With winter coming to an end and sunnier days around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to prepare your home for spring. During the winter, parts of your home may be neglected due to the tendency to stay inside and keep warm. However, by spacing out these maintenance tips, you’ll be able to enjoy the season once it arrives!
1. Fix Up Your Home’s Exterior First
After a harsh winter, it’s likely that the exterior of your home has experienced more wear and tear than the interior. The moment you’re able to, walk around your home and examine the caulking and weather stripping around the windows and doors. If they are old or cracking, replace them immediately. You may also want to take a look at your roof to ensure that there are no missing or broken shingles or tiles, and clean out the gutters and downspouts.
2. Refurbish Your Landscape
Though it may not be time to start tending to your lawn or garden, it is a good time to have your garden hoses, walkways and adjacent areas to your landscape ready! You can refurbish your landscape by replacing cracked, old garden hoses, raking away leaves, tree limbs and debris from sidewalks, and thoroughly washing any paved areas that have become dirty. Once this is done, you can start planning out your spring landscaping ideas and lawn care maintenance regimen.
3. Examine the Interior of Your Home
One of the best times to examine your home’s interior is in the spring. Before any climatic changes occur, ensure that your air filters have been replaced or cleaned and stock up on new air filters. Also, make sure that your air conditioner is in good working order before summer comes around.
4. Spring Clean
Spring is the perfect time of year to clean out your home. Start by cleaning your windows, ceiling fans and fireplaces. This season is also a great time to test your emergency systems, such as your home alarm, fire extinguisher and carbon monoxide alarm.
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