Spring is about to….well spring, and that means that changes around your home should be afoot. If you want to get the most enjoyment out of your home as you can, here are a few ways that you can prepare your property before Spring…
Prepare Your Property for Spring
Clean the Windows and Gutters
One of the biggest ways to prepare your property for spring is to clean the gutters and windows on your home.
You don’t have to give your homestead the full spring clean if you don’t want to, but it’s probably a good idea to at least clean your windows and the gutters. Why? Because the gutters are likely to be full of all kinds of debris from the fall and winter. Spring brings rain, and sometimes a lot of it. Better to know those gutters are clean and ready. Simply run a hose with a good sprayer into the gutters to wash out any debris. I live in a wooded area so I have to use a pressure washer to get rid of the saplings that start to grow in my gutters.
When Spring does arrive in all it’s glory, you want your windows to be perfectly clear. The trees all start budding and flowers start blooming. You want to be able to look out the window and enjoy the view, don’t you? A great way to clean windows is with vinegar in a spray bottle and newspaper. Vinegar doesn’t streak and newspaper leaves no lint like paper towels.
Clean Your Vases
Another chore you’ll want to add to your pre-spring cleaning list is cleaning your favorite vases. Why? Because one of the biggest joys of Spring is the flowers and you’ll want to make the most of them by bringing some of the most beautiful ones into your home and displaying them prominently.
Fresh flowers in a clean vase just creates a feeling of Spring!
Clean Up the Fireplace
Another important way you can prepare your property for Spring is to have the fireplace attended to.
After winter, it is the perfect time to clean up the fireplace. Ideally, you should sweep the chimney – or hire a professional, such as Crows chimney Swee., It is better to hire someone if you are unable to do so. Make sure you include sweeping the hearth and polishing the grate.
You might also want to get it serviced too because, when the winter picks up, you will need it to be in constant use. And it is better to be prepared ahead of time.
Check the Air-Conditioner
Depending on where you live, it’s probably not going to be too warm for a while yet, but with Spring comes a warmer atmosphere for many of us and that’s why it’s worth calling in Van Nuys Air Conditioning Repair to check that everything is working and to give it a service. That way, when it does get a little warmer, you’ll be totally ready for it.
There is nothing worse than having a 90° day and no air conditioning. By doing this chore when you prepare your property for spring you can save yourself the extra charge that many companies charge you. Especially when they come during peak service times.
Switch Out the Bedding
You’ve probably been using your extra-thick comforter and plenty of sheets to keep you warm in the bedroom the past few months, but now is the time to start thinking about lighter bedding options. Take your warmer weather sheets out of storage, launder them and then, even if you don’t switch them out just yet, they’ll be ready for you when you need them.
You can pack away those heavy down comforters and flannel sheets and get ready for lighter fabrics now.
Pack Up Your Winter Clothing
Another way to prepare your property for Spring is to change out the seasonal clothing. If you don’t exactly have a huge amount of closet space, then you’re going to want to pack away all of your winter clothing and replace them with lighter Spring options pretty soon.
A good way of doing this is by sealing them away in vacuum-packed storage bags, This will reduce their volume significantly. This way your clothing is protected and you don’t use too much space.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
If you want to mark the seasons changing by freshening up your home, then you really can’t beat a nice new coat of paint in a light, airy Spring color. Pastels are always great. Sometimes just touching up scuff marks and wear marks on your walls can refresh the whole room.
My Personal Chore List
When I prepare my property for Spring I follow a “to-do” list of sorts. I know exactly what needs to be done not just in my home but throughout my entire homestead. You can read about those chores here.
What do you do to prepare your home for the Spring? Share your comments in the box below.