February Home Maintenanceby CustomHomes on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
For your safety and security you should regularly check your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. This way you can have peace of mind throughout the rest of the season and you can check this item off your to-do list well before your spring-cleaning.
Rotate and flip mattress
Rotating and flipping your mattress may make your mattress feel like new. During this you can also clean and vacuum your mattress. This may actually lengthen the life of your mattress and give you a better night’s sleep.
Dust walls, wall hangings, and fan blades
While you may hate this chore it is always good to dust around your house. You will be amazed by the difference in how it looks and how the air feels. If you want to freshen your home even more add a dehumidifier or essential oil diffuser.
Shred unnecessary paperwork
While you should hold onto the necessary paperwork, junk mail, newsletters, and unfortunate recipes should meet the shredder. This will keep your home from getting more and more cluttered and will help you find some importance stuff hidden amongst the piles. Just be sure to open all your mail and double check official-looking papers before shredding.
Review your home budget
This may make you cringe but review your home budget will help you trim meat where possible and add expenses if needed. This will help you gain perspective about where your money goes and what you would rather do with it. You never know, you could find hidden spare funds for investment! Or Amazon purchases…
Start a donate box
A donate box is a great way to clear out old clothing, kitchenware, and furniture. While you may not see the clutter originally you will seriously appreciate the extra space and opportunity.
Plan your garden
If you have a green thumb (or want to) winter is a wonderful time to plan your garden. This is wonderful to brighten your day and to keep your landscape beautiful all year-round. If you want to make plans I suggest working on paper and converting to the computer if necessary. You may also want to wait to buy seeds, plants, and other accouterments. This way nothing will wilt or die while your waiting for spring.