We know there is a great sense of pride when you become a homeowner, and, naturally, you want to take care of the place you call home. Beyond the usual day-to-day cleaning tasks like dusting and mopping, there are a few things you can do throughout the year to keep your home in top shape.

Each month, we’ll be going through the chores that will ensure your home is always beautiful and running smoothly.


Over time, you may notice the caulking around your tub, shower, sink, and toilet begin to deteriorate with wear and tear. You could hire in a professional to do the re-caulking job, or you could do this relatively easy repair yourself. You’ll find all the tools you need at your local hardware store, and there’s lots of information online to walk you through the process.

We found a few great sites that provide step-by-step instructions on how to re-caulk like an expert:

Popular Mechanics

This Old House

There’s even a video from See Jane Drill.

Once you master this, you can do any handy jobs around your home. Stay tuned for Tip #2 coming next month!

Image: Hycroft 2 – Now selling in South Surrey