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Indianapolis Spring Household Maintenance Tips

As a professional organizer and Indianapolis senior move manager, I'm afraid I see it regularly in the homes of seniors and elders: houses that have fallen into disrepair or been damaged simply by accumulated weather conditions. After all, our winters in Indiana can be harsh.

In many instances, it's nothing horrible, but time has a way of sneaking up on everyone and everything, and as I help an elder or their caregiver families organize the home or prepare for an estate sale or move, I'm always amazed at how weather can slowly injure a property.


And, of course, it's extremely difficult for seniors or their busy loved ones to regularly check for damage or make repairs. So below I've compiled a list of spring maintenance and repair items to inspect and address. I hope it will serve as an easy tool and reminder for you to help maintain the livability and value of a home anywhere in the Indianapolis area, be it Carmel, Fishers, Geist, Noblesville, Cicero, Broad Ripple, or anywhere.

If you need assistance in organizing or preparing for the move of a loved one, please feel free to contact me for a no-obligation chat. Reach Rita Woll at Yellow Tag Household Sales at 317-514-9793 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Indianapolis Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
Grounds and Yard

Clean window wells and storm drains

Check driveway and sidewalks for cracks, yard for settlement and erosion

Doors and Windows

Check doors, windows and trim for finish failure

Check for broken glass and damaged screens

Check weather stripping for damage and tightness of fit

Check caulking at doors and windows

Lubricate window hardware

Exterior Walls

Check masonry for cracks and loose joints

Check painted surfaces for paint failure

Check siding and trim for damage and decay


Check for damages or loose shingles

Check roof for water stains or dampness

Check for damaged flashing

Check for damaged or rusty gutters and downspouts 

Sweep debris from flat and low slope roofs

Check vents and chimney caps for bird nests

Check fascias and soffits for paint failure and decay

Check masonry chimneys

Interior Surfaces

Check joints of ceramic tile

Check grouting around tubs, showers and sinks

Electrical System

Test ground fault circuit interrupters

Heating and Cooling System

Clean dirt and dust from around furnaces

Clean or change air filters

Foundations and Basement

Check grading to assure that water will drain away from home

Check basement or crawl space for dampness and leakage

There are several reasons you will need our services:

  • Passing of a family member or friend.
  • Final household clean-outs and gettng the house ready for the real estate market. Act as project manager for home renovations.
  • Home staging for active real estate showings.
  • Moving – Just packing or just unpacking at the new location.
  • Moving or downsizing an aging senior parent to independent, assisted living, or long term care.
  • Want to keep your aging senior parent in their home? "Age in Place". Re-organize and de-clutter. Safety is an issue.
  • Remodeling or Redecorating – packing breakables and clean and polish while unpacking.
  • Just organizing need for an extra pair of hands to help.
  • Divorce or separation.
  • Corporate employee transfers and relocations. No downtime for the employee relocation. Getting settled immediately.
  • Digitzing documents, photos, VHS tapes, slides. Preserving the memories.