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Home Maintenance Challenge Week 5: Switch Plates & Blue Flowers Maybe

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Are you looking to get a handle on your home maintenance on the inside and outside?

Well, you’re in the right place.

I started a home maintenance challenge.

Each week I provide sample tasks to work on.

I  base our challenge on checklists and recommendations from websites that showcase experts.

Many people find it hard to keep up with their house projects and general maintenance for their home.

It is VITAL to maintaining your property value, sanity, and sense of order. It also helps to potentially avoid bigger problems down the road that can cost a lot of money.

Each week I’m challenging readers to take better care of their homes inside and out.

Whether you are working on a large ongoing project, simply completing small tasks around the house, or just looking to inspect your home. . .post comments, blog posts, and updates here.

Are you up for the challenge?

Link your post in the comments below. Also feel free to show pictures on Twitter. Tweet me at @msenthusiast and use hashtag

#home to share your photos, updates, and blog posts. If you’d like to join a special Pinterest board, the challenge will be posted there as well as progress and other home-related posts. Just email me at info at MoneySavingEnthusiast dot com if you’d like join.

Challenge 5 : Do something to small that may have a big impact. Make sure your goal is attainable and measurable.

For this week:

Attempt to clean something small. I cleaned  off my switch plates. It seems so silly but you’d be surprised how dirty they get. A little smudge here and there has a subtle way of making your house look dirty. I noticed the switch plates in my kitchen had little drips on them from preparing food or using the blender. Cleaning it off  seems small but it looks much better.


  •  Inside– Find something minor to clean. Wipe down all of your switch plates, dust your picture frames, declutter your junk drawer. Something! Make it a part of your cleaning checklist.


  • Outside– There are small, inexpensive ways to spiff up outside as well. Do something small like buying a new welcome mat. Updating the numbers on your mailbox or home, or buying a plant for the front of your home. Doing something small is affordable. It may also give you a little boost to see something new outside of your home.

I adapted some of these ideas from the CNN Money’s Home Calendar for June.

Home Maintenance Challenge: Week 1 Windows

Home Maintenance Challenge: Week 2 Indoor and Outdoor Clutter

Home Maintenance Challenge: Week 3 Filters, Wooden Deck and More

Home Maintenance Challenge Week 4: Organize Inside & Complete an Outdoor Project

3 responses to “Home Maintenance Challenge Week 5: Switch Plates & Blue Flowers Maybe

  1. For me it is very tough to maintaining my garden. I love it a lot but but I can not deal with flower and plants. They need maintenance that I can’t do regularly.

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