Spring is the ideal season to throw open your doors and windows and welcome the new burst of life everywhere. From flowers blooming to nature awakening, spring is often the most longed-for season. However, there are often essential maintenance jobs which are needed in our homes before the heat of summer hits. It’s easy to lack motivation during the dark, cold winter months and there are often areas of our homes we ignore, such as your garden. Below is a list of essential jobs to check off to get ready for the new season.
Refresh Your Yard
When it’s cold, dark and wet outside, it can be hard to venture further into your yard and get down to weeding and planting. However, spring brings forth the opportunity to refresh the current state of plants in your garden and plant new seeds to brighten up the space. There are a variety of colorful flowers and shrubs which you can plant at the start of spring to enjoy until fall, such as Nasturtium. You can even grow your own vegetables! For example, sweet Sugar Snap Peas, will tolerate some frost and grow throughout spring and summer. Getting into the garden with your children in tow will also get them interested and excited about spring!
Months of rain and wind can leave your windows less-than-happy. These miserable winter conditions can cause grimy windows which you may not notice until the sun begins to shine on them once again. If you want to truly enjoy the warm spring sunshine and natural light inside your home, it’s vital that you take the time to clean your exterior windows thoroughly. It may not be something you look forward to doing, but once you complete this task, you’ll have sparkling clean windows which you can look out of easily.
Inspect Your Air Conditioning
As we look forward to the heat of summer, it’s time to inspect your air conditioning units to ensure it can cope with the upcoming use. You may not have used your unit during the winter months, and it may have been sat idle since last fall. It would be frustrating if you do need to use your unit as your little one is too hot in bed, for instance, and find that during the months it’s not been used, it’s fallen into disrepair. It’s an important step to check your unit, and if you do find you need air conditioning repair, there are specialized companies which can often provide a same-day service, so you’re not without it for too long.
There’s a reason it’s called ‘Spring Clean’! There really is no better time to tackle all those tricky cleaning jobs than the start of a brand-new season. You’ll even find you’re more energized and looking forward to the new months if you have a tidy and organized house. A deep clean can include cleaning your kitchen cabinets, your freezer, shampooing and washing your carpets, and clean your oven and grill. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference it makes. You could make a schedule and enlist the help of every family member.
Check Your Gutters
During fall and winter, your gutters may have filled with dead leaves, and the last thing you need is for your gutters to be unable to drain. Therefore, a vital home maintenance task is to check your gutters and clear them before the excess weight causes damage.