I know it's hard to think of Spring....it's only Valentine's Day. But before you know it, it will be Spring. Now may be a good time to make a list of things you may want to do in and around the house. Start from the inside and work your way out.Make sure to involve the whole family.
Here's what your list could include:
Throw or give away away clothes you no longer wear or need;
Dry clean and store winter clothes;
Organize closets and drawers;
Get all your paperwork in order (shred documents you don't need, file documents you need);
Organize the kitchen (make it more functional);
Re-arrange furniture (make living space more functional);
Check batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors;
Throw out or give away old books and magazines;
Decide on which rooms you want to have painted (and pick colours);
De-clutter and clean the garage;
Make sure all your lawn care equipment is tuned-up;
Make a list of new equipment you'll need;
Service your air-conditioner;
Are there any landscaping changes you want to make this year...make a list;
Does the outside of the house need to be painted...pick colours;
Does the deck need to be cleaned and stained?
Does the driveway need to be re-paved or sealed? If your car is leaking oil, you may want to get it looked at before you do this.
If you are planning to sell your house this spring, please refer to my earlier blog on preparing your house to sell.
In the meantime, Happy Valentine's Day!