Spring Cleaning Made Easy

The weather is warming and the sun is finally (most days) shining, which means it’s time to think about your home’s spring maintenance needs. It’s also a good time to work on some larger projects now that there is more daylight and the threat of winter weather is behind us.

Here’s a checklist to spruce up your home this spring…

  1. Inspect driveways and walkways. Repair cracks and chips to fix walking hazards. Your association may require you to replace damaged sidewalks as well.
  2. Prevent mosquitos. Look for and get rid of standing water that may have pooled over the winter. Removing a place for mosquitos to breed will minimize your chances of contracting any of the nasty viruses they carry with them.
  3. Wash your windows. It can be a tedious job but once it’s done, your home will feel instantly fresh and ready for the summer sun to pour in.
  4. Clean gutters and downspouts. Removing leaves and debris helps the rain water to flow freely, preventing leaks and other issues throughout your home.
  5. Clean your fireplace. After a cold winter, if you used your wood fireplace frequently, it’s time to clean out the soot and ash. You’ll also want to hire a professional chimney sweep to give it a once over; then you’ll be ready when the chill hits the air again.
  6. Check screen doors and windows. Don’t let the bugs find refuge in your home this spring and summer. Examine your screens for holes and damage; even a tiny tear can allow pesky pests inside.

This article was adapted from: https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/62779344/list/your-spring-home-maintenance-checklist. You can find even more spring maintenance ideas there!