Spring is here, and with warmer weather comes a different set of home chores you need to take on to keep your home in tip-top shape.
The same way you cycle out your winter wardrobe for your spring attire, you need to cycle out the cold-weather chores for spring tasks.
We partnered with our friends at The Home Depot to compile a spring list of tasks to give your home some TLC. It’s packed with manageable tasks to help your home run effectively and efficiently.
Top 10 Spring Home Must-Do List
Don’t take a rain check on these essential spring home maintenance chores.
1. Service Your HVAC System
Have a professional service your A/C and heating systems. The last thing you want is for your air conditioner to break down later in the summer. Skip to [1:17] for more details.
2. Clear Away Leaves from A/C
Be sure to clear away leaves and debris from the A/C condenser unit. Skip to [1:37] for more details.
3. Clean Gutters and Roof
“Spring clean” rain gutters and downspouts, and make repairs, if necessary. Skip to [1:57] for more details.
4. Clear Debris From Roof
While you’ve got your ladder out, go ahead and clean debris off your roof. Skip to [2:58] for more details.
5. Clean and Repair Window Screens
Clean and repair window screens. While you have your screens out for cleaning, be sure the tracks are clean and lubricated.
6. Clean Dryer Exhaust Pipe
Clean lint from the clothes dryer’s exhaust pipe. Skip to [4:11] for more details.
7. Lubricate Hinges
Lubricate exterior hinges, gates, garage door tracks and locks. Any moving part in your home needs to be lubricated to function efficiently this spring. Skip to [5:20] for more details.
Sharpen gardening tools and inspect your wheelbarrow. Doing this now will spare you the headache of doing it later in the season when you’ll be using them more often. Skip to [6:13] for more details.
9. Prepare Garden Beds
Prepare all flowerbeds and plants. Now’s the time to remove debris and till the soil. Skip to [7:08] for more details.
10. Reverse Ceiling Fans
Reverse ceiling fans to counterclockwise direction to blow air down. Skip to [7:31] for more details.
If Time and Budget Allow
Although not essential, these tasks will make a difference in the look and feel of your home this spring.
Skip to [8:23] to hear more on each task on the Today’s Homeowner 4 Seasons of Home Ownership Spring Checklist Podcast.
These extra tasks are for the go-getters out there!
Skip to [10:30]to hear more on each task on the Today’s Homeowner 4 Seasons of Home Ownership Spring Checklist Podcast.