Smart Tips to Get Ready for Spring Cleaning

By March 20, 2013Aging in Place

It is March and spring is almost here. For most people, it is a time to begin thinking about spring cleaning. During the winter, many parts of your home get ignored or are not used at all due to the cold weather. From top to bottom, getting your house ready for warmer weather will allow you to enjoy spring once it is here. The following tips will help you get your home ready.

  • Look on the Outside

The outside of your house takes tremendous punishment from the harsh winter weather. This means that the outside is the best place to start your spring cleaning routine. Take a long walk around the house, looking at all the doors and windows. Is there caulking that needs replacing? Do you need new weather stripping? How do your gutters seem to be holding up? Make a list of the things that need repairs and get a jump on them.

  • Gardening and Landscaping

It is not quite time to begin planting flowers, but it is never too early to make sure you will have everything ready when the time comes. It is also the perfect time to inspect your walkways and garden area or planting beds for any problems. You may need to replace your old cracked garden hose, clear out any tree limbs or leaves that have piled up over the winter or pressure wash your sidewalks and other concrete areas.

  • From the Outside to the Inside

Without a doubt, your windows on both the inside and outside could use a good cleaning. The windows on the inside may be even dirtier than the ones outside by the time spring rolls around and the house has been closed up all season. Take time to clean off ceiling fan blades and also clean out the fireplace from winter use.


Getting your home ready for spring is a lot of hard work, but the earlier you get started, the sooner you can enjoy the results of your labor. As your home gets older, it changes and needs different repairs. Spring is the perfect time to tackle all of the projects that keep your house feeling comfortable and cozy. It is also a great idea if you are thinking of putting your home up for sale, as potential buyers will be impressed with all your attention to detail. So, what are you waiting for? Spring will be here before you know it!


Do you have any helpful spring cleaning tips? Any funny disaster stories when a repair went wrong? Share your story with us below.




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