Springtime is a time for sunshine, everything brown turning to green and noticing the smudges on the windows! The to do list for interior spring cleaning can seem unending, but once those temperatures get pleasant why not do a little outside spring cleaning as well. You have been surrounded by your four walls all winter long so now is the time to get out and enjoy the fresh air!
Start with picking up all the dead limbs and tree branches that have been affected by harsh winter winds and heavy snow. Make sure to look up into the trees as well, to find any spots that may need pruning. Preventative maintenance is key when it comes to possible damage to your roof or your neighbors fence. While you are outside be sure to take a peek around your air conditioning unit and inside your gutters – is there a buildup of dead leaves and sticks that need removed? How about your backyard fire pit and grill – make sure there are no fire hazards as you will most likely be using these all summer long.
Spring cleaning on the interior of your home can include purging your closets and wiping down baseboards, but don’t forget your safety checkups also. Do you know that checking the smoke alarms and cleaning out the lint in your dryer should be on top of your safety checklist? Batteries in carbon monoxide detectors can be switched out in the springtime also to verify that everything should be functioning properly.
With many evenings full of grilling and sitting around the fire pit you want peace of mind that your property and belongings are in the best shape they can be. Although the “Honey Do” list may seem long now, you will be thankful that you accomplished it in time to enjoy a long hot summer!