The bitter cold is on its way out and the bright, warm sunshine is quickly approaching. Spring is here, is your home ready? Check this list to make sure you have your home prepared for the spring weather.
Climb on a ladder and check your gutters for debris. It is a common thing to happen after fall and winter when leaves are shedding from the trees. You can likely pull a good bit out with your hands (with gloves on, of course), but can also take a hose to the gutters to flush out some of the debris.
Scrub Walls and Baseboards
The kitchen, bedrooms and living areas could all use a good spring cleaning. Take a sponge or brush with mild soap and lukewarm water to gently remove stains and dust. Don’t forget to remove outlet covers and wipe those down as well to avoid discoloration and dust buildup.
Water, range hood, and air filters should all be replaced every 3-6 months at a minimum. If it’s been a while since you switched them out, go ahead and get new ones for spring.
Unscrew the aerators to all faucets and soak them in equal parts vinegar and water for at least an hour. Rinse with warm water and enjoy your shiny new fixtures!
Clear out the Dryer Vent
A clogged dryer vent is a serious fire hazard. Disconnect it from the back of the dryer and use a brush to remove the excess lint. Remove the vent cover on the outside of the home and remove the lint from that end as well.
Wash the Exterior Windows
Roll up your sleeves and grab a squeegee to shine up that glass, or hire a professional window cleaner to get the job done for you! You’ll want a clear, crisp view outside with the wonderful weather approaching.
Clean the Grill
Warmer weather means cookouts galore. It tends to collect dust during the winter, especially if it’s left uncovered. Scrub it inside and out to be ready for some delicious meals with family and friends.
Don’t get overwhelmed by the pollen clouds when they roll in. Take care of these tasks inside and outside of your home to be perfectly prepared for the beautiful spring weather!