Spring cleaning, yard cleaning and spring home improvement is probably the most important tasks you will do all year. It’s important for many reasons including a change in weather, new gardens, and preparing your house for the upcoming months. It’s important you have a list handy and cover everything. Every home is different but we’ve put together a list of tasks to help you stay on top of it all.
This is extremely important. You want to make sure you plant new grass where it needs to be planted, eliminate any weeds, plant trees or trim existing trees and just spruce up your lawn. You may also consider planting flowers and beautifying your place. A nice lawn is a healthy lawn.
Landscape or Garden Setup
Some other things you may consider if you’re the green thumb type is to plant a garden. There’s nothing like a fresh planted garden with seasonal fruit all year round. Make sure that you buy seeds that grow during the spring and summer. Vegetables like tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, and carrots. Make sure you ask your garfen department what grows well in your area and what grows well each season. If you want a great garden this year, this is a top priority on your Spring Cleaning to do list.
Heating and cooling system Checkup
Make sure to check the heating system thoroughly and prepare for setting up the air conditioning. The days may bet hot soon and the nights may still be cold depending on where you live. Make sure you’re not stuck just using fans because that can use a lot of electricity. Ake sure that your central air or heating and cool is Energy Star approved. It will definitely save on power consumption.
Clean Your Gutters
Do we really need to explain this? You should make sure you clean the gutters of any debris. Also cleaning your chimney of any soot is another good idea. You don’t know what build up has accumulated in there. Believe me, you don’t want Santa getting stuck in a nasty chimney next year. Also keep in mind that if you have a pool that’s going to need a lot of maintenance. We’ll talk about that separately.
Get That Pool Ready
The pool is probably nasty and dirty. It’s probably full of slime and grime. Make sure you give it a good scrub down and make sure you disinfect it. If you are unsure how to mix the chemicals and do the final set up get someone else to help you. Get this done early so you can host your outdoor event for memorial day.
Out With The Old and In With The New
Do some much needed spring cleaning and sort through all your clothes and all the things you’re no longer using. You would be surprised all the things you can sell on Ebay or donate to a local charity. Stop hoarding because you’ll have a whole year to collect a new collection of junk. This will be therapeutic and fun.