Spring is here! Take advantage of the warmer weather by freshening up the interior and exterior of your home. Here are some easy tips for Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance projects to tackle this season to keep your home fresh!  

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Exterior Maintenance 

With the threat of winter storms behind us, spring is the perfect time to get outside and take care of some outdoor chores so you can enjoy the warmer weather to come! 

  • Clean Your Chimney: With winter weather past us, it’s time to have your chimney cleaned! Schedule a chimney sweep, and make sure everything is functioning properly.  
  • Check Your Yard: Does your yard need a little pick-me up? Fertilize, reseed and cut your grass to give your yard a little revamp!  
  • Get Your Pool Ready for Summer Fun: As the weather gets warm, perform any pool cleaning and maintenance.  
  • Get Your Grill Ready: Time to get the grill going! Check grill hoses and clean your grill to prevent grease fires.  
  • Hook Up Water Source: With freezing weather behind us, attach hoses and turn on exterior water sources.  
  • Make That Glass Shine: Clean windows and sliding doors, both glass and tracks!  
  • Clean up Your Yard: Is there leaf debris by your house? Clear your lawn of leaves, sticks, and branches. This can help with ants and other pesky spring problems!  
  • Curb Appeal: Spring is a time to say “goodbye” to the old and welcome in the new! Touch up exterior paints to brighten up your curb appeal, as needed. Read more on our blog Essential Landscaping Tools for Homeowners to learn more about maintaining your home’s property!  
  • Power Wash Exteriors: Keep your home looking brand new by pressure washing your home’s exterior. Depending on the amount of buildup, consider using a pump sprayer or renting a pressure washer.  

Interior Maintenance 

There is no greater feeling than having a clean space to call home. Spring is the perfect time to start tackling some household chores! 

  • Vent Covers: Unscrew vent covers, then place them in a sink of hot, soapy water. Let them soak for a few minutes, rinse off with cool water. 
  • Doors: Wipe down all doors to get rid of loose dust and dirt. Gently scrub the door using a sponge or wet rag to remove any stains.  
  • Blinds: Fully lower the blinds, and wipe the blinds down with either a microfiber cloth or a vacuum. Continue to work from top to bottom so dust doesn’t fall in areas you’ve already cleaned. 
  • Refrigerator/ Freezer: Throw out any expired food and remove all shelving and drawers. Thoroughly wash all removable parts and wipe the inside with hot, soapy water. Don’t forget to dry all items before placing items back. 
  • Shower Curtain: Toss your shower curtain and liner in the washing machine with detergent and ½ cup of baking soda. 
  • Windows: Wipe down all windows in your house with a window cleaning solution and a lint-free towel. Make your homemade solution by missing one part of distilled vinegar with 10 parts warm water in a spray bottle. 
  • Baseboard: Vacuum along the length and top of baseboards. Dip a sponge in a mixture of warm water and dish soap and scrub any scuffs or stains. Use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe down any cleaning residue. 
  • Microwave: Using a microwave-safe bowl, fill two cups of water and two tablespoons of vinegar and turn the microwave on high for five minutes. Carefully remove the container and turntable and begin wiping down with a clean rag. 

These are just a few homes maintenance projects you can tackle this spring! Download our FREE Spring Home Maintenance Checklist to keep yourself motivated throughout the process. If you’re looking to purchase or refinance, then contact one of our expert Loan Officers today!