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February Home Maintenance Checklist

Thursday, February 1, 2024   /   by Ryan Huemmer

February Home Maintenance Checklist


How to clean shower heads and faucet tops. First pour about one cup of distilled white vinegar into a large plastic bag. Place the bag filled with vinegar over your shower head or faucet top so it is submerged in the liquid. Use a zip tie or tape to secure the bag in place. Make sure the entire shower head or faucet top is submerged. Soak for 30-60 minutes and rinse when completed.


Move and clean behind the refrigerator and range. Often neglected and out of sight, right? Dust, mold, food and pests can easily make your kitchen unhealthy. It’s best to use an appliance slider when moving your appliances to prevent scratches, rips or dents on your flooring. Be sure to unplug the appliance when doing your actual cleaning. Sweep the floor, wipe the walls and side of cabinets, clean any dust or grease built-up on the back of the appliance and inspect the area for any damages.


Cleaning blinds and fans. Blinds come in a variety of forms, horizontal or vertical blinds and many materials. Using a very lightly dampened cloth or a microfiber duster is usually the best approach. Make sure to get both sides of the blinds and wipe out the window cell. Sometimes a vacuum attachment can also be an effective enough tool too. Fans can be wiped with a dampened cloth. Make sure to wipe the top and bottom plus the mechanism to ensure you remove all the dust buildup. 


Discard all the expired food in the pantry. 

1. Take everything off the shelves

2. Create groups: Expired, Near Expired and Donate

3. Make an inventory list

4. Clean the shelves and floors

5. Organize  before restocking shelves

6. Plan to use items near expiration dates

A loose door hinge can cause the door to stick, scrap the ground, creak or just not operate properly. Over time the screws can become loose. So inspect each screw to ensure that they are tight. It’s best to hand tighten them to prevent damage to the door jam or cabinet.

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