With summer right around the corner, you might be thinking about spending more time outside. However, it’s important not to forget that your home will still be one of the places you spend the most time. To make sure it’s the perfect place for the months to come, the preparation tips below are worth taking a look at.
1. Store Winter Belongings
With dropping temperatures behind you, it’s time to put away cold-weather gear that won’t be necessary until the end of the year. While it can be tempting to leave coats, boots, and even sledding supplies out, storing these will help prevent them from becoming damaged. This is especially true with anything that will stay outdoors, as extreme heat and sun can take a toll on certain equipment.
2. Clean the Outside
The outside of your house can get pretty dirty during the winter and spring, especially from snow, rain, and mud. To get rid of the reminders of colder times, the Renew Crew of Springfield recommends having your home washed. This actually blasts dirt and grime away from your home’s siding, concrete patios, porches, decks, walkways, sidewalks, and more in just a short amount of time. This will help make your home look more vibrant and can even help reduce damage caused by mud and dirt sticking around for long periods of time.
3. Create a Dedicated Outdoor Space
When you have the outside of your house cleaned, it will be easy to make a space where you can entertain or the kids can play. Even something as simple as a few chairs and a table can give you a spot to hang out when the weather outside is nice. If you really want to impress your kids, you may even want to consider buying a temporary … » Read more
Most people don’t expect a wild animal to come into their homes. Last month, I had a bird fly into the window while I was changing the screen. It wasn’t just any ordinary bird, but a woodpecker. The bird decided to take a strike at my shutters and hit them so hard that they fell down. It was the wildest thing I ever saw, and I tried to get the bird to go back outside, but he started making a lot of noise and I ran away. I had to get new plantation shutters to replace the old ones that were damaged by the bird.
I thought that bird would never leave my home, but he finally did, and when he did, I ran into the room and closed the window so that he couldn’t come back.… » Read more
We all take
pride in our houses in different ways. Some people simply love the fact that it
symbolizes the hard work they’ve put into making it in the world. Other people
like the fact that their home has a certain beauty or style. And for most
people, it’s a mix of this and many other factors.
But the fact is
that this isn’t something one can take for granted. We take pride in our homes.
But we also need to put some work into ensuring our home lives up to that
pride. This can take some extra attention and maintenance over the years. And
some areas of the home, such as the garage, pose unique challenges. But few are
as extreme as our garage. This might seem somewhat counterintuitive at first.
We often think of our garage as the area of our home least in need of
A living room
requires a lot of work on decoration and furniture. One needs to carefully
organize cooking implements in a kitchen. And few families can totally agree on
how to handle the bathroom. But consider the extensive history of the garage door. The
modern garage door dates all the way back to around 1902. And that door itself
can weigh up to four hundred pounds. Our garages and garage doors are a lot
more impressive than we might imagine at first glance.
The garage can
usually benefit from some extra work. For example, it’s usually a good idea to
go with something other than plain concrete for the floor. And most people will
benefit from some extra organization for anything stored in their garage. This
can help in some obvious ways. For example, you’ll be able to find things
easier when you have everything carefully stored in the garage. But … » Read more