Like a car, your home needs regular maintenance and occasional tune-ups to stay in tip-top shape. Fortunately, you can complete most of the following tasks yourself by following this season-by-season schedule of indoor and outdoor maintenance.
Regular home maintenance is essential to ensure a safe and efficient home. It's a good idea to set aside some money in your budget each month for home maintenance and repair. As a rule of thumb, homeowners spend between 1% and 3% of their home's value on maintenance and repair each year. Following this maintenance checklist on a regular basis can help your home looks its best, keep utility bills down and prevent more costly repairs in the future.