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Spring is well and truly here! Yet, for some of us, the last vestiges of our winter blues are somewhat tricky to shake off. Despite the brighter and more cheerful weather and the inherent sense of optimism that comes with the season. It’s completely understandable if you’re still in “winter mode” feeling sluggish and lacking energy. Fortunately, you can motivate yourself by making sure that your house is in tip top condition. After all, who could be at their best in a messy, cluttered or dysfunctional home? Spring is not only the time to think about eating a little better and getting to the gym more than once a month. It’s also the best time for a few jobs around the house that could not only help you enjoy the coming summer a whole lot more but stand you in good stead for the onset of winter…
THINGS TO DO WHILES SPRING IS IN THE AIR
Spring cleaning is a time honored tradition that goes back centuries and transcends the boundaries of geography and culture. Virtually every religion and culture has some sort of spring cleaning tradition. And the process of clearing the home of clutter and deep cleaning every nook and cranny has widely recognized psychological benefits. A good spring clean can reinvigorate any household and clear away the (literal and metaphorical) cobwebs left over from winter. Out with the feelings of sadness, sluggishness and indefinable fatigue. In with energy, hope, optimism and enthusiasm.
But why stop with a humdrum spring clean? Why not convert your clutter into cash by throwing a yard sale or selling your old stuff on eBay? One person’s trash is another’s treasure, after all! And if you feel like doing a little redecorating to spruce the place up a little and add a touch of luxury, more power to you!
Take a look at your roof
If every month from September onward has been a relentless barrage of rain, hail, ice, sleet and snow, you probably haven’t even thought about approaching your roof recently. However, spring is the perfect time to check out the roof and repair loose tiles or shingles. If you feel like you’ve been venturing onto the roof a little too much recently, maybe it’s time to think about how new roofing technologies could help you. Visit Dennis and Sons Roofing for new roof resources to help you keep your home cool in summer but warm in winter. This is probably a good time to have a look at your attic insulation. If you see huge damp patches or evidence of animal infestation like droppings or teeth marks, it’s time to replace it while the weather is warm.
Give your garden a makeover
Over the coming months, you’ll likely encounter a great many opportunities to get out in the garden and have fun. But if your outdoor space is still littered with winter’s dead leaves and dotted here and there with pet poop, you’ll just stay indoors until autumn rolls around. Get ahead of the task and get the kids involved. Usually all it takes is a little leaf raking, a little poop scooping and a little lawn maintenance to make the disheveled monstrosity behind your house into a gorgeous and glorious garden.