Spring Into Your Home To-Do List

Evening after work in spring home garden with wheelbarrow, shovel and rake - horizontal
Now is the time to get out in the yard and tackle springtime home maintenance! (Photo Credit: Adobe Stock)

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.

Friendly American Standard HVAC technician, who is wearing a cap, smiles, holds a clipboard, and stands beside a condenser unit
A heating and cooling specialist should check your air conditioner at least twice a year.

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 steal HVAC systems sitting outside a house, with a tree branch in the front
Have a professional service your A/C and heating systems to keep them in working condition all season long. (Photo Credit: Adobe Stock)

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

Professional wearing green gloves stands on ladder and cleans out fall leaves from gutter.
Clear out winter debris from your gutters so they’re ready for April showers. (Photo Credit: Adobe Stock)

“Spring clean” rain gutters and downspouts, and make repairs, if necessary. Skip to [1:57] for more details.

Leaves on top of a shingle roof
Clear any leaves or branches that have accumulated on your roof over winter.

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

Man washes window screens with a wet sponge in hand
Remove dust from window screens to get a clear view of the springtime sunshine. (Photo Credit: Adobe Stock)

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

Brush cleaning lint from clothes dryer exhaust pipe.
Cleaning lint not only keeps your dryer functioning properly, but it also eliminates a fire hazard. (Photo Credit: Getty Images Signature)

Clean lint from the clothes dryer’s exhaust pipe. Skip to [4:11] for more details.

Adjusting door hinge with lubrication.
Ensure all moving parts around your home are working smoothly. (Photo Credit: Andrii Atanov/Getty Images)

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.

Woman's hands sharpening gardening prunes.
Sharpen your tools now so they’ll be ready for heavy use later in the summer. (Photo Credit: Lex20/Getty Images)

8. Sharpen Garden Tools

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.

Rake combing through pine straw in a raised flower bed.
Rake through your garden beds to aerate the soil.

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.

Ceiling fan next to hanging lights and canless recessed lights.
Make sure ceiling fans are in proper working order for the warmer weather.

10. Reverse Ceiling Fans

Reverse ceiling fans to counterclockwise direction to blow air down. Skip to [7:31] for more details.

The static electricity in dryer sheets will attract dust from ceiling fan blades and keep it in place.

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.

Give your indoor faux houseplants a good cleaning this spring. (Photo Credit Adobe Stock)

A Little Something Extra

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.

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