And if the predictions are true, it looks like March will be colder than usual for 2/3 of the U.S. So while the sun may be shining and the birds are chirping, it doesn’t mean Old Man Winter is through with us yet.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a jump on that Spring to-do list. Here are 4 good projects to get you started sprucing up your home. Just be sure to keep the snow shovel handy just in case.
Get the Grill Ready. Give your grill an annual check-up. Check the gas tank for leaks and replace hoses if there are leaks. Deep clean the grates, burners and inside surfaces with a stainless steel wire brush or flexible pipe cleaner. Sponge off outer surfaces with soapy water and wipe dry. For additional tips read this.
Spring Clean. Great if the temps outside are too cold for outdoor projects. Clean ceiling fans and windows. Vacuum curtains, drapes and upholstery. Deep clean carpets. Re-seal hardwood floors if they need it. Clean out your closets of clothes/shoes you no longer wear and donate if they’re in good shape.
Organize the Garage. 30% of Americans don’t put their car in the garage because of too much stuff. If that’s you, you’ll need a full day or whole weekend to get organized. Sort items into KEEP, DONATE/SELL and TOSS piles. Put the KEEP items in clearly-marked cardboard boxes or stackable clear-plastic bins. Get rid of the DONATE/SELL items right away so you’re not tempted to keep them via garage sales, online marketplaces or local drop-off locations.
Insulate. Most people insulate their homes in the fall and winter months to keep the cold at bay. But spring might be a better time: less competition with other homeowners because insulation contractors aren’t as busy in the spring; insulation prepares your home for the hot summer months; and some insulations prefer spring weather temps. (Get access to our Report below explaining why Spring may be the best time of year to insulate.)
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