Winter has come and gone. In its place is wonderful springtime and summertime with clear skies, fertile grass, and beautiful flowers. This inviting scenery will surely be more inspiring with an attractive home in the foreground. Spring and summer cleaning should not just focus on the interiors of your home, but also the exterior. Focusing your effort on both the outside and inside of your home will be duly rewarded with renewed interest from buyers and the personal satisfaction of living in a gorgeous home.
Clean the Outside Walls
Dirt and grime can build up on the walls during the winter months. Wash them off either manually or using a pressure washer. If you’re using a pressure washer, make sure you have the strength to do so. Stand with a wide stance, bend the knees a little, and brace yourself before turning it on. Use soapy water to make it easier for the dirt to slide down. Then rinse with water for a thorough cleaning.
See if any ice dams have formed along the gutters. Remove ice and debris to prevent clogs. Be sure to wipe the dust from the windows as well. A half and half mixture of water and vinegar may be employed as cleanser. Crumpled newspapers are cheap yet effective cleaning tools for glass.
Rejuvenate the Front Lawn
The state of the front lawn can make or break deals if you’re trying to sell your home. If you wish to sell your house at a good price, then you have to make a good first impression on buyers with a lovely lawn. Start with the basics. Remove stray items that may have been buried under layers of snow throughout the winter. Dispose of the trash properly.
Rake the ground to give fresh green grass a chance to grow back again. Sow new seeds for the garden. Add fertilizers to help things along for faster recovery. If you have the budget for it, have an aeration company come by to do some work on the lawn to increase fertility.
Upgrade Exterior Furniture
The exterior portions of your home are constantly exposed to moisture, which is the primary cause of corrosion and decay. Check exterior furniture for any signs of wear. Refurbish them if the damage is minor. Sometimes, a coat of paint or a similar cosmetic fix is more than adequate to save the day. If the damage is beyond repair, consider buying a more durable replacement.
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