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It's no surprise that homes can get messy really quickly. That's why having a list of regular 'maintenance' types of chores is essential to keeping your home looking brand spanking new all year round.

To help you get the most out of your home, we have compiled 30 of the most effective and practical tips that you can start actioning on straight away.

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  1. Schedule rubbish removal pickups regularly. A few times per year will help you declutter and create space for new belongings. Remember a spacious and uncluttered household is an ingredient to happiness.
  2. Keep a rubbish bin in each room of the house. This will make it easier to toss things out as they accumulate instead of letting them pile up until there’s no choice but to deal with them all at once.
  3. Make a habit of putting things away as soon as you’re done using them. This includes dishes, clothes, and anything else that tends to create clutter.
  4. Dispose of hazardous materials properly. This means taking them to a recycling centre or landfill approved for hazardous waste rather than simply throwing them away in the trashcan.
  5. Regularly clean your home’s surfaces. This includes dusting, vacuuming, and mopping.
  6. Establish a routine for cleaning the bathroom and kitchen. These are two of the most commonly used rooms in the house, so it’s important to have a set plan for keeping them both clean and sanitary.
  7. Tackle one room at a time when cleaning. This will make the task less overwhelming and help ensure that everything gets done properly.
  8. Clean your windows and mirrors regularly. Not only does this improve the appearance of your home, but it also helps keep the windows free of dirt and streaks.
  9. Get rid of clutter on a regular basis. This includes things like old magazines, empty boxes, and unused toys.
  10. Use storage containers to organize your belongings. This will make it easier to find what you’re looking for and keep the house looking neat and tidy.
  11. Rearrange furniture on a regular basis. This can help create a new look for your home and also helps to eliminate the build-up of dust.
  12. Have a plan for dealing with pet hair. This includes regular brushing, using a vacuum with a pet hair attachment, and taking the time to clean any pet accidents immediately.
  13. Inspect your appliances regularly for signs of wear and tear. If something is malfunctioning, have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
  14. Check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors regularly. Make sure the batteries are fresh and that the detectors are in working order.
  15. Regularly change your air filters. This will help keep your home’s air clean and free of allergens.
  16. Take steps to prevent water damage. This includes fixing any leaks immediately, using a waterproofing sealant on concrete floors and walls, and using a dehumidifier to reduce moisture levels in the air.
  17. Keep a First Aid kit on hand at all times. This can come in handy in the event of an accident or injury.
  18. Have a plan for what to do in case of a fire. This includes having a designated meeting spot and making sure everyone in the house knows how to operate a fire extinguisher.
  19. Store flammable materials in a safe place. This includes things like gasoline, kerosene, and propane tanks.
  20. Make sure all of your electrical cords are in good condition and that there are no frayed wires. If you find any damage, have them repaired or replaced immediately.
  21. Use surge protectors to safeguard your electronics against power surges.
  22. Check the temperature setting on your water heater regularly and make sure it’s not set too high. This can help prevent scalding injuries and save energy in the process.
  23. Have a backup plan in case of a power outage. This includes keeping a supply of candles, matches, and flashlights on hand.
  24. Insulate your home’s windows and doors to help keep the heat in during the winter and the cool air in during the summer.
  25. Regularly check the caulking around your windows and doors for signs of wear and tear. If it’s beginning to peel or crack, replace it immediately.
  26. Trim back trees and bushes that are close to your home. This will help prevent them from damaging the roof or siding in the event of a storm.
  27. Install a security system to protect your home from burglars.
  28. Create a home inventory list. This will help you track down everything that’s been lost or stolen in the event of a burglary.
  29. Regularly test your fire alarm and smoke detectors. This will ensure that they’re in working order in the event of an emergency.
  30. Keep a positive attitude and be proactive about maintaining your home. By following these tips, you can help keep your home clean, safe, and looking its best!

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