Daylight savings time has come and we can all agree that losing that hour of sleep is worth the extra hour of sunshine in the long run. What will you do with your extra hour? Now that is sun is still shining after work, you may be inspired to give your home or commercial property some TLC. We’ve provided a list of home maintenance projects that take an hour or less to complete, making your spring cleaning and maintenance list easy to tackle. Spend 3 days a week knocking out these projects and your home will be in excellent shape for warmer weather – meaning you can be relaxing, instead of checking off your chore list.
1 Hour Home Projects
Take an hour to research and schedule a power washing session at your house. If you have your own, knock it out in 1 hour sessions (front exterior, back exterior, siding and decks)
Sand and Paint Your Front Door
A fresh coat of paint will really bring life back to your home’s exterior
Clean Windows and Screens
Give your windows a good scrubbing on the inside and outside to remove dust, mold and debris
Take time to inspect your roof for missing shingles and damaged areas. Work on or schedule repairs before the busy summer season rolls around.
Clean Out Gutters
Grab your ladder and take some time to clean out your gutters so they are in tip-top shape for those April showers
Remove debris from and around your unit and replace the filter. Schedule a tune-up with an HVAC pro to bypass any issues with your unit during the summer heat.
Give your flower beds some love and prepare for your beautiful spring annuals by pulling weeds and fertilizing the soil as you work
Replace Filters and Batteries
take an hour to check and replace your air filters and batteries in your smoke detector. Go ahead and purchase batteries and other miscellaneous household items you need in the future. You’ll thank yourself when you don’t have to fight the crowds at the store this summer.
Start Your Garden
If you love fresh herbs and vegetables, begin planting your seeds now.
Spring Cleaning & Organizing
– Clean baseboards
– Clean and organize kitchen cabinets
– Organize your closet and donate any unused items
Tackle these projects now when the weather is still below 70 degrees, so you can enjoy your extra hour of sunshine this spring.