Incredibly Handy Home Maintenance Checklist

Housekeeping and baby keeping used to be women’s forte since ages but the trend is changing especially in Western countries. Men are taking care of houses and it does not come naturally so following few tips will help and make life better for men to manage their houses:

Routine House-keeping advices:

Use Doormats:

House gets dirty due to dirty footwear, so the best alternative is to use doormats and let the dirt be out of house, keeping your house neat and clean.

How to select a doormat:

A mat should be long enough but not wider than the door itself.
Use Acrylic with either a vinyl or rubber backing is the best choice for an indoor mat so it can be easily vacuumed or shake it outside to get rid of the dirt.

Mats for outside your door are usually made of rubber. If the location has lot of dirt and mud then keep a wire rack underneath the mat.

Let shoes be out of house

Have shoe rack just inside the entrance, a decorative basket or some other receptacle where people can hoard their shoes.

Let the doors be closed

Keep doors closed and if you’re hovering in the house make sure the adjacent doors are closed. Periodically wash curtains.

Managing Pets

Keep your pets clean and take preventative measures when you know they have got especially dirty, will reduce the amount of dirt they can bring into your house.

A rag near the entrance can be kept and pet shall be trained to use it to first clean them and then enter in the house.

Hygiene & Health

Inspect and change filters

As per the number of member’s pets and hygiene in house one can change HVAC filters monthly orquarterly.It is too goodto have cheaper filters and replace them more often compare to going with the expensive filters.

Clean kitchen sink disposal

Vinegar cubes are the best to use to clean the kitchen sink disposal.Ice cube can further help to add cleanliness of blades.

Flush toilets

This is not only applicable for those toilets you routinely use.In fact, guest rooms toilets shall be flushed and cleaned with a toilet cleaner every week to avoid germs get jammed.

Give your house a deep clean. Clean your houses on regular basis and clean all the dirt of houses so stay away from diseases. Mops, buckets and related cleaning materials shall be washed as well. These cleaning materials shall be replaced with new purchase to avoid germs gathered in them getting back in the house.

Safety

Extinguisher inspection

First of all men must know how to use fire extinguisher, it should have easy access, gauge shows adequate pressure, and that it has no signs of wear and tear. Children shall be kept away and told them not to misuse it.

Check Fire Alarm

Fire alarm shall be on. It shall be tested not to waste time in emergencies. Don’t leave candles on while you leave the house. It can cause fire without your knowledge.

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