Spring arrives on March 20th and will last for 92 days, 17 hours and 55 minutes…so, what are you waiting for? Let the home projects begin.~Tori Toth
You may not have noticed but spring has arrived! The days are definitely getting longer and as I write this article the temperature here in Raleigh is 80 degrees! If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to plan your spring home projects.
Many homeowners believe spring maintenance is all about the cleaning. Certainly, a good cleaning of the exterior and interior of the home is a good idea, but maintaining the systems, appliances and home structure is a must! Here are some spring maintenance checklist items.
Outdoor Home Projects
- Clean gutters and downspouts.
- Siding: Clean siding with a pressure washer to keep mold from growing. Check all wood surfaces for weathering and paint failure. If the wood is showing through, and the immediate area and apply a primer coat before painting. If the paint is peeling, scrape loose paint and sand smooth before painting.
- Roof: Inspect roof surface flashing, eaves, and soffits. Perform a thorough cleaning. Check flashings around all surface projections and sidewalls.
- Inspect driveways and paths.
- Air Conditioning. Just as you readied your furnace for fall, now is the time to make sure that air conditioning units are in good working order for the warmer months ahead.
- Check sprinkler and irrigation systems.
- Fertilize/Seed Lawn
- Mulch Beds
- Plant Spring Flowers in Pots (Front Entry/Entertaining Area)
- Organize Garage
- Clean Patio Furniture
- Clean Grill
Indoor Home Projects
Here are some ideas to refresh the inside of your home:
- Clean Light Fixtures
- Touch Up Paint + Baseboards
- Wash Windows/Blinds
- Wash/Maintain All Appliances
- Clean Out Closets (Seasonal Clothes)
- Clean Behind & Underneath ALL Furniture
- Add Seasonal Décor
- Remove Christmas Decorations: Just noticed that we still have a couple of Christmas decoration scattered around the house!
How to Decide?
It can be difficult to prioritize your home projects. After all, the list above is pretty extensive and spring is a great time to spend time with the family and check out all of the great things to do around the Triangle area! Here are a couple suggestions to assist you with your spring home projects. Start by handling any projects that can cause major damage like a leaky roof, or projects that could affect your safety in the home. Look to upgrade items that can help you save money, like replacing windows. Complete low-cost projects that make an impact, for instance, new paint before tackling the bigger projects.
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