With warmer weather on the way, it’s time to start getting your home ready and what better way to do that than by making your way through a to-do list? Whether it’s gardening, landscaping, or decorating — there are a lot of things you can do to make yourself more comfortable at home and look forward to enjoying the warmer seasons.
So, whether you’re looking for the odd weekend job or just want to get moving — here’s 4 jobs you should be putting on your to-do list…
Jump into spring cleaning
Spring is a chance to hit the reset button and give us a chance to air out the house after keeping it locked up tightly over winter. Spring cleaning can seem like an overwhelming task, but it can also be a rewarding one by completing all those cleaning jobs that usually get forgotten about such as dusting lighting fixtures and ceiling fans, polishing furniture, cleaning out vent filters and window tracks. In addition to cleaning, Spring is a great time to clear out your belongings and declutter your life. Use this time to sort out your linen closet, declutter your wardrobe and garage – consider donating items to reduce your contribution to landfill.
Get those home repairs done
It’s time to get your house in tip-top shape before the summer months arrive. You might have your to-do list written and ready to go but if not, this is the perfect opportunity to make your way around the house and fix up everything and anything you’ve been meaning to get done. The sooner you get those things fixed, the sooner you can relax and enjoy a warm Spring afternoon on your verandah with an ice-cold beverage in hand.
Get out and garden!
Whether you’re a novice or seasoned gardener, now is the time to get outside and make your outdoor space flourish! Start off easy by clearing out any dead branches, emptying your gutters, and pruning bushes and plants. Once the clean-up is done you can move onto the fun stuff like planting your veggies however be sure to do your research on what veggies will thrive in your climate zone otherwise you could be setting yourself up for disappointment.
Lets get styling
Spring is a great time to update the decor in your home as well as get it ready for the warmer weather. The effects of winter can make your home feel stale and it’s time well spent updating some of your styling choices. It’s a chance to update tired old furniture or give rooms a fresh coat of paint to make your home feel fresh and new again. If you’re looking for smaller ways to update the look and feel of your home, why not try updating the couch cushions, changing up your candles or diffusers to a more summer scent or treating yourself to a new piece of art to hang.