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.
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Easy January Home Maintenance And Safety Checklist
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
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
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.
Carve out time and give your kitchen cabinets and hardware a good wipe down.
3. Update Your Home Inventory List
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
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
Good landscape design can add up to 20% of your home's value. 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
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 this guide to give you ideas to have the ultimate organized closets.
8. Protect Pipes From Freezing
Frozen pipes (and bursting) can cause a lot damage to your home.
Take preventative measures and protect your pipes from freezing.
9. Wash Blankets and Comforters
Your family room blankets have probably had a lot of use during the holidays and cold fall and 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!
Home Maintenance Log Book
Organize, Schedule, Plan, Repair, and Renovate with This Home Maintenance Log Book.
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
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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.