The Monthly Maintenance checklists were developed to help spread out the normal maintenance chores associated with home ownership, into more manageable portions reflecting today’s hectic schedules. Included in each months checklist, are links to how-to article’s, tips, tricks, and other timely reminders.
We included a gardening and grounds checklist that is mainly based on Hardiness Zone 8. For other zones, you would have to adjust accordingly.
Well I have some good news & some bad news – the good news is that this is the last full month of summer. The bad news is that it is still summer time & if July was any indication, this might not be pretty. On the home front,...Read More »
July starts out with a bang with the 4th of July, unfortunately, the heat never seems to let up. Across the US of A, this is generally the hottest month of the year, and when most everyone is headed to a beach or the mountains to look for a...Read More »
Ahhh June, the gateway to the start of summer vacations, some great BBQ’s, spending time with the family, and probably working on a to-do list that is a mile long. In all honesty, while summer does not officially start until the 21st, it sure does feel like it has...Read More »
I don’t think there is any doubt left that winter is right around the corner. Just this last week when in Philly, I was left scraping my window with a credit card as I hadn’t put the scraper back in the car. As the seasons start to change, there...Read More »
Welcome to the last full month of fall. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are just around the corner and most of us have probably gone from looking forward to the leaves changing colors to hoping they will just hurry up and fall off already.
For most everyone here, the gardening...Read More »
Well fall is officially here, and many people are looking forward to the leaves starting to change colors. For those of you with gardens or farms we know you will be busy harvesting your crops this month and we hope that your crops are bountiful.
If you were not able...Read More »
Summer is slowly winding down; the dog days of August are quickly going to fade into a distant memory as the leaves start changing. The kids are back in school, which gives you some time to make sure that your home is ready for the winter. Why worry about...Read More »
Ahhh February, we are now in the second full month of winter and many people in the northern states and elsewhere are starting to feel run down from a lack of sunshine. If you are starting to feel this way may we suggest that you get out, go visit...Read More »
Welcome to the start of a New Year, and the first full month of winter. This is the time of the year when many individuals try to wipe the slate clean and start fresh with a list of New Year’s Resolutions. Instead of adding to your list of resolutions,...Read More »
Welcome to the first month of winter, which actually starts on the 21st of this month. I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving and are looking forward to Christmas, New Years or whichever holiday(s) you observe. Seeing everyone is basically scrambling to get ready for all the office...Read More »
Can you imagine my surprise yesterday when the garage door would only open up about a foot? I was slightly flummoxed as I could manually open it, the garage door opener was working fine, but put together the garage door still wouldn’t go past a foot without the motor tripping. I...Read More »
A little over a year & a half ago we were referred to HomeTalk by our good friend Paul Hamtil of Hamtil Construction. HomeTalk is a site designed primarily for homeowners looking for advice &/or wanting to show off their DIY projects or crafts. Ahh but what’s...Read More »
May is quite an interesting month. It seems to be a month of first’s and last’s; the last full month of spring, the last day of school, the first of many holidays, the first start to summer vacations, the first gripes on it being to hot, and the list...Read More »
April is the first full month of spring, and shortly the kids will be getting out of school, everyone will be heading out on vacation, and it seems like our weekends will be filled with mowing the lawns...Read More »
March and the start of spring, is a great time, as it seems to bring out a new life in everything. The trees start to bloom, the animals that were hibernating are coming back out after their long winter naps, and for many individuals (especially up north) they can...Read More »