Sometimes chairs wobble because the floor is uneven or because one or more of the legs are loose or because one of the legs is a tiny bit shorter than the rest. Vintage chairs can be beautiful additions to your home, but may need a little TLC to make up for problems that have cropped […]
Is there anything more annoying than a drawer that doesn’t slide open easily? I have a lot of vintage wood furniture that I’ve acquired over the years. The pieces are beautiful and have lots of character, but the wood tends to swell and shrink making the drawers hard to open and close. There are several […]
Have you delayed scheduling your annual fall furnace maintenance appointment? We’re already into December and entering into the heart of the heating season but it’s never too late to show your furnace some love. It is so much worse to have to deal with a problem when your whole house is reliant on that appliance […]
It is best to clear any bits of food from plates and pans before placing them in the dishwasher, but undoubtedly there will be some pieces that sneaks by. Luckily the dishwasher filter has your back! It catches any food debris that is cleaned off the dishes. The question is do you have the dishwasher […]
The cooling temperatures and falling leaves serve as a great reminder that it is time to take a look at the fall home maintenance checklist. Chimney Sweep and Fireplace Inspection – Prevent a chimney fire by getting a professional to sweep the flue clean of creosote, especially if you have a wood-burning fireplace. Also, be […]
Kids, pets, and messes will eventually leave even the most well kept carpet smelly. It isn’t too difficult to fix, barring any horrible spills, but the problem is often that the homeowner doesn’t notice the smell. We become a bit numb to the odors of our own house. Unfortunately, guests will notice! DIY Carpet Deodorizers […]
While I recommend signing up for a HomeSpot account to create a custom maintenance schedule with automatic reminders, I certainly can understand how having this resource library on-demand can be helpful. Click on the image below to create an account or look on the next page for a short description of each checklist.
Mold can be difficult to clean from shower surfaces. It is much easier to include a deep clean for the bathroom on your monthly maintenance, but sometimes circumstances are different. Maybe you just moved into a new house or it is a rental unit that wasn’t cared for properly. At any rate, this cleaning trick […]