Ah, the first snow. It comes down out of nowhere and always catches you by surprise, but a pleasant surprise. It’s so peaceful and beautiful. And then once the holidays are over, we decide that’s pretty much all we needed, right? While we’re quite aware that we haven’t even gotten to the brunt of winter yet, soon enough we’ll all start to day dream about warmer days on the horizon. It’s never too early to start thinking of ways you’ll want to prep your home for next season! Once the weather changes and things start to bloom again, you’ll be happy you were ahead of the curve. Check out this list of things you can do to start preparing your home for the arrival of Spring.
- Change Your Filters: As a good rule of thumb, it’s always smart to change your filters are the beginning of each season just to be safe. This includes A/C filters, water filters, and even the range hood filter in your kitchen. It’s crazy how quickly build-up can form on those things, and keeping filters clean can help with efficiency and longevity of your appliances.
- Clean Your Grill: No, we don’t expect you to brush the snow off of your outdoor grill only to clean it and put it back outside in the elements, however bringing your grill into the garage or the shed for the winter is something you probably already did. And since you might be looking for some indoor activities right about now, give your grill a good cleaning so it is sparkling and ready to go for the first backyard BBQ of the season once the weather warms back up!
- Scrub the High-Traffic Areas: Speaking of indoor activities, not that this one is particularly fun, but scrubbing the highly touched areas in your home is a good thing to do to prep for Spring. The term “spring cleaning” wasn’t just born out of nowhere. Spring always feels like a fresh start, and what better way for your home to reflect the same than with clean baseboards, walls, and even light switch and electrical outlet covers? It’s always the little details that will make the biggest difference in how your home feels when you’re finished.
Tend to Your Outdoor Furniture: Last but not least, another great thing to clean in prepping for the upcoming season is your outdoor furniture. This furniture catches the brunt of all the seasons, and it’s about time it got a little TLC. After all, it is the focal point of all outdoor gatherings! Spend a little time washing cushions, sanding down rust areas, repainting, or restaining where you see necessary. A little elbow grease goes a long way!