HouseTasks

Move in

  • Change locks

  • check weather proofing doors/windows - do you need to add weather stripping or get inserts/plastic the windows?

Spring

  • Check smoke and CO2 alarms

  • Have an HVAC tune up for A/C

  • Check no branches touch house (termites, ants) or overhang gutters

  • wash pillows

  • vacuum bed

Fall

  • Check smoke and CO2 alarms

  • Have an HVAC tune up for heat

  • Drain hoses, shut off exterior water before first freeze

  • wash pillows

  • vacuum bed

Every 30-90 days

  • Change HVAC filters (more pets = more often)

Yearly

  • Check paint on siding, porches, doors etc

  • clean wooden floors

  • clean carpets

  • clean dryer vents

  • clean dishwasher

  • rotate bed

  • clean gutters

  • check sidewalk

  • check drivway

Three-Five Years

  • water heater anode rod

Things that can apply without a house:

  • Clean filters on vacuum cleaner

  • Clean range hood filters

  • Change kitchen sponge monthly

  • Change water filters (fridge, under sink, etc)

  • oil cutting boards (2-3 months)

  • change toothbrush (3 months)

A great list! https://github.com/melissamcewen/all-chores