What to do now to prepare for spring at home
The countdown is officially on — we are just a few weeks away from spring! If you are as excited as we are for this season, you may want to start making some moves to get your home ready for the temperature change.
Here is what you can do now to get ready for the coming season:
- Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors: you should be testing your alarms and detectors regularly, and changing the batteries at least twice a year. Don’t wait for an emergency to find out if everything is working properly.
- Scrub your walls and baseboards: these are the parts of your home that likely get neglected in your monthly or weekly cleaning schedule, so it’s a great idea with the changing seasons to give the walls, baseboards and even outlet covers a really good scrub.
- Replace your filters: there are many different filters in your home (most likely): range hood, water, air vent, etc. Most filters should be replaced every three to six months, and the switch to spring is a great reminder to replace or at the very least check these filters.
- Clean your faucets and showerheads: unscrew your faucets and showerheads and soak them in vinegar and water for an hour, then rinse with warm water. This is an eco-friendly way to renew and refresh your faucets.
- Wash windows and screens: you’ll need to wait until the weather is warmer for this one, as you’ll want to take out the screens and wash all the windows in your home. Get them from the outside too if you can!
- Deep clean the house: a great thing to do when seasons change is to give your house a top to bottom deep clean. This helps with the maintenance of your home and keeps allergens away too!
- Clean the grill: again, you will want to wait for warmer weather, but you will likely want to get your BBQ in tip-top shape for usage as soon as spring hits.
- Clean the yard: before you can start refreshing and be renewing your yard, you’ll need to cleanse it of everything leftover from the last two seasons. Start by raking and weeding your yard, so you can deal with the grass underneath.
What else do you do to get your home ready for spring? Share it with us on social media!