01 Feb February Home Checklist
Happy February! In honour of Valentine’s Day, this month’s checklist is all about giving your home (and loved ones) some extra TLC. Check out our top to-dos to keep your home clean, cozy and clutter-free.
Keep driveways and walkways clear
Winter weather can be unpredictable and overwhelming (brief flashback to last year’s “snow-mageddon”). Once hit with a fresh coat of powder, stay on top of outdoor maintenance by keeping your driveway and walkway clear for vehicles and visitors. To avoid a nasty slip or fall, sprinkle salt or sand post snow-clearing.
Clean mudroom or entryway
Unless all who enter are instructed to remove footwear prior to entering your abode, your front entryway or mudroom floor has probably had its share of winter remnants. Give your floor a good scrub to remove salt stains and consider adding a large mat to soak up those wet boots.
De-clutter mud room or entryway
Scarves, hats, mitts and boots can build up quickly during the winter months. Stay on top of the clutter with storage solutions that will ensure everything stays in its place when not in use. A bench with a removable top will do double duty in a mudroom or entryway.
Clean interior windows
It may be too cold to clean exterior windows, but interior windows could still use a good scrub. Clean windows ensure the maximum amount of natural light is entering your home.
Ensure furniture isn’t blocking heating vents
If your home is lacking warmth, it may be a simple solution. When heat vents are blocked, warm air is unable to circulate and fill a space. Ensure vents are clear and uncovered and remove any furniture that may be hindering your home’s heat.
This should really be on every month’s checklist. Discard anything that’s just taking up space or those items you rarely or never use. Check out local donation drop-offs and find out which items are in high demand. Kick clutter to the curb this month!
Update paint colours
If cold weather keeps you cooped up inside, your home may start to feel a little drab. Brighten up a tired space with a fresh coat of paint. Head to your local home store and pick out a handful of paint swatches. Have fun pairing them with home accents and deciding which colour would be best in your space.
Check and change furnace filters
Change your furnace filter every few months to ensure your heating system is functioning as efficiently as possible.
Take a time out for the ones you love
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Once you’ve tackled our home maintenance to-do list, take time out from your hectic schedule to share some quality time with that special someone.
Whether you’re looking to change the paint on the walls, renovate that newly de-cluttered mudroom or want someone to tackle a growing honey-do list, we’ve got you covered. Just call 902-488-5683. For even more inspiration, check out our blog and portfolio at iloverenovations.ca.