Who else out there is as annoyingly organized as I am? I’ll admit, I’ve been this way since birth and it’s a quality I both love and hate.
With winter fast waving goodbye and spiring stepping forward, now is the perfect time to think about getting your home and garden for the season. By acting now, you can ensure that your home is not only a pleasant place to be this spring but that the toll winter has taken on your property does not get worse and cost you more money to fix in the future.
Okay, but what are the most important things to do around the house this spring?
Inspect the Roof, Gutters, and Drains
Inspecting your home’s roof for loose tiles or damaged shingles is a priority, as is checking the gutters for any debris. If you don’t want to do this yourself, hiring trusted gutter cleaning professionals is also an option and one that will ensure a good job is done. Once the roof is sorted, you’ll want to get down on the ground and check the drains for any built-up debris too. Remove any blockages, and you’ll be good to go.
Repaint the Exterior
The winter weather can fade and peel paint like nothing else, so you may want to think about touching up the parts of your home’s exterior that are most likely to be affected, such as woodwork and trim. If you have the time and inclination, painting the walls of the house is a great way to freshen the property up for spring and improve your home’s curb appeal at the same time.
Check Decks and Fences.
Next, you’re going to want to check decking and fences for any signs of rotting or cracking. A new coat of paint or wood seal would not hurt, either.
Clean the Windows
If you want to be able to enjoy the full beauty of spring as it unfolds outside of your home, you’re going to want to give the windows a good clean so that you can see out of them unhindered. The best way to get a good shine is by mixing one part of white vinegar with 10 parts water. Apply to windows with a soft clean cloth and buff away any dirt. Now, you’ll have uninterrupted views of the spring buds, hatching chicks, and seasonal sunshine.
Trim Shrubs and Trees
While your trees and shrubs are still dormant, this is the perfect time to trim them so that they are tidy, healthy, and happy as they burst into life this spring. It’s the little things in life that make the biggest difference, don’t you agree, friend?
One of the easiest ways to shake-up your home’s interior decor ready for spring is by switching out the winter decor for lighter, fresher spring versions. Get rid of heavy throws and blankets in favor of light cotton versions; switch dark-colored cushions and window treatments for light pastel hues; add plenty of floral patterns and get rid of heavy rugs. Your home will look amazing.
Springtime is the perfect time to show your home some TLC, so what are you waiting for? Time to get busy.