Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle in the New Year
Greet the New Year with a Home Maintenance Plan
Home maintenance is something that should be at the top of the list of priorities for every homeowner. Keeping up with maintenance will keep everything in excellent condition longer, and save high amounts on repairs.
Although not every home maintenance task can be planned, there are others that, due to their frequency, can be. However, it can be easy to focus on tons of other things that need to be done around the house and forget some of those home maintenance tasks. The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to get those tasks done proactively and scratch them off your to-do list for the year —or at least for part of it.
These are some of the home maintenance tasks you can get done early in the year.
Check for Pests in Your Home
Pests can harm your home if not controlled in time. The best time to control them is before they start showing up. Once a year, call a professional to do a pest check to ensure your home is pest-free, and there’s no need to worry.
Do a Home Cleanup
Spring is usually the time of year when people decide to clean out their closets. But, why not be proactive and get it done as soon as the year starts? That will not only open up your calendar for spring, but it will also help you get rid of lots of things that you don’t need or use anymore. Don’t limit yourself to just your closet. Take this opportunity to do a cleanup of your entire home. Inspect all the rooms in your house and identify all those things that need to go.
Book a Gutter Cleaning
Gutter cleaning is most certainly not a once-a-year type of task. Cleaning your gutters at least a couple of times a year is a recommendation. To prevent you from forgetting about this task as the year goes by, take some time at the beginning of the year to define when you’ll get them done and book all your gutter cleanings in advance.
Save Money for Unexpected Maintenance Tasks
Start a savings accounts and build a fund for unexpected home maintenance tasks. Whatever amount of money you manage to save by the time you need to use it will help you minimize the financial impact of a potential repair or maintenance task you may need to do.
Start the year off right and get these tasks out of the way, so you don’t have to worry about them anymore.