Like a car that needs tuning up every few months, your home will also need some regular TLC. Here’s Shawn Realty’s year-round monthly home maintenance checklist for 2023.


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January is a great time to focus on making your home look and feel as great as possible. Here are our top tips for staying organized, clean, and in tip-top shape this month.

  • Clean your range hood filter in boiling water and baking soda.
  • Clean the cooling coils on your refrigerator to boost energy efficiency.
  • Clean debris from your dryer vents and other air vents and filters.
  • Now is an excellent time to declutter and dispose of items that no longer bring you joy or are no longer needed.


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In the month of love, give your home some TLC. Get it ready for spring with Shawn Realty’s February Home Maintenance Checklist to help you stay on top of your chores.

  • Vacuum the mattress and box springs. To extend the life of your mattress, rotate or flip it.
  • To ensure that your sump pump is in good working order, have it cleaned and serviced.
  • Deep clean your bathrooms to remove any mildew or mold that has accumulated over the winter.
  • Clean garbage disposal.


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Spring into action with our March home maintenance checklist!

  • Clean air-conditioner filters.
  • Power-wash windows and siding.
  • Inspect roofing for damage.
  • Have a professional inspect and pump the septic tank.
  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.


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Spring has sprung, and it’s time to give your home some love! Check out Shawn Realty’s April Home Maintenance Checklist for some useful tips on keeping your home in tip-top shape.

  • Give your fridge and freezer a thorough cleaning
  • Dust and vacuum vents and air ducts to improve indoor air quality
  • Clean out your dryer vent to prevent fire hazards
  • Clean and dispose of hazardous materials properly


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Now that Portland is in full bloom, it might be time be time to pick up a broom! 🧹 Here’s our May Home Maintenance Checklist to help you get started.

  • Inspect kitchen and bath fixtures. Check for leaks and recaulk or regrout counters.
  • Check safety devices. Test smoke and carbon dioxide alarms and replace if needed.
  • Give potted plants some TLC. Give indoor plants some spring sun after.
  • Get ready for grilling season. Clean the barbecue station and the outdoor furniture to get ready for some backyard barbecue fun.


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Now’s the time to update your first-aid kit and keep the rest of your home in order! Here’s the Shawn Realty Home Maintenance Checklist for June.

  • Update the first-aid kit
  • Inspect and repair outdoor play equipment
  • Give your home a good dusting
  • Remove mold and mildew on your home’s exterior
  • Prune shrubs around AC unit


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Summer’s here and so is our home maintenance checklist! Check and inspect these items to keep your home ready for summer! Here’s the Shawn Realty Home Maintenance Checklist for July.

  • Clean windows and inspect window screen
  • Check fences and repair or replace as needed
  • Check the trees in your yard
  • Inspect crawlspace under house
  • Inspect and drain water heater
  • Check the roof for any potential repairs