Maintaining a home is a year-round job, so it’s a good idea to spread out the work into smaller chore lists you can tackle at the start of each season.

We call it the 4 Seasons of Home Ownership.

For summer, the list includes things like inspecting and repairing your deck, fences and gates.

Those things will see more use this time of year, and it’s important that that you replace any loose fasteners or rotten wood to make them safe for your family and friends.

Folding counter near barbecue grill outdoors on a cloudy day
Before you fire up the grill after several months of not using it, clean it with aluminum foil and white vinegar.

And you’re going to be doing more entertaining outside, so be sure to clean your grill … you’ll want it in tip-top shape for those backyard cook-outs this summer.

This is also a great time to thoroughly clean your windows inside and out, so you can enjoy the outdoors — from inside, too. Check out our guide for window cleaning tips.

Gloved hands cleaning countertops and washing windows
For great views when you can’t be outside, clean your windows so they sparkle. (DepositPhotos)

Speaking of the inside of your home, tackle organizing your garage this summer. Now’s a great time to purge any unnecessary items and schedule a garage sale to make a few extra dollars.

If you have a two-door garage, the space in between is a great place for storage.

You’ll find the list with all of these chores, and a few more ideas for summer, at

Download the list today and make this summer a great one at your house.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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