December Home Maintenance To-Do List

By: Danny Lipford

House in the snow.

As autumn gives way to winter, it’s time to tackle some maintenance tasks to keep you and your home cozy and warm during the cold weather ahead.

From the attic to the basement, this to-do list is packed with easy DIY projects that can make a big difference in your energy bills, as well as some outdoor maintenance to keep hoses and faucets from freezing. And last, but not least, you can celebrate your success by hanging your holiday lights!

So grab your toolbox and get started on these December home maintenance chores. Read on to find out more.

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  • Stephen Ross Says:
    December 2nd, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I have a 1950’s Ranch home with detached garage. There only 3 joists (~20′ – 2×4) in the garage running side to side. Each of them are cracking at knot holes. What is the best way to strengthen/fix (sister another 2×4, or bolt 3″x2″ steel angle and bolt together)??



  • Mary Heleniak Says:
    December 12th, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Thanks for this info. I had no idea filters had different “sides.” Your site (and TV series) has helped this senior citizen more than you’ll ever know. Please keep up the good work. Merry Christmas!


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