10 Things To Do Around The House In Spring

On Mar 15, 2021
Listed in Home Maintenance

We have an extra hour of daylight with Daylight savings time.  Sure, it is a little harder to get out of bed the first few days. With longer days and better weather, it gives you a little more time to tackle those chores around the house.  After checking these items off the list you feel on top of Spring cleaning.  Enjoy the free checklist below.

  1. Change the Clocks.  Don’t be late.  Make sure all your clocks Sprang forward.  Give clocks a good cleaning and fresh batteries.
  2. Change Fire Alarm Batteries.  Make sure all your fire alarms have fresh batteries and are in good working order.  Be sure to read all manufacturer’s instructions for use.  Video: How to Change Smoke Alarm Batteries
  3. Change Direction of Ceiling Fans.  In the summer, ceiling fans should rotate counterclockwise to push cool air down to the floor.  The cool air evaporated perspiration and creates a wind-chill effect, which makes you feel cooler without affecting the room temperature.  This allows you to set the thermostat at a higher temperature without forfeiting comfort. Video: How to Change Direction of Ceiling Fan
  4. Replace Expired Medicines.  Open medicine cabinets and remove old and outdated medications. What to Do With Old Medications
  5. Clean Your OvenHow to Really Clean Your Oven
  6. Sweep Out Garage.  Take a leaf blower or a broom and clean out cobwebs and blow or sweep out any debris.  You can even take it a step further and clean out your garage completely.
  7. Replace Car Wiper Blades.  Spring showers make May flowers.  Be ready for spring showers by changing out car wiper blades.  Some auto part locations will change out wipers for free with the purchase of wiper blades. How to Easily Change Car Windshield Blades
  8. Clean Blinds and Windows.  Roll up your sleeves or call a pro.  Cleaning blinds and windows can be a task.  You can now buy cleaners that attach to your garden hose.  Use these to spray down hard-to-reach windows and stay safely on the ground. How to Clean Blinds
  9. Sharpen Mower Blades. Sharp mower blades cut grass quickly and cleanly, resulting in a neatly trimmed, healthier lawn.  Each year prior to the start of the mowing season, sharpen the blades of your lawnmower. How to Sharpen Mower Blades
  10. Clean Coffee Maker.  Make sure your coffee maker is clean.  Pour in 4 cups of undiluted vinegar and let sit in water reservoir for 30 minutes then run through a brew cycle.  Continue running just water after the vinegar is gone to make sure it gets all the vinegar out. How to Clean a Coffee Maker with Vinegar