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May Maintenance Checklist – Things to do Around the House This Month!

And just like that it’s May! It’s time to tackle some essential home maintenance tasks that will help keep your home in top condition. Spring is the perfect time to refresh your living spaces and ensure your home is safe and comfortable for you and your family.

From updating your light fixtures to starting a space-saving herb garden, here are some maintenance tasks to add to your to-do list this May.

Replace curtains, bed sheets, and linens

Curtains, bed sheets, and linens can accumulate dust, sweat, and bacteria over time, making them less hygienic and less comfortable to use. Replacing these items is an easy way to refresh your home’s appearance and promote better hygiene. When selecting curtains, choose materials that are easy to clean, durable, and provide adequate privacy and light control. 

For bed sheets and linens, consider the material’s thread count, type of weave, and softness to ensure maximum comfort and longevity. Natural fibers like cotton, bamboo, and linen are breathable and hypoallergenic, making them ideal for bedding.

Update light fixtures

Light fixtures are a vital aspect of your home décor. They can influence the overall look and feel of your living spaces. Updating your light fixtures is an easy and cost-effective way to refresh your home’s aesthetic. Consider replacing outdated fixtures with modern and energy-efficient smart LED bulbs. 

Smart bulbs come in different colors and brightness levels. AND you can control them using a smart home assistant or smartphone app. Some bulbs also have scheduling options that allow you to set a specific time for them to turn on or off. With smart LED bulbs, you can save energy and lower your utility bills while enjoying better lighting quality.

Deep clean your kitchen

The kitchen is one of the busiest areas of your home. Hence, it requires regular cleaning to stay hygienic and functional. Deep cleaning your kitchen involves cleaning every nook and cranny, including appliances, countertops, cabinets, and floors. 

Start by decluttering and removing items that don’t belong in the kitchen, such as paperwork or non-kitchen items. Then, wipe down all surfaces with a damp cloth or sponge and a gentle cleaning solution. For tougher stains or grime, use a specialized cleaner or scrub brush. Clean appliances inside and out, including the refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher. Pay extra attention to areas that are prone to grease buildup. This include the range hood, oven, and backsplash. Finally, sweep and mop the floor, or vacuum if you have carpets or rugs.

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Start a space-saving herb garden

Growing herbs indoors is a fun and rewarding hobby that can enhance your cooking skills and improve your indoor air quality. Herbs are easy to grow and maintain, and they require minimal space and sunlight. Some popular herbs that thrive indoors include basil, mint, chives, parsley, and thyme. You can start your herb garden with a small kit or individual pots and place them near a sunny window or under a grow light. Herbs require regular watering, but be careful not to overwater them, as this can cause root rot. You can also use and repurpose mason jars as planters for your herbs for a more sustainable option while saving space!

Ensure good air quality for your home

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are critical for keeping you and your family safe in case of a fire or gas leak. Test them regularly to make sure they’re working correctly, and replace the batteries as needed. 

It’s also a good idea to replace air filters in your HVAC system regularly to ensure good indoor air quality and energy efficiency. Dirty air filters can cause your HVAC system to work harder, which can result in higher energy bills and reduced air quality. The frequency of filter replacement depends on the level of usage and the type of filter you have. As a general rule, replace air filters every 1-3 months.

By staying on top of these tasks, you can help prevent problems down the road and ensure your home is comfortable and safe for you and your family!

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The Beacon Group is a client-driven real estate team working in Greater Boston to help clients buy, sell, and invest in real estate. We provide straightforward, analytical advice, empowering clients to make successful and informed decisions. We provide our buying clients with constructive insights, allowing them to identify the right property and enabling them to make purchase decisions with confidence. Our recommendations to both buyers and sellers are specifically crafted to meet clients’ short and long-term housing and financial goals.

Book an appointment with us. Reach out now for more info! Call or text Stephanie at (617) 765-9641

The Beacon Group is a client-driven real estate team working in Greater Boston to help clients buy, sell, and invest in real estate. We provide straightforward, analytical advice, empowering clients to make successful and informed decisions. We provide our buying clients with constructive insights, allowing them to identify the right property and enabling them to make purchase decisions with confidence. Our recommendations to both buyers and sellers are specifically crafted to meet clients’ short and long-term housing and financial goals.

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