That dark period when winter refuses to leave is like a buddy who refuses to leave despite repeated requests. Give yourself a boost with these four quick and simple actions that will help you welcome spring.
Snow. Salt. Boots. Shovels. Your entryway floors, baseboards, rugs, and more have had a rough few months. Now is the time to deep clean that tiniest of spaces, before the salt crust becomes a permanent part of your entryway decor in spring.
Mud may be the least of your frozen worries now, but it's a-coming. Be prepared with a remediation plan. With your yard in its frozen-tundra state, you can easily see the troublesome spots. Research potential ground cover, like gravel, a rain garden, decorative rocks, or the right grass that'll soak it up. Then you'll be ready to execute your anti-mud plan the moment it's warm enough — and do it in time to keep the mud at bay.
Before the madness of spring cleaning begins, organize (or even renovate!) your laundry room and clean closets or cupboards. This will not only breathe new life into these often-ignored areas, but cleaning stations that have been lavishly treated might substantially boost your spring cleaning motivation.
Spring and summer are peak handyperson seasons. By hiring someone today, you can avoid the rush price and the anguish of waiting for callbacks. At least for the indoor chores. Plus, you may be surprised at what outdoor chores can be done. You'll be spring-ready before the first flower buds.
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