cabinet material.

3. Update Your Home Inventory List

Home inventory sheet columns and pen

Home accidents and *disasters* can and do happen.  Be prepared with a current home inventory list in the event you need to file a home insurance claim.

It’s such a stressful time and the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time and energy trying to remember all the items you lost in your home when filing a home insurance claim.

 

 

If you don’t have a home inventory list, start one now.  If you do have one make sure it’s updated.

Use these excellent tips from State Farm Insurance on how to create a home inventory list.

4.  Change Water and Ice Maker Filters

person changing water filters

Water filters should be replaced once or twice a year (or as recommended by the manufacturer).  The size of your household and usage affects this too.

Be sure to change any other water filters you have too.  Thinking about adding more water filter systems to your home?  Check out this water filter buying guide from Consumer Reports.

5. Consider Upgrades To Your Outdoor Landscaping

home landscape plants outdoor garden lights flowers

Landscape design can boost the resale value of your home by up to 20%.  Take some time and think about ways to improve your landscape design this Spring and Summer.

Consider lighting, garden pathways, decks, areas around trees and water features when improving your landscape design. 

This “Encyclopedia Of Landscape Design” offers many styles and ideas to help you create your perfect outdoor space.

6.  Clean and Organize Closets

organized luxury closet

While it’s cold outside take advantage of your indoor time and clean and organize your closets.

Be ready before Spring arrives with clean and organized closets.

Use these ideas to clean and organize your closets.

7. Check For Ice Dams

roof with ice hanging from it

Check for ice dams and take measures to remove them.  

These 5 signs you have an ice dam will help you in determining if you have one.

Be proactive and remove ice dams to prevent damage and exorbitant water damage repair costs to your home.

8. Protect Pipes From Freezing

pipe with water bursting through it

Frozen pipes (and bursting) can cause much damage to your home.  Take preventative measures and protect your pipes from freezing.

9.  Wash Blankets and Comforters

teen girl on a couch with a blanket wrapped around her

Your family room blankets have probably had a lot of use during the holidays and cold fall/ winter months.  

Take time and wash all of them.  You’ll love the softness and scent of freshly laundered blankets while you’re on the couch watching your favorite netflix series!

Use a handy, practical resource book that will make it easy to keep track of your essential homeowner information for future reference.

Your home is one of the most exciting purchases you will make.  It's also one of the most valuable assets you can own.

It’s simultaneously the playground, retreat and castle for you and your family.

Make sure you keep track of your warranties and maintenance records.

The Most Neglected Home Maintenance Task

Get Your January Home Maintenance Checklist Below

This January home maintenance printable 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 January Home Maintenance and Safety Tasks Checklist