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Home Maintenance: Monthly, Seasonal, and Annual tasks for every homeowner

Keep your home in tip top shape by staying on top of the seasonal home maintenance! Here are monthly, seasonal, and annual home maintenance checklists!

Home maintenance is the not-so-fun side of home ownership. It isn’t glamorous, it can actually feel like a real slog sometimes.

However, staying on top of basic home maintenance tasks can help you to avoid major problems – and save money on costly repairs – over the life of your home.

Let’s break down home maintenance tasks into monthly, quarterly (seasonal) and annual tasks to create the ultimate home maintenance checklist!

Home Maintenance Cheat Sheet – Free Printable PDF

Click here to get a FREE one page cheat sheet with your annual home maintenance tasks!

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Monthly Home Maintenance Tasks

Here are some tasks that you should plan to do each month:

  • Inspect air filters and replace if needed (monthly changes in months when the HVAC system runs a lot, less often in more temperate months)
  • Clean your garbage disposal by running it with white vinegar, ice cubes, or half of a lemon
  • If you have a rarely used bathroom, flush the toilet and run all the faucets. Check the lights and exhaust fan to be sure they are working. Clean as needed.
  • Clean your range hood filter. It can be cleaned with any de-greaser type cleaner since it gets clogged with cooking oils and grease.
  • Check all faucets in your home (or outdoors) for drips or leaks
  • Trim any tree branches hanging over your home or any landscaping that is infringing on your home
  • Perform any other basic lawn and yard maintenance as needed monthly

Quarterly Home Maintenance Tasks

Here are some tasks that you should plan to do each quarter or season:

  • Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors by pressing the TEST button, replace batteries if needed
  • Check fire extinguishers and replace if they are expired or gauges read that they have lost pressure
  • Examine your water heater for leaks or signs of a problem
  • Check that your garage door electric eye sensor is working by trying to close the garage door with something in the way
  • Clean shower heads or faucet aerators with white vinegar to remove build up
  • Check external dryer vent for blockages and clean if needed
  • Test or reset GFCI outlets
  • Treat your yard or home for pests

Annual Home Maintenance Tasks

Here are some tasks that you should plan to do once per year:

  • Vacuum the refrigerator coils to remove build up and save on power bills
  • Deep clean your house – this is easier done room-by-room or task-by-task, or as one big spring cleaning
  • Clean out your gutters
  • Have your HVAC system serviced
  • Examine and repair or replace window screens
  • Clean up your landscaping
  • Check attic roof for water damage
  • Check caulking around bathtubs and toilets
  • Refresh caulk on stairways and exterior walls
  • Examine and replace any damaged weather stripping on exterior doors
  • Have your chimney swept – usually by hiring a professional
  • Sanitize your trash and recycling cans
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Home Maintenance Checklists by Month

Click each link for month-specific task lists for each month of the year:

Home Maintenance Tasks by Season

Click each link for season-specific task lists for each season or quarter of the year:

Home Maintenance Cheat Sheet – Free Printable PDF

Click here to get a FREE one page cheat sheet with your annual home maintenance tasks!

Any more questions about home maintenance?!

 
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