- Megan Wenker
The One-Year Maintenance I Performed at my House
Updated: Feb 14
After a year of owning our home, we blocked out a couple of days on our calendar for a maintenance trip. We plan to own our home for years so we do our best to upkeep the home for the long-term.
General Maintenance and Cleaning:
Touch-up paint and magic eraser scuffs on walls
Clean baseboards: scuffs and red dirt/dust
Clean the filters on the vacuum cleaner.
Steam Mop floors
Schedule professional carpet cleaning
Clean out hair in shower and tub drains and put enzymes down it.
Check anti-slip tape in showers and reinstall if necessary
Tighten toilet seats
Opened every drawer, remove contents, and wiped it out
Check inventory of all items in kitchen
Tightened screws on chairs and barstools and checked chair pads
Cleaned behind refrigerator
Cleaned filter for vent hood
Cleaned dishwasher filter
Run dishwasher empty with cleaner
Cleaned garbage disposal and rubber ring in sink drain
Descaled coffee pot by running vinegar through it several cycles.
Deep clean all small appliance nooks and crannies like toaster, Instantpot, waffle iron, etc.
Change water filter on refrigerator
Cleaned dryer vent: filter in dryer, tubing between dryer and wall, and outside vent
Cleaned inside of washer
Cleaned behind washer and dryer
Garage and Outside Patio:
Flushed hot water heater
Checked Gas Grill - cleaned grates and grease trap
Pressure wash patio and garage floors
Clean city garbage and recycle bins
Washed duvet inserts and extra blankets/bedding in the closets
Double check mattress encasements are zipped closed
Updated February 2023