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DON'T MISS THESE HOME SPRING CLEANING TIPS

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By Highmark Builders Team |

Spring is not quite here yet, but it never hurts to get ready for it! You’ll be outside enjoying the fresh air and doing yard work in no time. Seriously, the first day of spring will be March 20th! 

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While spring might be farther away for us Minnesotans, write down these tasks and stick them on your calendar for when spring has finally sprung.

Indoors

Freshen Up Your Bed

Spring is the time to clean your sheets and flip your mattress.  You can also change your bedding to lighter colors to give your room a new look.

 

Add Some Green

While you are waiting for your outdoor plants to bloom, get some plants for indoors. Put them in a crazy vase to make a statement piece.

 

Rearrange

Rearranging your furniture can changes things up. It is a good opportunity to clean under furniture that hasn’t been moved in a while.

 

Add Some Lighter Colors

Go with some lighter and brighter colors for your spring decor. They will make your home pop and get you in the spring spirit.

 

Spring Cleaning

Get out the dusty winter staleness with some spring cleaning. Some chores that are often forgotten are cleaning the ceiling fans, the fridge, and your blinds.

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Outdoors

 

Front Door

Take a look at your front door. Make sure it still has its integrity and insulation. Then, wipe down your door to remove any dirt or salt.

 

Walkways

Inspect your walkway and driveway for any cracked, uneven, or loose parts. Make any repairs.

Look for parts of your yard that may have had some salt or plow damage.

 

Lights

Check your outdoor light bulbs. It is best to replace old bulbs with energy efficient ones.

 

Siding

If you have wood exterior, walk around and poke the exteriors with a screwdriver. If the wood gives and seems mushy, replace it as soon as possible.

 

Windows

Clean the inside and outside of your windows.

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Roof

Inspect your roof from the ground. Look for damaged or missing shingles. Want to know what to look for? Check out this article about the Common Signs of a Bad Roof.

 

 

 

Chimney

If you have a chimney, see how the exterior of it looks. It is a wise idea to have your chimney cleaned out by a professional now; don’t let it sit dirty until fall.

 

Appliances

Have your air conditioner serviced before summer hits.

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Faucets

 

 

Check your outdoor faucets for any freeze damage.

 

Gutters

See if your gutters are loose or have holes while cleaning them out. If your gutters have a couple of problem areas, it may be best to replace them.


Yard

Walk around your yard and look for problem areas like flooding or lack of grass. You may need to install a drainage system or reseed these areas.

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Mulch

Add some new mulch around your trees, shrubs, and plants. Don’t add mulch until the ground thaws.

 

Tools

Take inventory of the yard tools you’ll be using this spring. Clean them and replace any tools that look rough.

 

Trees

Take a look at your trees. Any sick or broken branches should be pruned right away. Wait to prune the rest of your branches until early spring to stimulate growth.

 

Plan

Create a game plan and budget. Take inventory of broken things or improvements you want to make to your home. Make a list and then rank the items. Then, estimate the cost and create a budget.

 

Ready for a kitchen remodel or to build the home of your dreams? Give us a call at 952.882.8904 or fill out our form! We’d love to hear your ideas.