Spring into action and complete maintenance work this spring, so come summer, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a hot dog on the grill at your perfect barbeque. Use this checklist to give your home a smooth transition with the change in seasons.
- Wash your home’s exterior
Depending on the siding you have, power-washing can potentially do harm. In most cases, a garden hose and a cleaning wand attachment is all you need. Remember to tarp your plants and shrubs!
- Clean your deck or patio
After cleaning a wooden deck, remember to treat the wood, stain and seal it once everything is dry. Most patio furniture can be freshened up with an all-purpose cleaner. On furniture cushions, you can use soap, water and a soft bristle brush.
- Tend the garden
Lay down mulch to protect your plants from drought, boost their growth and give a finished look to your yard.
- Air out your home’s interior
Open all the windows and run the air conditioning on low to rid your home of any winter mustiness.
- Swap out wintery décor
Swap out your dark linens for a lighter look. Make the inside of your home look and feel like it’s ready for summer!
- Add a fresh coat of paint
Notice any chipping or peeling exterior paint? Consider a touch-up. If you hire a professional, you’ll want the work done in the spring so it’s ready by mid-summer.