Getting Your Home Ready For Spring: A Guide

by katie
Getting Your Home Ready For Spring

Winter is finally drawing to a close, and soon, the warmth of spring will be here. In anticipation of all the color, sunshine, and fun that spring will surely bring with it, you want to be sure that your home is ready for all the extra activity it will undoubtedly see. After all, spring-cleaning is a tradition for a reason. The last thing you want to worry about when spring finally arrives is cleaning and tidying around the house.

Here are a few things that you can do in order to make sure that your home is ready for the arrival of that lovely spring weather.

Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced

All winter, you have been making good use of your house’s central heating system. Warmer temperatures will soon require that you make the switch over to your air conditioner. You don’t want to discover that your unit isn’t functioning properly when you need it most. For this reason, it is a good idea to have it serviced at the onset of spring before things heat up too much.

You can do a few things yourself to get your air conditioning unit ready for spring, like wash it with a garden hose and remove any leaves and debris. You can also replace any air filters inside your home yourself. All winter long, these filters have been accumulating dust and other particles. If left to continue to do so, you run the risk of incurring higher energy bills than are necessary as well as damaging your system as a whole.

Getting Your Home Ready For Spring

Treat for Pests

One of the downfalls of warmer weather approaching is that soon certain bugs and pests will be out in full force. If you want your best chances of avoiding any pesky invaders, be sure to take preventative measures and have both the inside and the outside of your home treated against pests. Look to enlist the help of a full-service pest control Stafford VA company so that you can rest easy this spring knowing that your house is protected.

Get the Patio Ready

The onset of spring means that you and your family will no longer be cooped up inside as you were during the winter months. It will soon be time for afternoons spent in the backyard and evenings spent grilling up some great food. With that in mind, you’ll want to make sure that your patio is all ready for spring.

Give any and all outdoor furniture a good going-over with the garden hose to wash away any accumulated dust or bugs. If you have a grill, this will need a thorough washing as well in anticipation of all the feasts you’ll soon be cooking up. It is also a good idea to power wash the surface of your patio as well. Consider taking this opportunity to re-stain any wooden decking as well to help spruce up your outdoor space.

Getting Your Home Ready For Spring

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17 comments

Kelsey April 2, 2020 - 5:15 pm

Great tips for spring cleaning! I’m so ready for nice weather and more outside activities!

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katie April 3, 2020 - 3:24 pm

Thanks! I agree, the nice weather needs to hurry up and get here soon!

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Adventure Aficionado April 2, 2020 - 6:25 pm

These are some good ones, and especially the getting the patio ready! I will need to get started on that one soon, especially now that we all have a lot more time at home!

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katie April 3, 2020 - 3:24 pm

Have fun getting your patio together! It will be totally worth it!

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Jennifer April 2, 2020 - 7:14 pm

We are in full Spring mode here and been doing all the things to get ready too! It felt great to be outside getting the patio cleaned off and things ready for spring this past weekend!

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katie April 3, 2020 - 3:23 pm

I can’t wait for the weather to get nice here so I can appreciate the outdoors more. It would make the quarantine situation so much better!

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EmiDiv April 2, 2020 - 10:15 pm

We are definitely working on patio as this time, and taking the opportunity of being at home to have everything cleaned out including my patio.

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Madi Rowan April 3, 2020 - 3:18 am

This makes me want a patio ugh! Especially as the warm weather approaches! This also reminded me that I should contact our pest guy – I wonder if they’re doing service due to what’s going on…I’ll have to look into it, thanks for the reminder!

-Madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

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katie April 3, 2020 - 3:20 pm

They might or might not. It’s good to call! Thanks for stopping by!

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Rosemary | A Hint of Rosemary April 3, 2020 - 2:04 pm

Great reminders, here! Especially the one on making sure the air conditioner is in good working condition. But I really love the theme here. Getting our outdoor areas spruced up is a great boost to our morale during this difficult time. And enjoying a bit of that sunshine is an added bonus!!

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katie April 3, 2020 - 3:20 pm

The sunshine is a definite bonus!

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Jen @ Jenron Designs April 3, 2020 - 4:17 pm

These are all great tips the air conditioner is so important and overlooked. Here is GA it is a summer staple

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katie April 5, 2020 - 4:04 pm

I hope the tips help!

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Heaven April 3, 2020 - 9:06 pm

I’ve been so occupied with Quarantining that I haven’t even thought that I can use this downtime to revamp my place for the next season! These tips are spot-on and I’ll be heading to Amazon to get started! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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katie April 5, 2020 - 3:48 pm

You’re welcome!

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Joleisa April 14, 2020 - 1:49 pm

These are lovely tips. I would add decluttering to the list and actually even selling some of the stuff that you declutter. Thanks so much and all the best for the rest of the season.

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katie April 16, 2020 - 11:34 am

Thank you, Joleisa! I think that decluttering is a great addition to the list. I also think that selling those items are great as well. There are a lot of online thrift stores available to do so!

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