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Spring Cleaning Series: Taking it Outside

Just like any spring cleaning, it’s easiest to approach a large area with a list, say the professional house cleaners at MOLLYMAID. Here is an initial checklist for the outside of your house.

Windows: Wash windows and screens for a sparkling view of spring.

Gutters: Check gutters and remove any debris from winter storms.

Siding: Pressure wash the siding of your home to remove grime. Start at the highest points of the home to avoid washing dirt down onto clean areas.

Garage: Clean out the garage and make space for equipment such as bikes, outdoor games and gardening equipment. Is it time to hold a garage sale?

Flooring: Inspect the wood deck for signs of rot or decay and make repairs as necessary. If you have a concrete patio, check for chips or cracks that need repair, and scrub away any stains.

Furniture: If patio furniture has been outside all winter, it will need to be scrubbed clean. Otherwise, brush itoff and return it to the patio or deck.

Barbecues: Check the connections and operations, following all safety guidelines. Clean the grills and handles, lubricate the lid and get ready for great barbecues.

Lighting: Check any exterior lighting – bulbs should be snugly screwed in and all fixtures working appropriately.

Miscellaneous: Look around. You may need to clean the dog kennel if you have one. Do you put out birdhouses and bird feeders? Check that the mailbox is secure and clean if you have one outside.