1. Maintain Large Appliances: Appliances are a big long-term investment! That's why it's important to take good care of them all year long. Your refrigerator is a great place to start. Accumulating dust can make your fridge's cooling system less efficient. To prevent trouble, regularly pull the fridge away from the wall and clean the condenser coils with a vacuum. It's also a good idea to dust and clean the front lower grille. This five minute task can add years of service!
2. Clean the Oven & Stove Drip Pans: Next, move on to your stove. Let's get this clean before the holiday cooking marathon begins! The good news is that many ovens have a self cleaning feature that will do this work for you but the problem is that it takes awhile and usually smells pretty bad. Save this task for a nice day and open up the window to keep it well ventilated. Check your stove's manual for instructions and take a few minutes to clean the burners, too.