Spring is the ideal season for homeowners to deep clean, reorganize, and refresh their homes. Whether you’re preparing to list your home on the real estate market or not, it’s a great time to make changes around the house, both inside and out. Here’s a helpful checklist that you can use to determine if your home is ready for spring:
Curb appeal. Once the weather starts to warm up, it’s time to get your flower beds and vegetable gardens ready for new plants. Make sure that your garden tools are organized and ready for use. Hopefully you had them stored away in a moisture-free space for the winter. You’ll want to work on your home’s curb appeal, which includes weeding, cleaning out flower beds, and properly pruning plants and shrubs.
Tune up. As the temperature goes up, the heating will likely be going off. Take the time to do a tune up of your home’s HVAC system. Replace the air filter in the air conditioner, have your duct work cleaned, and inspect the compressor. It’s a good idea to hire an certified HVAC professional to do a complete and thorough check of the system and make any necessary repairs or replacements.
Clean windows. If you weather proofed your windows and doors for the cold winter months, it’s time to take down the weatherization strips. Wash all of the windows in your home, both inside and out. Check the screens for any tears or holes, and replace or repair as needed. As soon as the first beautiful day comes along, you’ll be eager to open up those windows and let the fresh air and bright light in.
It takes some elbow grease and effort to prepare your home for Spring. Take the opportunity to clean, refresh, and repair all of your home’s important systems.