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Spring is springing in many areas of the United States and with warmer temperatures come some extra chores and household jobs that will keep your home in great shape.
Do a Deep Clean
Spring is a great time to deep clean the interior of your home. This can include dusting seldomly-cleaned surfaces like ceiling fans as well as doing a full pantry and fridge cleanout. Don’t forget to clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs and light switches.
Many experts recommend changing out your smoke detector batteries each Spring as well. Getting into this habit will ensure that your smoke detector works in the event of an emergency.
Get Outdoor Spaces Ready
Spring heralds the arrival of warmer weather, which many people like to spend outdoors. You can get your outdoor spaces ready by clearing out debris and old plants, sweeping off your deck or patio, and power washing. If you have grass, it may be time to make sure your mower is in good working order or to arrange to have someone else tend to the lawn as it starts to grow.
Wash and Put Away Winter Gear
You can say goodbye to heavy coats and snow boots but you may want to keep a jacket or two handy for unexpected cold days or spring rain. If you do have heavier winter items to put away, make sure that they are freshly cleaned. This is especially important for boots that may have gotten mud or slush on them during the winter months.
The same goes for your tires and car items. If you have an ice scraper, you can likely put it away in the garage. Make sure that anything you put away gets a good, thorough cleaning to save yourself the headache of tackling it next winter.