February Home Maintenance Checklist

Nothing says “I love you!” like a bit of home maintenance! If a little pre-spring cleaning is your jam, now is the perfect time to get a head start. ⁣

To help, here’s a February home maintenance checklist sure to get your juices flowin’:⁣

  • Freshen indoor paint on walls, cabinets, doors, and trim.⁣
  • Clean and reorganize your laundry room, so it’s clutter-free and more efficient.⁣
  • Clean the air duct that connects the back of your dryer to the outside vents.⁣
  • Clean the refrigerator condenser coils at the back or on the bottom of the appliance.⁣
  • Clean the range hood filter and fan.⁣
  • Clean and degrease kitchen cabinets.⁣
  • Clean garbage disposal by running it with crushed ice to sharpen, then with baking soda and citrus peels.⁣
  • Vacuum the box springs and the mattress top and bottom. Rotate or flip the mattress.⁣
  • Check caulking and grout around sinks, showers, and tubs⁣.
  • Inspect the roof (with a friend’s help holding the ladder) for missing shingles and damaged vent boots.⁣
  • Check the foundation for cracks that can cause significant issues when spring rains arrive.⁣
  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors; replace batteries as needed.⁣

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