February 27th, 2018 12:05 PM by Annette Masterson
Is the warm February weather just tricking us into believing that spring is here or will we have more cold weather before spring comes to stay for good? Regardless, now is the time to start your home to-do list so that your home is ready by April! Here are a few things you can tackle over the next few weeks:
- Clean out the trashcans. Spring is a great time to hose down both the indoor and outdoor trashcans to sanitize them and cut down on their smell before the weather gets warmer.
- Clear out the corners. Look high and low for cobwebs, dead bugs, dirt and grime in your ceiling corners, baseboards and windowsills. Use your vacuum’s attachment to make things a little simpler and quicker to clean.
- Air out the house. When the weather is warm, open up all the windows in the house to air it out. While the windows are open, vacuum the sills and the screens and wipe down the inside of the windows.
- Clean the carpet and upholstery. Call in the professionals, rent a carpet-cleaning machine from a home improvement store or just spot clean stains if nothing needs a deep clean.
- Wipe out the windows. Get the window cleaner to tackle the insides and then grab the hose to clean off the dirt and grime on the outside.
- Pressure wash the siding. If you have siding on your house, you know it’s prone to unsightly mildew. Grab the pressure washer to get rid of it and then turn the pressure washer to your driveway and sidewalks, too.
- Prune the bushes. Trim them back in both height and circumference so that the bushes can receive sunlight on all sides during the spring and summer months.
- Clear out anything dead. Pick out dead leaves, foliage and fallen tree branches from your beds and lawn so that new growth can get through.
- Pull the weeds. Pull any existing weeds and take steps to ensure they don’t come back for the rest of spring and summer.
- Plant annuals in your bed. Pansies, violas, cyclamen and English Primrose are good choices for spring planting because they can handle low temperatures down into the 50s.
What’s on your spring home checklist that you’d like to accomplish before the weather warms up for good? To search for homes on the MLS, click here.
Annette Masterson is a licensed broker with EXIT Realty Bob Lamb & Associates in Murfreesboro, TN. She has developed one of the most successful real estate teams in Rutherford County, known as Masterson Network, that specializes in new home construction and residential listings and sales throughout Middle Tennessee. You can email Annette at email@example.com or call her at 615-896-5656 (Office) or 615-533-1660 (Cell) for more information.