The thought of Home Maintenance is just too overwhelming. It's an all-encompassing, cumbersome, fund-draining word that takes up way too much space in our heads and on our to-do lists that make our hearts flutter with anxiety. I much prefer to break things up into manageable chunks, that help me breathe a little more easily. Instead of looking at the Entire Home, let's look at your Home One Room At A Time. All your room needs is a little TLC. Let's start with the kitchen.
The kitchen is where everyone in the home congregates and it takes on the brunt of abuse from a household. Think about the wear and tear of the fridge over time. In our household, I am convinced we probably open and close that thing at least 40 times each day! Don't even get me started on how often we open the cabinets when each member of our family is on the hunt for some special food to satisfy their craving. Kitchen maintenance is of utmost importance to make sure everything stays in tip top shape and running. Be proactive instead of reactive. Who wants a house full of hungry kids when the fridge stops working, the oven won't start, the sink starts leaking and the cabinets are falling off the hinges? No thanks!
Here are some quick and easy guidelines to follow for Annual Kitchen Maintenance. I also created a handy dandy checklist with examples to help you in your Annual Kitchen Maintenance journey!
1. Take an inventory and make a list of all of your kitchen items. This includes your foundational and semi-permanent items.
2. Write down the name, brand, serial number, item number, warranty info, and age associated with each kitchen item as applicable.
3. Make any notes about each kitchen item that you need that is considered, "important to note".
4. Indentify any problems with each kitchen item. Then, figure out what the solution to the problem is and the estimated cost of repair if known.
5. Discuss Kitchen Decor
Your Annual Home Maintenance Plan for your Kitchen is complete! Do this check once a year. I recommend doing this in January after the new year. This is when we tend to have energy for a "fresh start" and getting our lives in order. Plus, once complete, you will see what your approximate costs will be for repairs. And with hopefully a nice tax return (can I use nice and tax in the same sentence?!) coming in the spring, you can use some of your return to complete the repairs. Put a date on the calendar and get started!
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