Tip #1: Wash Windows & Change Window Treatments
Windows often get very dirty from the winter weather, keeping out cold winds and catching winter dust, dirt, and even salt from the roads. Your first step in spring cleaning should be to wash the inside and outside of your windows. You’ll be amazed at how much more light can enter a space when the windows are clean and that can help you save money on your energy bill! Changing your window treatments is an effortless way to bring spring into your home. Keep it easy and simple by just washing or dry cleaning your current draperies, or take it one step further by updating heavy draperies with light and airy sheers.
Tip #2: Clean Your Gutters
You can avoid flooding during spring thunderstorms but cleaning out your gutters at the beginning of the season. Cleaning your gutters can take roughly about 1 hour, but it will save you money in the long run. Gutters that haven’t been cleaned typically are an eyesore on a house and take away the beauty of your home.
Tip #3: Lawn Care
Once the snow melts or if it already has, you’ll probably need to take some steps to get your yard back into shape. Start your lawn work by raking away any leaves, branches, and clutter that was hidden under the snow all winter. Prune and trim your trees and shrubs and then haul away compost debris. You can also set up your own family or personal garden in your yard, balcony, or patio. This helps you save money at the grocery store and you get to watch how your food is grown vs buying it in a grocery store with pesticides if you don’t buy organic.
Tip #4: Repair Roof Damage
Even when it isn’t spring, you should always keep up with small roof repairs so that you can avoid an expensive overhaul down the line. After a long winter, the first thing you should do is examine your roof and assess any damage if there is any, and while you’re up there, clear away any branches, leaves, moss, and other rubbish. If you find an excessive amount of moss, mold, or other growth, you’ll want to treat your roof with chlorine bleach or copper sulfate. Replace any missing shingles and don’t hesitate to contact a roofer for a second opinion if need be!
Tip #5: Declutter For Spring
Spring is the perfect time to clear or sell the clutter that’s been accumulating in your home. Before you get started, make a room-by-room plan so that you won’t feel overwhelmed by the idea of cleaning your entire home and know that you don’t need to do everything in one day or even in one weekend. Consider purchasing drawer dividers and closet organizers to free up spaces that are prone to clutter. If you are planning on putting your home on the market, de-cluttering your home should be one of your top priorities!