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Spring Cleaning: Tips for Home and Yard Maintenance

spring cleaningSpring is the perfect time to give your home a fresh start after a long winter. It's not just about cleaning, but also about maintaining your home and yard to ensure it stays in top shape. Here are some tips to help you with your spring cleaning:

First, let's start with the interior of your home. Coldwell Banker suggests four home maintenance tasks to do first thing in spring. These include cleaning your gutters, checking your roof for damage, inspecting your siding for cracks, and testing your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. These tasks are essential to prevent any damage to your home and ensure your family's safety.

Next, let's move on to the exterior of your home. The Family Handyman has a checklist of 15 yard maintenance tasks to do this spring. These include cleaning your outdoor furniture, power washing your deck or patio, checking your sprinkler system, and trimming your trees and shrubs. These tasks will help you enjoy your outdoor space and prevent any damage to your property.

Then, it's time to clean up the rest of your yard. Check out this post in Wanda Mooney's blog on getting your yard spring-ready. You'll find some great tips on how to prepare your yard for the warmer months, such as aerating your lawn, fertilizing your plants, and planting new flowers and vegetables. These tasks will help your yard look its best and provide a beautiful space for you to enjoy.

Now, let's talk about open burning safety. When burning brush, it's essential to follow the guidelines set by your local government. The Massachusetts government website provides information on open burning safety, including the types of materials you can and cannot burn, and the regulations for open burning in your community. Apply for a burn permit here

In conclusion, spring cleaning is not just about cleaning your home, but also about maintaining it and preparing it for the warmer months. By following these tips, you can ensure your home and yard stay in top shape and provide a safe and enjoyable space for you and your family. Happy spring cleaning!


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