Get Ready for Spring
Spring will be with us before we know it, leaves start to appear on the branches, early season blooms appear. The weather warms up little by little to something much more suitable for walks in the countryside or Sunday afternoon doing the garden.
It’s worth considering a little preparation for spring cleaning now as we will want to be outside more when Spring arrives. Rather than wiling away winter hours indoors with nothing to do, we can begin to knock things off the checklist so that Spring feels fresh and full of life indoors as well as out
An early sprucing up will mean less work when the Spring rolls around, and that means more time having fun outside.
Look at Storage Spaces
Cupboards, shelves and cabinets get really stuffed over the course of a year, so it is really nice when we finally get in there and do a thorough purging of long-forgotten coats and the odd glove. If it hasn’t been used in the last year, then it might be time to part ways. Before throwing items away, consider whether or not they can be donated. If can’t be gotten rid of, maybe it’s worth storing it in the attic. Then again, it might a good time to clear out attics also!
Work the Walls
Giving the walls a little scrub can make them look much better. First, though, it’s important to dust them. While doing that, pay attention to the type of paint that was used: Glossy stuff can stand a little washing, whereas flat paint or stain might not do so well. Wallpaper can be cleaned as well. Just get a spray bottle with a one-to-three mixture of vinegar and water, which makes a good mild cleaner to erase most stains.
Cut the Clutter
We need coats and scarves and gloves and hats in the Winter, we have layers of undergarments and extra blankets. Our halls get full with all sorts of stuff. By late winter, that can be thinned out. We’ve usually settled on one coat, so the rest can be donated or put away. In other words we can remove the cold-weather clutter.
Trim Trees and Shrubs
When the weather gets warm enough to get outdoors a little, it’s time to prune the trees and shrubs. This task is best done when they are still dormant because it’s easier to see what’s going on without foliage blocking the view. Plus, the plants are less susceptible to pests and diseases. Trees should have dead branches and water sprouts taken off, and perennial shrubs and grasses should be cut back to recover with fresh spring growth.
Piling the Debris
Over the late Autumn and winter, snow, ice and wintery storms inevitably knock down a collection of branches and leaves. They often get buried or neglected, which is just fine. However, as the temperatures begin to warm, that stuff shouldn’t be on garden beds or in the yard because it’ll slow the ground from thawing. Instead, use a warmer winter day to get out a rake this stuff into a pile in a designated area of the garden. It’ll break down a little over the next couple of months, and then it can be used on the garden later. The contents of gutters work well in this pile, too, as do the prunings from trees and shrubs.
These are great tasks to tackle before the spring makes its true arrival, the best way to get ready for the warmer weather is to use Haus Maids to carry out a Spring Cleaning Service. Haus Maids are your local cleaners for Spring Cleans, with offices and cleaners in Farnham, Winchester, Alton, Guildford, Godalming and surrounding villages.
Contact Haus Maids today to get a free in-home estimate.