Spring home maintenance is probably one of the more enjoyable times of year to work around your house. If you live up north where it gets cold, you’re excited to finally get outdoors after a long winter. If you live in the south, you know that the heat will arrive soon so you want to … Read More
Homeowner Checklists for Peace of Mind
When you buy a house you focus on the things most important to you. That might be the kitchen, bathrooms, a great view or outdoor living space. Rarely do you consider home maintenance chores until you get the home inspection report. Tackling all your homeowner tasks can be scary unless you have a checklist to help you prioritize and organize what needs to get done when.
Popular Home Maintenance Checklists
Focusing on your home's interior and outside, Tina Gleisner started creating these home maintenance checklists while running her handyman business. She had creative ways to motivate you to stick with a home maintenance schedule that can save you time and money.
You love your home and invested a lot of money when you bought it. So it makes sense that you want to protect that money. Just like changing the oil in your car, your home needs ongoing maintenance. But there’s no light that goes on to remind you to change the filter in your furnace, … Read More
If you’re like most women, you wear a lot of different hats. You plan menus, know when the soccer season starts, and have your work and home schedules down to a science. (Read: Juggling Home Ownership as a Busy Professional) But if you haven’t pulled together a home maintenance schedule, there’s more work to be … Read More
While we’re able to control the environment (temperature, humidity, lighting) inside our homes, but we have very little control over the weather buffeting our homes outside. That’s why our exterior home maintenance checklist is so important. It’s meant to help you inspect and make repairs to your home to prevent water damage, reduce the loss of heated/cooled … Read More
Hurricane preparedness is all we can control, as nature is in charge of the weather. We even have trouble predicting exactly what’s going to happen and freak storms are now becoming normal. Last year the east coast got hit with a snow storm in October, and this year we’re getting our early hurricane warnings that … Read More
A proactive home maintenance strategy is one that save you time and money. It’s effective when you find problems early and make necessary repairs right away. These repairs are almost always less expensive. This also saves you time because you get to make the repairs on your schedule versus dealing with emergencies. A home maintenance checklist … Read More
With the holiday season behind us, winter is officially here. Over the winter you’re probably not going to spend a lot of time outdoors so our winter home maintenance checklist focuses on your interior home systems and keeping your family safe and comfortable. Do you know much about your home systems? They support your home … Read More
Fall brings many changes. School starts, the leaves turn color and fall to the ground, the days get shorter and cooler. When you start thinking about getting jackets and coats out of the closet, it’s also time to plan your fall home maintenance chores. In the same way a coat keeps you warm and dry, … Read More
Buying a new house is pretty exciting but the real work starts after you move in. Few home owners are experts in all facets of home ownership so we’ve got some checklists to help. You want to keep your home in top shape to save money, to stay healthy and like the Girl Scout motto,” … Read More
Planning is a key part of maintaining your home, although it’s a lot harder than creating a grocery budget or setting aside money for car maintenance. Most homeowners aren’t familiar with key home components and how often they need to be replaced so we’ve assembled a list to help you plan (interior replacement timeline). A … Read More