Spring is here and the yellow pollen on your cars is a sure sign of it. Spring is a good time to do some cleaning and maintenance in and around the house. So get everybody together and make it a big family event. Reward the team with a pizza dinner. Here is a checklist that you can follow:
Around The House
Do a garage clean-out. Create efficient storage for sporting goods, camping equipment, and garden tools.
Inspect, clean and repair outdoor furniture.
Tour house exterior and grounds. Make a list of any needed seasonal maintenance.
Inspect the roof for winter damage: leaks, missing or broken shingles or tiles. Arrange for any needed repairs early because summer can be a busy time for contractors.
Use a sunny Saturday to scrape, prime and paint peeling spots on trim or woodwork. This will help you from having to do costly repairs down the line.
Clear away any remaining dead foliage and weeds from beds and lawn. New growth will be protected from damage or disease.
Begin major Spring landscaping projects. Spring is the time to put in shrubs and trees.
The Inside Story
It is a good time to clean out the closet. Sort clothing for donation & put away winter clothing.
Hold a garage sale! Declutter house and garage to turn trash into cash.
Wash windows inside and out.
Check drapes and window treatments. Vacuum any dust; send dirtier drapes to the cleaners.
Move furniture and vacuum beneath it.
Arrange for a spring inspection of AC units. Summer will be here before you know it and AC mechanics are busy around here during that time.
Drain sediment from hot water heater.