Spring is just around the corner. This is the time of year we can’t wait to break out of the house and enjoy the fresh, new season. It’s also the perfect time to get your home ready so once the warmer weather comes, you’re ready to sit back and enjoy the great outdoors.
Here’s some simple tips to get your home ready:
Interior Spring Cleaning
It’s easy to become lazy in the winter, but now is the time to get the inside of your house ready for Spring. Start cleaning all the neglected areas of your house i.e., clean ceiling fans, sweep the cobwebs, wash the windows and clean out the fireplace. Once you’re done cleaning every inch of the house, you’ll feel accomplished and will look to Spring with even more excitement.
Check your emergency systems
Just like preparing for the winter, you’ll also want to prepare for the nicer weather by checking your emergency home systems. Make sure your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms are working properly by changing the batteries, check the batteries on your home alarm and check the expiration dates on fire extinguishers.
Exterior Spring Cleaning
During the upcoming warmer days, take the opportunity to start getting the exterior of your house ready for Spring. Clean out the gutters and downspouts, rake up any leaves, walk the yard and pick up tree branches and debris, and check the weather-stripping around the windows and doors.
Consider larger Home Improvement projects
Once you have everything clean and ready for Spring, it just might be the perfect time to make some home improvements that you’ve been putting off for years. Maybe it’s time for some new landscaping, a new deck or patio or time to replace the roof. These projects can really add up, but also can make a big difference to your home. West Suburban Bank offers an affordable solution with a Home Equity Line of Credit. Check out West Suburban Bank’s current promotion and get started! The warmer weather is on its way!