As the 1st day of spring approaches I look out to 4ft snow banks, a dark sky waiting for yet another winter storm & I don't think I ever recall school busses cancelled in March.
Well here are some things we can do to Spring prep the inside until we can get to the outside:
1. Interior spring cleaning: By now your windows – inside and out could use a cleaning. You will be surprised how much you can see out your windows, once they are cleaned. Clean off ceiling fans, and clean out fireplaces from use over the winter. Test your emergency systems in your home: home alarm, smoke fire alarm, fire extinguisher, and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure they are working properly. Most home owners forget to test these regularly; fall and spring maintenance time is a perfect opportunity to ensure they’re in good working order.
2. The Spring and Fall are the two most important times to review your home’s major HVAC – heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems. Right before the harsh climatic changes are going to occur. Ensure air filters have been replaced or cleaned and stock up on new air filters if you use disposable one. Check your air conditioner before the summer to ensure it is in good working order. If you need to have a service person look at it now, it will be a lot less expensive than 3 months from now
3. In-list the help of the entire house hold and make it fun by playing music. Unless you’re 5, the only person living here you shouldn’t be the only one cleaning it.
4. Don’t try and make a big dinner when cleaning all day. Make a simple dinner or even better go out or order take-out, that would be my option.