February Home Maintenance Checklist

January has come and gone… but that doesn’t mean the housework is! Here’s our guide to easy weekend fixes and your home maintenance tips for February!¬†

 

Spruce Up Your Entryway

Clean off the mud and snow, salt, and general dirt build up. Organize winter boots and gear and take a few minutes to thoroughly clean the floors and put everything in place.

Declutter Your Paperwork

Organize your bills and discard paperwork that has piled up. Set up your home workspace to be a pleasant area where you can tackle those bills and keep your life organized.

Purchase Tax Software

Get your tax information in order, and if you do your own taxes, now is the time to order your tax software. Look for discounts, like AAA or employer benefits discounts, that way you can save a good chunk of money.

Change Your Air Filter

If the filter’s dirty, everything past the filter is dirty too, including the air you breathe. In addition to pushing dust and allergens into your home, a dirty air filter can cause reduced heating and cooling air flow, and skyrocketing power bills:¬†Between the heating inefficiency and the reduced air flow, a dirty air filter means your heater has to work much, much harder in order to warm your home, which means it takes more power to fuel it.

Repair Any Interior Wall Damages & Touch Up Paint

Take advantage of the colder weather to really take a look inside your home – any scrapes, scratches, or damages can be an easy weekend project. Touch up paint from normal wear and tear, taking a closer look at baseboards and darker painted walls.

Check Your Plumbing System

Look for leaky faucets, leaks in the actual interior piping, corrosion, and test water pressure to prevent frozen pipes and frustrating mornings.