Where Do I Start? – Home Maintenance Checklist
Buying a house can be a daunting task (which is why you hire a professional to help you, right?), and it’s definitely time consuming. You spend hours “stalking” HAR.com, visiting house after house to find the perfect one. You spend what feels like years with your lender to get your financing in order. Literally, you take a ride on an emotional roller coaster through the contract process. All to make that dream of home ownership a reality. And then finally, you make it to closing. After signing your life away, you leave the title company with your keys in hand. Excitement is building in your stomach.
As you put the key in the door, you open it to an empty house and one question. What now? Where do I start?
As a home owner, you may be overwhelmed with what comes after the purchase process ends. But have no fear, home ownership is a rewarding experience. With proper upkeep, you can avoid a nightmare and owning can be painless.
Below, is our handy checklist with suggestions for basic home maintenance tasks. The list is separated monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, and annually. The columns specify which month of the year the task should be done.
Click and print the photo above for your copy. You can simply mark the task off as you go so that you can keep track.
***This is strictly for informational purposes only. You should always consult a home maintenance professional for an assessment.