Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!  It's time to come out of hibernation, and here's hoping the weather will cooperate!  This time of year is the perfect time to get out and assess what all has been happening around the house after the winter.  So with that being said, here's a checklist to help you get started as the days start to get longer and the weather makes you want to spend more time outside.

  1. Go for a walk.  
  2. Sit outside and listen to the birds.
  3. See what plants are coming up for the season.

Not the type of list you were expecting?  Okay, once you complete everything on the list above, come back and read on.  Here are some things to check around the house once you've stopped to smell the daffodils.

Exterior trim.  Throughout the winter, the paint on your home's trim can chip, leaving the wood susceptible to water and pests.  Check the trim all around doors and windows, give it a fresh coat of paint and make repairs as needed.

Air conditioning.  Now is a great time to change the filter if needed, and schedule some routine maintenance for the exterior unit.  A technician can clean the unit and check the connections to ensure everything is ready to go for the summer.

Pests.  It's no secret that animals and insects seek shelter for the winter.  You'll want to find out if they settled unknowingly in your home.  Check attics, crawlspaces, garages, and basements for any signs of animals or insects.  Addressing any entry points now, could prevent them from revisiting in the fall!

Spring cleaning.  It's an age old pastime for good reason.  It's a great time of year between needing the heat on and needing the AC on, so open up those windows and get to dusting!  It's also a great idea to air out the home before the pollen comes out and allergy sufferers need to close up the windows again!

Organizing.  Yard sales will start popping up as spring ushers in sunny Saturday mornings.  Go through closets, garages, the kids toys, and clothes to weed out anything that no longer fits, works, or is useful.  Start compiling boxes to take to donate, consign, or post online for sale.  Not sure where to start?  Give us a call to get motivated, and lighten the weight of stuff in your home!