It is hard to spring into action and complete
maintenance work during April showers. But, by going through your checklist, come summer, you can sit back, relax and even enjoy a
hot dog from the barbeque. See below to give your home a smooth transition
with the change of seasons.
1. Wash Your Home's Exterior
Depending on the siding you
have, pressure washing can do harm. In most cases, a garden hose and a cleaning
wand attachment is all you need. Remember to tarp your plants and shrubs!
2. Clean Your Deck or Patio
After cleaning a wooden deck,
remember to treat the wood, stain and seal it once all is dry. You can freshen
up most patio furniture with an all purpose cleaner. On furniture cushions, you
can use soap, water and a soft bristle brush.
3. Tend the Garden
Lay down mulch to protect your
plants from a drought, boost their growth and give a finished look to you yard.
4. Air Out Your Home's Interior
Open all the windows and run
the air conditioning on low to get rid of any winter mustiness.
5. Swap Out Wintery Decor
Swap out your dark linens for a
lighter look. Make the inside of your home look and feel like it is ready for
6. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
Notice any chipping or peeling
exterior paint? Consider a touch-up. If you hire a professional, you'll want
the work done in the spring so it's ready by mid-summer.
There you have it. A few simple, easy tasks to get your home ready for summer. If you think you may need help with a few of these, let me know. I will be able to refer someone for you.
Thanks for reading. Until next time... Keep It "REAL"