Spring is all about the breezy sunny weather and a refreshing energy to make a change. Many people make use of this time to refresh their home after the long snowy winter days. Spring-cleaning can be time consuming but it will surely leave you feeling refreshed and productive. Spring is the time of the year when you want to finish all those tasks and do some justice to the beauty of your house. Here are some of the ways you can reinvent your home’s exterior during spring.
1. Power Wash Your House.
Many people try to leave this washing to Mother Nature and assume that rain will give their house a nice bath. Although rain can wash off the dirt of your exterior but it is likely that the ducts, your deck or other points of the house could use a more thorough cleaning. In such a case, a pressure wash might just be the thing that your house needs the most. A power wash is best suited for the wooden decks and the greasy driveways that cannot be cleaned very easily. Even if you cannot purchase a pressure washer, you always have an option of renting it.
2. Give Your House That Much Deserved Paint Over.
Just as we change our entire closet when the season ends, our house deserves a makeover as well. Winter has most likely left a gloomy or a bleached out effect on your paint. Every new season, you do something different to your hair or try to lose weight so you look a little better the next season. Paint your house in that amazing red color you were always dreaming of. Do away with that old and rusty mailbox of yours and get one with a nice springy color. You will feel fresher and more vibrant as your house also gives off the spring season vibes.
3. Clean Those Windows.
The winter sleet, snow and storms have probably done a number on your windows. Nothing gives off a bad impression like dirty windows, so its time you clean that glass. It is best to take down the screens or rub them with soapy water and a brush. Moreover, you should start your cleaning from the outside first and then move on the indoor side of the windows. Make sure those windows are clean and smooth for you to enjoy the sunny breezy days ahead.
4. Sort Out Your Garden.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Spring? Flowers and green grass do it for most. Just like when you were little, you attributed flowers and greenery to spring. It is time to take off those boots, put on some sneakers, and get your gardening going. The spring sun will surely give you the kick-start from the winter blues. Set it up, yank those weeds, and flatten out those overgrown shrubs in your garden. Most likely, your garden has also been suffocating under all that snow. Rake off those extra leaves and do some creative gardening.
Just as you get ready to say good-bye to winter, plan your time wisely and make sure you give your house the treatment it needs.
Kurt Jacobson is a surfing enthusiast with a background in real estate. Having moved 10 times in the past seven years, he thrives on helping others learn from his experiences. When he’s not out shredding waves he writes about rental homes for RentFinder.