Spring Cleaning Checklist

Time to get ready

Yes. When Spring arrives, you want to go play outside.

But wait! Don’t you have some work to do, first?

Probably. That’s why I made this handy Spring Cleaning Checklist for you.

It’s a little long. But thorough.

* Side note: Guys. I realize you want a list that looks like this:

1) Rinse off patio furniture. 2) Sit. 3) Open beer.    Done:)

But the list below will actually make life at home happier.  OK. On with the list.

 

This Spring cleaning chore checklist will help you take care of important seasonal chores and welcome Spring to an organized home.

NOT how to clean windows.

Around The House:

  • Schedule a family garage clean-out. Create efficient storage for sporting goods, camping equipment, recreational vehicles, and garden tools. You’ll have the jump on summer fun! (Better yet, toss it. Much easier to organize with less stuff)
  • Inspect, clean and repair outdoor furniture.
  • Tour house exterior and grounds. Make a list of any needed seasonal maintenance.
  • Inspect the roof for winter damage: leaks, missing or broken shingles or tiles. Arrange for any needed repairs early; roofing contractors can be hard to find during summer’s construction season.
  • Use a sunny Saturday to scrape, prime and paint peeling spots on trim or woodwork. You’ll protect wood against Summer’s heat and moisture–and prevent a more difficult paint job come fall.
  • Clear away any remaining dead foliage and weeds from beds and lawn. New growth will be protected from damage or disease.
  • Begin major Spring landscaping projects. Spring’s the best time to put in shrubs and trees, but check with your local extension office for specific planting recommendations for your area.

The Inside Story:

  • Changing seasons, changing clothes. Hold a family wardrobe check as you bring out warm-weather clothing. Sort winter clothing for discards and donations before you store.
  • Hold a garage sale! Declutter house and garage to turn trash into cash. My favorite way to part with semi valuable items is Craigslist or eBay.
  • Pick a weekend and enlist the family for Spring cleaning. Many hands make light work! Reward the team with pizza night and a movie (Guys – insert beer here)
  • Wash windows inside and out.  I know a fellow who can help you out… click here
  • While at the window area, check drapes and window treatments. Vacuum any dust; send dirtier drapes to the cleaners.
  • Move furniture and vacuum beneath it.
  • Arrange for a spring inspection of cooling systems. Don’t wait for the first hot day! Air conditioning firms will give better service when they’re not busy.
  • Drain sediment from hot water heaters.

Sure there is more. But this is a fine start. If you want a detailed checklist, click here.

I often tell my kids, “You will enjoy playtime better once your work is done.”

So get to work and enjoy the Spring.

One more hint: I often tell my coaching clients that they have to get everything done. But that rarely means they have to do it all. 2 Key words here: Outsource. Delegate.

If you would love a day off while everything is done, call a pro or two and enjoy the result you can get for a few hundred dollars. And head off on a mini adventure for the day. When you return home, the work is done. *sigh* Never knew golf could be so productive…

You can call us for

Missoula window cleaning

Missoula gutter cleaning

Missoula pressure washing

Missoula carpet cleaning

 

Keep it clean!
Sid Graef

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