Spring Home Maintenance: The Ultimate Planner for Working Moms

Home maintenance checklist for busy working moms.

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and rejuvenate your home after the winter months. The garden is coming back to life, and it’s becoming warm enough to open the windows and let in some fresh air.

With the help of our handy checklist, you can manage your household and keep everything clean, organized, and operating smoothly.

Spring Household Maintenance Planner for Working Moms

As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” However, it’s easy to forget or put off home maintenance if you don’t have a list of what to check for and a method for keeping everything organized. One survey found that 68 percent of homeowners don’t have an annual home maintenance checklist or routine.

Completing your annual spring-cleaning is easier with an “organize my house” checklist and some prioritizing in advance. In fact, there are a variety of tools out there to help busy moms plan and schedule household tasks. They include: 

  • Apps such as Trello and Asana
  • Home management books
  • Free printables for home organization

No matter what method you use to prioritize and schedule your home maintenance to-dos, consider adding the following items to your checklist:

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Exterior Repairs and Maintenance

  • Check for damage to your home’s exterior, including the foundation, siding, roof, and gutters, and identify vendors to help with repairs.
  • Inspect caulking around doors and windows and reseal as needed.
  • Identify any areas of pest or insect damage and schedule a preventative or remedial exterminator visit.
  • Spruce up outdoor spaces by cleaning patio furniture, power-washing decks and walkways, and testing exterior lighting.
  • Begin cleanup of lawn and consider hiring a professional landscaper for pruning, mulching, and garden planting.
  • Clean out the outdoor grill and firepit.
  • Schedule lawn irrigation system startup and annual testing.
  • Schedule pool opening.

Interior Decluttering and Maintenance

  • Do a walk-through of each room and determine what needs to be reorganized.
    • Donate or sell items you no longer need.
    • Identify furniture and furnishings in need of repair or replacement.
  • Deep-clean carpets and reseal wood floors as needed.
  • Clean windows, drapes, and other upholstery to remove built-up dirt and allergens.
  • Dust surfaces throughout each room.
  • Test and replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Organize garage and storage spaces as needed.

HVAC, Plumbing, and Appliance Maintenance

  • Schedule a professional inspection and cleaning for your HVAC and plumbing equipment, including:
    • Furnace/boiler
    • Chimney interior
    • Septic and well systems
    • Sump pump
    • Water softener
    • Dehumidification system 
  • Replace HVAC air filters and clean heating/cooling vents and returns.
  • Inspect faucets, toilets, and pipes for leaks and signs of damage and repair as needed.
  • Clean and descale dishwasher, washing machine, and other appliances to maintain efficiency.
  • Replace refrigerator water filters as needed.
  • Run an oven self-cleaning cycle.

[Related: All About Pepper’s Personal Assistants—and How We Can Help]

How Pepper’s Personal Assistants Helps Busy Moms

Keeping up with household maintenance can feel overwhelming. And if you’re managing household chores, childcare, and your career, you may be like many moms who feel even more stretched. In one survey, 93 percent of moms reported feeling burned out.

Thankfully, there’s hope. At Pepper’s Personal Assistants, we understand how hectic your schedule can be as a working mom, and we’re here to help you plan and organize your lengthy to-do list. One of our highly skilled household assistants can help you easily tackle your spring checklist, so you get it all done and have more time for the people and things you love. From organizing clutter to scheduling maintenance appointments and supervising repairs, your assistant can handle it all. (You don’t even have to be home for it to get done). 

To see how much time you can get back in your day, download our free resource: What Your Life Could Look Like with a Household Assistant.

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