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5 Maintenance Hacks To Keep Your House Humming This Spring

If this is the first spring in your new house or if you think you need some cleaning ideas for this spring then you’ve come to the right place. As the winters come to an end, spring is often welcomed with open arms. Here mentioned below is a checklist you need to go through before spring approaches to make sure you don’t have to face any sudden house problems.

Yard Maintenance

Granted that yard maintenance is a tedious task during the winters, as spring approaches, you should make sure your yard is in good condition. The first thing that you should do is weeding the unnecessary plants that have grown in the winter. It is a time-consuming task and requires hard work, but it will surely pay off when you see your flowers in full bloom.

You should purchase a long reach hedge trimmer to ensure that the overgrown hedges can be trimmed. Apart from that, you should mow the lawn and add a few extra plants to your garden. Your front yard is the first thing anyone will see; hence, it should be exceptionally beautiful and well-maintained.

Drainage Maintenance

Drainage maintenance is a task that should be done every season. It will lead to a long-lasting drainage system and save you a lot of trouble. Remember to check all the drains and faucets. Temperature fluctuation often causes the drains and faucet to expand and contract, and it can cause damage.

You should also make sure that there are no places where water can stay standing as it can seep down insides the walls and cause damage to the paint. These are issues that should be dealt with at initial stages so that they don’t lead to significant problems. Painting any room all over again can cost a fortune and lead you to wasting a great deal of your precious time fixing an issue you should have taken care of a long time ago.

Clean the Fireplace

The fireplace is often used in the winters, and with spring approaching you won’t have to use it any longer. Most of the things you’ll need to clean will be in your garage, but you will have to buy a chimney brush and a tarp to cover the floor and furniture while you do so.

I often move the furniture to the other room as it’s more convenient and rest assured that I won’t get any dust or black smudges on my sofas. Try to do this towards the end of winter and make sure to repeat the same steps every year or else too much soot may gather in the chimney. If the chimney isn’t cleaned in the winters, it might even lead to a strong, pungent odor from the chimney.


You should definitely start putting your winter things away in the storage room. If you don’t do so, your wardrobe will be so crowded that you won’t be able to find anything to wear. Imagine opening your wardrobe and everything falling to the ground. Isn’t a nice image, is it?

So towards the end of winters, you should get your coats, and other non-washable items dry cleaned and put away. Apart from that, you should also sort out your shoes, clean them and pack them away for next winter. If clothes and shoes aren’t taken care of, they often lose their lifetime, and you’ll have to buy a whole new wardrobe next season.

Renew Paint

Drastic temperature fluctuations often lead to tarnishing the paint of your roof. You should inspect the roof; fix any cracks that may have come. While it can be done on your own, if you don’t think it’s your cup of tea, you should hire someone for the job.

Other than the roof, you should also check the doors and windows. Rains during winter often ruin the paint on the door and may even cause rusting. It is better to take care of the situation every season rather than letting it come to the point where you might have to consider replacing them.

If you’ve followed the above-mentioned checklist then you’re ready for spring this year. Spring is time with lots of festivals and activities that couldn’t be done in the winter; therefore, you should try getting the respective tasks off your hand before spring so you can enjoy everything it has to offer.

Everything you’ll do will definitely pay off, and when you see your garden grow, your roof repaired, your chimney clean, you’ll feel relieved and satisfied. Doing all this beforehand will also leave you free to hold parties at your place without the fear of anyone judging you. If you’ve ticked all the takes off the checklist, enjoy spring and may the odds be ever in your favor.

About the Author Ann Katelyn

I'm Ann Katelyn, Creator and Chief Author of Sumo Gardener. Since I was a child I've always been fascinated with plants and gardens, and as an adult this has developed into my most loved hobby. I have dedicated most of my life to gardening and started Sumo Gardener as a way to express my knowledge about gardening with the hope of helping other people's gardens thrive.

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