I might be getting a little ahead of myself here, but I’m looking ahead to spring. Recently, we’ve been dealing with tracking in a lot of snow and rock salt. Personally, I can’t wait for shorts and flip-flop weather.
But, we have a little while before we get to that point. In the meantime, here are some great ways you can get your home ready for the spring weather—it’ll be here before you know it!
Weather permitting, there are a few things you can do now to get ready for spring rain and/or shine. On a nice day when you can climb up and see what’s going on, check out your roof and your gutters. Replace anything that has been damaged to decrease chances of flooding in certain areas of your home, like the basement.
If there is anything that needs repairing, take the steps to do so sooner rather than later. Remove as much debris as possible from your gutters and spray them down with a garden hose. Also check any concrete or cement—on the foundation, driveway, or patio—for cracks that need to be repaired before they get worse and fill them. The winter’s harsh cold and snow may have caused damage to both, so you’ll definitely want to make sure that you check on them.
If there are spots on your roof that need repairing after the harsh winter, get ready to contact your favorite roofer. Start a budget so that you can make the repairs before summer, which can cause even more damage to your roof. While you’re up there, take a look at your chimney, too.
Check your siding for any paint peeling damage. This could lead to wood rot or damage if it makes its way through the siding.
Take time to go over all the vents, including outside dryer vents and foundation vents. Also take some time to look at and service your AC unit, too. Clean the coils and interior filters to lower your chances of having to break a sweat to do so in the summer.
Take some time to clean up the windows on the outside of your home. Whether you do it yourself or hire someone, you can remove any buildup from the winter season so that you can let in more of that beautiful, natural light once spring arrives.
Now for the cleaning: clean the grill! You’re going to want to make sure your home is ready for hosting plenty of BBQs once the weather permits it. This will save you time in cleaning everything once you do start to have spring and summer company over. Spend more time enjoying your friends and family and less time cleaning.
What are some of your favorite pre-spring cleaning tips? Let us know in the comments!
Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.