Spring Sprucing: Tasks To Ensure Your Home Looks Tip-Top

Spring is here, and there’s no better time of year to roll up your sleeves and do some jobs around the house. After a long winter, you may find that you’ve got a list of tasks to complete. Here are some of the top jobs to add to your list now that sunnier days have arrived.

Getting the garden in order

It can be very difficult to tend to your garden when it’s raining cats and dogs, or there’s a thick blanket of frost on the ground. Now that warmer climes have arrived, it’s time to hone your horticultural skills and get the backyard in order. Start by clearing out the garden, throwing away any rubbish and removing weeds from flower beds and planters. If you’re planning to overhaul the garden this spring/summer, and you need inspiration or advice, it’s worth looking around for ideas online and flicking through some home and garden magazines. You could also contact local landscaping firms and get some quotes. If you have grand plans to add mezzanine levels, new decking or a bespoke entertaining area, it’s likely you’ll need expert help to turn your vision into a reality. Spring is the time to start tending to plants and looking after your flower beds. You may have noticed a few buds appearing and stems growing. If you have got blossoming blooms, make sure you water your plants every couple of days. It’s usually best to wait until the sun has gone down to get the hose out.

Touching up the paintwork

If your house is colored, or the facade is white or gray, a fresh coat of paint will ensure that your home looks tip-top for spring. It’s very common for paintwork to fade or become stained, especially during the winter when weather conditions can be tricky. If you don’t fancy clambering up a ladder and taking on the job yourself, look for a local house painting contractor. It’s wise to read reviews and testimonials online and to ask friends and work colleagues for recommendations. Call some firms, get some quotes and then you can make a decision. If you have siding that needs patching up, it’s a good idea to look for a contractor who is willing to do this, as well as painting the exterior.


Spring is traditionally the season of decluttering and cleaning. If you’ve still got boxes of Christmas decorations in the spare room, or you’ve got a closet full of clothes you barely ever wear, now is the time to embark on a decluttering mission. Having a clear out will make your home look more attractive and spacious, but it will also make you feel better. Tackle each room in order, and think carefully about you want to keep, what can be thrown away and what you could either sell or donate. If you’ve got piles of stuff you don’t use, but it’s in good condition, consider hosting a yard sale to make a bit of extra cash. Nobody really looks forward to clearing their home out and cleaning up, but it can be a very cathartic experience, and it should free up a lot of space inside your home.

Roofs and gutters

The winter weather can take its toll on the roof and the gutters. If you’ve got guttering stuffed with leaves, dirt, and debris, or you’ve spotted some loose tiles or slates on the roof, it’s advisable to get these issues seen to. In many cases, you can clear the gutters yourself, but if you’re not a fan of heights, you may prefer to call a maintenance firm. It’s best to avoid attempting roof repairs unless you’re a qualified roofer and you have the relevant safety equipment to hand. Working at height carries risks, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If there is an issue with the roof, it’s best to nip it in the bud during the warmer months. If you leave it, the situation may get worse, and the cost of patching up the problem will increase.

Spring is here, and it’s time for homeowners to tackle the effects of winter weather and a lack of interest many of us have in home maintenance during the cooler months. With sunshine on the horizon, it’s a great time to get out into the garden, freshen up exterior paintwork, clear away clutter inside and get some expert advice on roofing issues. If you make a list now and work your way through it, you can ensure your home will be tip-top in time for summer.

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