Easy No Nonsense Ways to Make Your Home Springtime Ready

Yay!  Spring is only 3 weeks away.  This means warmer weather and longer daylight hours.  It has been a long winter.  Our homes can use some spring freshening up.  Do you know how to get your house ready for spring?  Here are a few easy suggestions and tips.
  • Have windows washed. Nothing makes a house look brighter then sparkling clean windows.
  • Repair and/or replace any damaged window screens.
  • Check around the windows for any leaks or cracks. Caulk and weather strip where needed.
  • Have your HVAC system check and serviced. Replace the AC filter.  Now is the time to make sure your AC is working properly.  Do not wait until the weather is hot.
  • Clean out the refrigerator. See the 2Michelles blog post: It's Not Too Late for National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day.
  • Clean oven.
  • Vacuum all the mattresses in your home and flip. Wash blankets, duvet covers, bedspreads.  Air out pillows.
  • Organize your closets. Get rid of any unused and/or unwanted clothing.
  • Have carpets and upholstery professionally steam cleaned or rent a steamer and do it yourself.
  • Clean out your fireplace.
  • Clean and dust ceiling fans. Check to make sure they are working property.
  • Check smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are working properly. When were the batteries last changed on these devices? Change the batteries if necessary.
  • Check your gutters and downspouts. Make sure they are clean and free of debris.
  • Have your roof checked for any cracks or needed repairs.
  • If the weather is warm enough, open your windows. Let fresh air into your home to help get rid of any stale odors.

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