l Practice thorough yard maintenance. l Reseal cracks in concrete areas. l Power-wash the exterior. l Clean and align gutters and downspouts. l Clean the chimney. l Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Sweep walks and driveway. l Wash windows. l Thoroughly clean the interior. l Repair damage to all indoor surfaces. l Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. l Unclog slow drains. l Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum and wood floors. l Clean out the fireplace. l Mend torn screens. Clean out window tracks. l Replace burned-out light bulbs. l Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors. l Clean all appliances. l Replace toilet seats and shower curtains. l Clear away all cobwebs. l Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.