​Tips to help spring cleanup go smoothly

Mar 19, 2017

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Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time for the annual clean. Warm weather always helps motivate and kick-start the spring cleaning, and with some hard work and a few yard waste bags your home will be summertime ready. There’s nothing like opening up the windows for the first time in spring to let the fresh air roll in and wake you from your winter funk, so here are a few ways to make the transition from winter to spring a bit easier.

House Maintenance

Set aside one Saturday or Sunday before the weather gets really nice to do everything you need to do indoors. Pack the snow pants, mitts, and shovel away, and trade them in for the rake and some garden tools. Get your garage looking fresh with some organizing and a good sweep to get rid of any built-up sand and salt. Don’t forget to change your furnace filter if you haven’t all winter. And remember to take the cover off your air conditioner before you turn it on!

If you’re not looking forward to the daunting task of cleaning your home from top to bottom, consider a great local cleaning service.

Guelph Cleaning Maids

Simple Home Solutions

Absolute Clean

Yards and Gardens

Now as soon as that warm weather arrives, you can get started on the outside. If you need help raking leaves or edging your garden, there are plenty of small landscaping businesses that would be happy to lend a hand. It may be a good idea to also have a yard or two of mulch delivered – especially if you’re creating a new garden.

Around the House Maintenance
Schepers Property Maintenance
Manorscape

Don’t forget the mess your dog leaves behind over the winter in your backyard…

Dog Devotion
Following Fido

Decks

If you plan on sanding and staining your deck or patio this year, be sure to wait till the wood is good and dry. If it rained within the past few days, the deck boards could be water logged and you could destroy the wood when you sand or power wash them. The stain may also not bond well to damp wood and you won’t get a consistent finish. It’s best to wait for warm and dry weather to tackle the deck project.

If you plan to have a deck built, start looking for quotes now as many companies will book up quickly for the summer months. Call these trusted businesses to provide any deck building services.

Oxford Home Improvements
Superb Property Maintenance
Royal Decks
Hickory Dickory Decks

There’s so much to be done and spring is such an exciting time – spring is kind of like Friday night, because you have the whole weekend (summer) to look forward to. When you’re all done your spring cleaning and outdoor preparation, sit back and enjoy the hard work you (or someone else) has done – it’s time for long weekends, pool parties, and days at the beach!



Category: March 2017

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