What Are Some Things You Should Do Every Spring for the Upkeep of Your House?

People set many tasks aside for spring. It gives them a chance to get outside or open the windows while working inside.

Outdoors, you will want to sweep your walkways and porches. Wash the thresholds at your doors, and wash the doors themselves. Wash your window screens. This is also a great time of year to paint your front door, as long as it is warm enough and not too humid, so the paint will dry properly.

Clean off your welcome mat, or replace it if it got too beat up during the winter months. Wash the siding of your home. You can rent a power washer for this task at many hardware stores.

If you plan on using spring as a good excuse to get some much-needed cleaning done, don’t try to complete the list all in a day. Give yourself a week or more and work from one side of your house to the other, so that you know how much you have done and how much work remains.

During spring cleaning days, plan easy meals so that you won’t have to spend a lot of time cooking on days when you are already tired from cleaning. Slow cookers and crock-pots work well for cleaning days.

If you’re a spring cleaner, make notes of little things you notice that may need repair or maintenance, as you clean. Perhaps you have chair cushions that need mended, or little areas that need paint touch-ups. Similarly, if you happen to notice that you are running out of some supplies, make note of this, rather than stopping the cleaning to go to find whatever it is you need to replace.

Go from room to room with a laundry basket and pick up miscellaneous receipts and papers. Extra screws or bolts that you find in drawers, and other items that don’t belong where you found them should go in the basket. Then everything can be sorted and placed where it belongs.


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