A regular schedule of manageable activities will not only keep your home in first-rate condition, it will go a long way in thwarting stress-inducing emergencies that could leave your checking account drained.
Learning how your house operates and how to best operate your house are skills that you will develop over time, but lucky for you we have some guides to help you along.
Habitat Chicago Home Maintenance Manual
Chock-full of explanations and advice, this manual is developed for our Habitat houses, but much of the information can be easily applied to most homeowners.
Quarterly Maintenance Checklists
These handy printouts lay out an ideal maintenance schedule and will bring particular delight to those checklist lovers among us.
We aren’t the only ones especially interested in home maintenance--if you can believe that! Here are some of our favorite sites for additional tips and tricks:
Watch and Learn
And because seeing is, well, learning, in this case, here are some videos our construction leaders use in our home maintenance course that might be helpful for you.