Spring is the best time to sort out your house, full stop. That period of emergence out of winter is full of the feelings of new beginnings, and it is the perfect time to get things up to scratch.
Here are five simple things you can look into doing that will make your home a nicer place to live in and one that will work better for you.
1: Clear Your Guttering
Winter is harsh on your guttering. All those leaves that fall seem to have a laser target set on your home’s external waterways. The cold temperatures may have caused the pipes to freeze, and eventually crack. It is very important to make sure everything is clear and working as it should, or you will get leaks. Make sure to use safe ladder equipment and if you don’t think you can manage or your home is particularly tall, get an expert to do it for you.
2: Sort Out Your Garden
Nothing lifts the look of the outside of a house like sorting out the garden. Clear weeds and plant new grass seed in patchy areas of your lawn. Repair holes or damaged fences and hedges. Tidy up fallen leaves and debris from your patio, and tend to any furniture that the winter has left looking drab. Spring is also a good chance to give your external walls a good lick of paint.
3: Tend To Your Roof
The winter can also be harsh on your roof. The inclement weather over the colder months can lead to serious damage, and if you don’t check things regularly you could regret it a later stage. Loose tiles, cracks or chimney damage is common, so make sure you are keeping tabs on things.
4: Check Your Loft Space
Don’t just think about your external roof, either. Check the insides of your loft space, and ensure you have enough insulation up there. If you live in an older home or have never updated your insulation, then it may be asbestos-based. If so, look into getting an expert in to remove it. Industry specialists Air Roofing say that asbestos in the home can lead to serious illness. So it cannot be over-stressed how important it is to remove it.
5: The Traditional Spring Clean
Know you are comfortable in the knowledge that your home looks great and is safe on the outside, you can start upgrading the inside. Blast through it room by room over a weekend or two, moving all furniture and possessions out. Do a deep a clean as you have time for, and as you are putting everything back, question if you really need it. For some strange reason, many people pick up a lot of clutter over the winter period, and spring is the perfect time to get rid of it. Once the clutter is gone, you can think about rearranging things or bringing in more house plants. Doing this will leave you with a fresh, spacious and comfortable home all over summer.
Are you ready to seriously upgrade your house for the warmer months? We hope these simple tips have helped you do just that.