Spring cleaning always seems like a daunting task at the end of the winter. It seems to take forever and it isn’t the fun job. It is very beneficial though, it can make your home look picture perfect and ready to show off all summer long. It also can save homeowners money, depending on how much the homeowner checks the siding and windows for cracking or leaking they can either spend a lot of money or very little on repairs after a winter.
- Checking regularly on the siding for splitting or rotting can help save a homeowner money because replacing siding can be pricey.
- Check the bricks on your home and make sure nothing is loose that can cause injury or damage to the home.
- Cleaning gutters and checking on their repair before the rainy season is a must. Proper draining can help prevent things like leaky homes and rotting siding.
- Washing and treating the driveway helps prevent cracking and plants growing in it that can eventually decrease the integrity of the driveway
- Clean the deck and make sure all of the boards are in good repair, stain and seal if it is needed.
- Pull out all the furniture and make sure they are clean and in good repair. Make sure all of the decor is also in good repair
- Weed the yard and treat it with fertilizer and treatments to make it grow healthy and strong all summer.
- Ensure the sprinklers are working and reaching the entire yard. Sprinkler pipes are the easiest to crack during the winter so making sure they are in good repair is important.
- Once you are sure the cold freezes are over plant the garden and trim the trees and shrubs for a healthy growing season over the summer.
- Cleaning the front porch of cobwebs and dead bugs makes a big first impression to visitors.
- Clean the garage door and remove the cobwebs to have a clean exterior
Spring cleaning can be daunting, but there are so many rewards to getting it done. Having a clean home is always a satisfying feeling and giving your home a face lift after a harsh winter is a great reward.