Once the weather starts warming up, many people take it as an opportunity to start spring cleaning. With the new season coming up so soon, it’s a good idea to start thinking about what you want to do and how you can spruce up your home. Here are five helpful maintenance tips for your home in springtime to give you some ideas on where to start.
1. Replace Air Filters
After running your heat throughout the winter months, checking and replacing your air filters is a good idea. With the heater running, there’s likely a lot of dust and debris in your ventilation system, so clear it out.
2. Touch Up Exterior Paint
Going around the exterior of your home and looking for any signs of damage is a smart move as we get into the spring. When you’re sure there’s no damage, we recommend looking for any spots on your siding, paneling, or window trim that could use a touch of paint. Just make sure you color-match the paint you buy for touch-ups—otherwise, prepare to paint more than you originally expected.
3. Plan Big Projects
Many people treat spring cleaning as a minor event to knock out a few necessary tasks and call it a day. However, it’s also a great time to start thinking of bigger, year-round projects that you can really dedicate yourself to. Whether you live in a traditional or mobile home, there are several ways to spruce up your home this spring with larger projects like outdoor landscaping or home add-ons.
4. Plant Some Flowers
Flowers are great for adding a dash of color and brightness to your home’s exterior, and color theory indicates this is a good move for your mental health. Many species of flowers thrive in spring, making this an ideal time to plant them. Also, planting flowers will help local wildlife like butterflies and bees thrive.
5. Clean the Roof
It’s never fun to get up on the roof, but one good maintenance tip for your home in springtime is to inspect it after the winter months. While you’re up on the roof, you can remove any clutter, such as leaves and branches, and check for any damaged or missing shingles. This also gives you a chance to clean out the gutters and ensure you don’t have any leaks or other problems before entering the rainy season.
Dianne Pajo is a Certified Personal Trainer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her outdoors and performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.