Household Management Checklist

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One of the main aspects of owning your own home is maintenance. If you’re a new homeowner, you may not know exactly what you need to maintain and when. As part of my weekly zone cleaning, I  try to work in some tasks from my household management checklist. If they are too big for my regular cleaning routine, my husband and I try to take one weekend each season to check the items off the list!

Ultimate Household Maintenance Checklist

Household Management Plan

I keep a basic household maintenance checklist in my home management binder for easy reference purposes. I have several different household checklists in my binder to keep me on track of maintaining my home.  In my home maintenance section I have my home repair log, my contact list (for the plumber, the pest control people, and anyone we have hired to do work), and my organizations project page. This helps me keep my home management plan all in one place as a hard copy.

Monthly Home Maintenance 

The PDF of our home maintenance checklist includes a monthly home maintenance checklist. Here’s the list of things you should maintain in your home every month:

  • Test smoke and CO detectors
  • Inspect fire extinguishers
  • Clean the garbage disposal
  • Unclog drains

Yearly Household Maintenance

There are things both inside and outside of your home that should be maintained on an annual basis. Our household maintenance checklist includes sections for seasonal household maintenance. All four seasons are included with items for you to check off. 

Spring Household Maintenance

  • Wash outside windows and siding
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Pump septic tank
  • Inspect roof and chimneys for leaks
  • Service air conditioning
  • Reseal deck, fence, and other woodwork
  • Inspect driveway and other pathways
  • Inspect sprinkler system
  • Spray for mosquitoes and bugs
  • Repair damaged screen doors and windows
  • Clean exterior windows
  • Clean return air filter
  • Sharpen lawn mower blades
  • Change air filters

Summer Household Maintenance

  • Clean grill and check propane tank
  • Touch up exterior paint
  • Inspect and clean dryer vents
  • Clean bathroom vents
  • Clean refrigerator coils
  • Sanitize trash cans and recycling bins
  • Test home alarm
  • Fertilize lawn
  • Clean kitchen exhaust hood and filter
  • Inspect crawl space and foundation
  • Change air filters

Fall Household Maintenance

  • Service heating system
  • Put away outdoor patio furniture
  • Winterize sprinkler
  • Seal cracks and doors/check weather stripping
  • Schedule chimney sweep
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Ensure pipes are insulated
  • Check attic vents
  • Turn off outdoor water and store hoses
  • Change air filters

Winter Household Maintenance

  • Check insulation
  • Protect entryways with mats
  • Prepare kit for emergencies and storms (batteries, lights, non-perishable food items, etc.)
  • Protect AC unit
  • Insulate hot water tank
  • Buy a humidifier
  • Test home alarm
  • Install storm windows and doors
  • Test sump pump
  • Inspect crawl space and foundation
  • Change air filters

My free printable household management checklist also includes a section for miscellaneous items that you may want to check that are not included in the seasonal household maintenance checklist.

Are you keeping up with your yearly household maintenance? 

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