- Tour house and exterior grounds. Make a list of any needed maintenance.
- Sweep porches and walkways
- Wash siding, thresholds, and exterior doors. It may simply work with a garden hose and a deck brush. For the best results, we recommend power washing.
- Clean or replace welcome mat.
- Inspect, clean, and repair outdoor furniture.
- Inspect light fixtures: wash covers and check for damaged wires and connections.
- Clear away any dead foliage and weeds from beds and lawn.
- Inspect the roof for winter damage: leaks, missing or broken shingles or tiles. If you don’t have access, we recommend contacting your local roofer for inspection.
- Scrape, prime, and paint any peeling spots on trim or woodwork. You’ll not only be making a difference cosmetically but also protecting the wood from damage due to changing temperatures and moisture.
- Identify any rotting wood trim or siding and have it removed and replaced before it becomes a bigger issue.
- Begin your landscaping projects while it’s cooler and the soil is damp and pliable. Trees, plants, and shrubs make a huge difference in adding curb appeal.
- Lastly, remember to have fun doing it. The outside of your home is there to protect you year round so it’s always a good idea to inspect, repair, and clean your biggest asset.
2. Assemble a team– If your family is willing and able, get them to work with you as a team. And there’s always your friends.
3. Gather your supplies – Spend the week before spring cleaning begins gathering up the supplies you’ll need.
4. Plan ahead for time-consuming tasks– If you’re planning any time-consuming tasks, set aside extra time outside of your actual spring cleaning schedule.
5. Focus on one task at a time – Simply put.
6. Recognize your progress – A large list is daunting but once you begin to see things crossed out you’ll feel you’re making a dent.
7. Be realistic – hard work takes time, but know that the satisfaction from a job well done is around the corner.
8. Take breaks – You’re not a machine, and everyone deserves a break.
9. Prepare snacks and meals ahead of time – Refuel without creating even more work for yourself. Think of easily put-together meals.
10. Get ready to jam – Remember to have fun, so make that I-tunes playlist or break out those vinyl records. Music keeps you moving!