January Organization and Home Repair Checklist [printable]


Can you believe it’s officially the new year? There’s no better time to get ahead of the game before it gets ahead of you. There’s not a better time to make and keep resolutions. {or so I’ve heard-evil laugh} Seriously though. I’ve found that starting the year off “right” makes a world of difference. By “right”, I mean with a game plan of how I’m going to get and stay organized. With this organization and home repair checklist that’s perfect for the new year, you can tackle home repair and maintenance tasks with a minimum of stress {knuckle bumps}. The last thing we need to do is start off the year stressing, right? Print the free download by clicking the link under the image below.

January is my favorite month to decompress and purge!!! {knuckle bumps} Cleaning is never on the top of my list, but I really don’t mind it as much when it means that organization takes place. So, let’s tackle January with the thought in mind that the work we do will save us time and energy in the long run!  The January home repair checklist is easy to tackle because I made sure that I didn’t add too much to the list. I don’t like to make anything too cumbersome! Don’t stress, and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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January Organization and Home Repair Checklist

Tip Junkie is here to help you get and stay in your best form shape as the cold weather descends! This home repair and maintenance checklist is a great resource free checklist. Take a day and really plan and organize your schedule so you can clean and organize every room inside your home, as well as the outside of your home. It’s worth it. Pinky swear.

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January Organization

Now that it’s the new year and the weather is most likely pretty chilly where you live, you might be feeling a greater desire to get things done inside the home. I’ve definitely found that having colder weather {we even got snow here in Texas!} makes cleaning and organizing easier because I have less desire to be outside. The key is to tackle it before you talk yourself out of it! {laughing}

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1.  Inside the House ~ Cleaning

Now that the “major” holidays are behind us, let’s try to relax and focus on organizing!  OK Girl… don’t get overwhelmed this is a big list.  I’m hoping you’ll use your New Year Spirit and renewed energy to help get your home ship shape.  Now remember there is no shame or guilt on Tip Junkie.  These are simply things you can do to get ahead of the game.  Do what you can. Some of these will be repeated once again throughout the year, so if you don’t get to it in January no worries. {hugs}  Here are a few tasks that will yield big benefits throughout the new year:

Annual Maintenance:

  • Spray for ants, replace bait
  • Fire extinguisher charged
  • Smoke detector batteries
  • Furnace: change filters
  • AC: change filters

Annual Cleaning:

  • Clean kitchen appliances
  • Clean refrigerator and ice
  • Range hood filter, blades
  • Garbage disposal
  • Clean drains w/ baking soda
  • Water softener salt drum
  • Wall Furnace: clean grills
  • Clothes Washer: filter, hose
  • Clothes Dryer: vacuum lint
  • Inspect bathroom caulking


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2.  Outside the House ~ Home Maintenance

Since many areas of the country have snow, I’ve kept things super simple since outside maintenance can be difficult.

  • Cover AC Unit
  • Store Garden Tools
  • Get snow shovels, blower, if you haven’t already
  • Check pipe insulation
  • Winterize Yard & Trees
  • Winterize water sprinklers
  • Make sure the pool is winterized
  • Garage: remove paint, liquids

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3.  Improve the House ~ Home Repair

Now that the weather has cooled off and temperatures have dropped {in most places} it’s a great time to do some home repairs without breaking a sweat! These ideas will make a huge difference in your home and don’t take a ton of effort! {score}

New Year Prep:

4. Sale Items:

This month is a great time to buy items that go on sale in January for discounted prices.

Sports Equipment ~ Major chain stores typically offer savings of up to 50% on fitness equipment after Christmas. Perfect timing for getting into shape for the new year, right?

Gym Memberships ~ Because many people resolve to get into shape for the new year, many gyms offer incentives for new members like waiving membership fees of offering a few free months for joining.

Winter Apparel ~ Now is the time to stock up on winter apparel! Retailers are already looking towards the spring line so they start slashing prices on the winter gear!

Tax Software ~ Although thinking about taxes is the last things I’m sure we all want to focus on, now is the time to grab the software at discounted prices that’ll help you out! Most of the software packages include submission fees!

Jewelry ~ January is a great month to get great deals on discounted jewelry. Think Valentine’s Day.

TIP: Love nature? The National Parks in the US will offer free admission for Martin Luther King Jr. Day which is January 18th!

December home maintenance

5. Free Printable Downloads:

If you’re a list maker or like a visual reminder of what needs to be done these free printable downloads will help you stay on top of your game.

Checklists by Month:

What do YOU do in January? 

I know I’m missing a few things.   So feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments and I’ll add them for ya on the free download. {high fives}.  I just love being able to get your ideas and be helpful in return!  My goal is for this checklist to be helpful and a great resource for all you fabulous Tip Junkies!

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