Buying a home could very well be the largest investment you will make in your life. Knowing this should motivate you to have a regular maintenance schedule and follow it closely. Why? As with most things in life, the longer a problem is left without attention, the more serious it will become. For maintenance, that could mean that ignoring a problem today, could cost greatly in repair cost, or even worse, it could become a serious issue to the health or safety of you and your family.

To create an easy to follow maintenance schedule that fits your home, you can do a search for “home maintenance schedule” on the internet. That will give you some suggestions that you could use as a foundation for your own, personalized schedule. You will find that many of the major things to check on, such as your water heater, air conditioning and similar items have a set lifespan, but also specific parts that need to be inspected or replaced at regular intervals.

If you make sure that all your maintenance needs are on the schedule, spread out evenly over the year, you should be able to just spend a few minutes every week to make sure that your home is in the best shape possible.