How to Prepare Your Home for Spring
Homeowners across Canada are looking forward to positive developments that come with spring; warmer weather and longer days are certain; many homeowners use this time as an opportunity to address their home and make improvements, commonly referred to as ‘spring cleaning.’ Whether you’re planning on selling your home or looking to spruce up your living space, spring is the absolute best time to do it! To help you get started, we’ve put together some ideas on how to prepare your home for spring.
Your windows have dealt with a lot this past winter; they’ve kept cold winds, dirt and road salt from entering your home. Therefore, the first task to accomplish on your spring-cleaning list should be window washing! Clean your windows internally & externally, and you’ll be shocked at just how much natural light your home will take in! Additionally, you can improve interior lighting by replacing any heavy, thick curtains with a thinner, translucent alternative.
Inspect Your Roof
Winter can be rough, and it can leave its mark on your home, including your roof. Find a nice spring day to safely climb up onto your roof and closely examine its condition. If there is any damage, including curling or missing shingles, your roof may need immediate renovations. A damaged roof could lead to energy loss inside of your home, which could cost you hundreds of dollars on your hydro bills. If you find any traces of mold or moss growth, you’ll have to use copper sulphate or chlorine bleach treatments to get rid of it.
Your lawn and landscaping may have been affected by the frigid winter temperatures and the impact of multiple snowfalls. Even if you don’t plan on selling your home, improving the curb appeal of your property can go a long way in improving homeowner satisfaction. You can make a major improvement to your landscaping & green space by raking up branches or leaves that fell in your yard. When the ground has thawed, be sure to invest in aeration services and purchase high-quality grass seed & soil and use it to revitalize any dead grass patches in your lawn.
Interior Cleaning and Decluttering
Spring blesses us with so much natural light, and when homeowners open their curtains to allow the light in, they may truly see the mess that accumulated over winter. Cobwebs that have built in the corners of your rooms, dust that has layered shelves and bookcases, dirt & salt that covered your home’s entranceways all need to be taken care of to ensure your living space is sanitary and aesthetically-pleasing. Additionally, be sure to declutter any items that you no longer need as they can become breeding ground for dust (i.e. packages from Christmas, winter coats and boots, cards and newspapers, etc.)
Spring is an optimal time-of-year to focus on the appearance and cleanliness of your home. For homeowners that are looking to sell their current home and move into a brand-new space, contact Phoenix Homes today. Our customer service representatives are ready to help you find your dream home.