One way to start the new year right is to systematically evaluate areas of your home’s maintenance monthly. To help you do this, I have posted a free monthly calendar of some key items to check by month on this website. Just look for the button marked ‘Handyman Homeowner Checklist on the Home page and print it out. Consider putting it on your refrigerator so that the first of each month you can check the item listed. Items reviewed include caulking windows, checking A/C filters, servicing fireplaces, dusting behind refrigerators, draining water heaters and much more. The more maintenance you do, the less repair work you will need.