Spring Is Here

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

-Pablo Neruda

Creating a spring cleaning ritual can be therapeutic, especially during a pandemic. Knowing that your home is safe and secure creates a sense of inner calm. While most of April was spent indoors cleaning and organizing, it is now time to focus your efforts on outdoor home maintenance. Put in the effort now, before the days get too hot (and we all return to work!), and you will thank yourself this summer!

Here is a checklist of home maintenance items that need to be addressed every spring:

  • Yard clean up
  • Check sprinkler heads
  • Tree inspection 
  • Reseed Lawn
  • Plant Perennials
  • Fertilize 
  • Store snow blower safely (drain fuel/add stabilizer, clean motor/parts)
  • Tune up lawn mower
  • Inspect outside of home (concrete, roof, chimney, foundation, façade)
  • Check gutters/clean out
  • Wash exterior of house
  • Clean windows
  • Clean doors 
  • Patio – sweep, inspect, clean
  • Clean grill
  • Clean patio furniture
  • Schedule HVAC biannual checkup and service OR drain boiler
  • Sewer line cleaned out
  • Chimney checkup (chimney sweep to inspect and clean annually)
  • Check roof
  • Garage clean out

If you didn’t get to it in April, be sure to do a deep cleaning of the entire house and check all smoke and CO detectors. 

Enjoy the sunshine!

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