5-Minute Home Maintenance Tasks

#MaintenanceMonday Sometimes 5 minutes is all you have and all you need to feel better about your home! Try these 6 maintenance tips to get started.




Clean your garbage disposal

If you have one of these, you know that it will turn on you if you don’t take care of it! The odor can be no joke. Some of my favorite ways to keep ours clean & happy is (1) running it with ice cubes to sharpen the blades, (2) adding cleaning vinegar & baking soda, letting it sit, then washing it down with boiling water, or (3) using frozen, diced oranges & lemons as “fresheners”!



Clean your range hood filter

Something I would have never thought to clean is what’s called the “range hood filter”. It’ll look similar to this, if you have a dedicated range hood or if it’s built in under your microwave. Gently pull the tab toward the middle and take it out. I typically wash mine with Dawn dish soap (or a mixture of Dawn, vinegar & water) to break down any grease that has collected.



Change your HVAC filter (every 3 months)