Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

After a long, dark winter, spring’s bright sun and warm winds are, well, a breath of fresh air. With the arrival of spring comes the desire to make everything in your home fresh, clean and in working order. Use our quick and easy checklist to get your chores done, leaving you time to go outside and play in the sunshine.

General

  • Open your windows to air out your home and improve your indoor air quality
  • Replace batteries in alarms and detectors
  • Purge & recycle
  • Restock light bulbs and filters for the next time they go out

Kitchen

  • Deep clean appliances
  • Sweep beneath appliances
  • Clean refrigerator coils
  • Change refrigerator water filter
  • Clean out the refrigerator and pantry

Living Areas

  • Clean beneath couch and chair cushions with a vacuum hose, and vacuum or wipe down cushions
  • Move furniture and vacuum or sweep beneath them

Bedrooms

  • Organize your clothing and storage
  • Flip and/or rotate your mattress

Bathrooms

  • Deep clean tile grout and reseal or caulk any areas that need it
  • Wash/clean or replace the shower curtain liner
  • Organize cabinets and drawers

Laundry Room

  • Clean dryer vent
  • Clean the inside of your washing machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions or by running a hot water cycle with nothing inside
  • Clean the inside of your dryer according to the manufacturer’s instructions
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