Spring cleaning is a tradition that involves deep cleaning and organizing your home, typically done in the springtime. It’s a way to refresh and rejuvenate your living space after the long winter months and prepare for the warmer season ahead. The practice of spring cleaning has historical and cultural roots in various societies around the world, often tied to religious or cultural celebrations such as Easter and Passover

The main objectives of spring cleaning are:

  • Removing Clutter: Spring cleaning involves decluttering your home by getting rid of items you no longer need or use. This helps create a more organized and spacious living environment.
  • Deep Cleaning: Spring cleaning goes beyond regular cleaning tasks and involves thorough cleaning of every room in your home. This includes tasks such as dusting, vacuuming, mopping floors, washing windows, and cleaning appliances.
  • Organization: Spring cleaning often involves reorganizing and tidying up storage spaces such as closets, cabinets, and drawers. This helps improve efficiency and makes it easier to find items when needed.
  • Freshening Up: Spring cleaning also includes tasks aimed at freshening up your home, such as washing bedding, cleaning upholstery, and airing out rooms to remove stale odors.
  • Maintenance: Spring cleaning provides an opportunity to identify any maintenance or repair needs in your home, such as fixing leaky faucets, replacing worn-out seals, or repairing damaged furniture.

Overall, spring cleaning is about creating a clean, comfortable, and welcoming home environment while also preparing your living space for the transition into the new season. It’s a chance to start afresh and set the tone for the months ahead.

Here’s a handyman checklist for spring to help you prepare your home for the season:

Remember, It’s going to get real hot real soon. We recommend focusing on exterior repairs and projects before the middle of May. Once the thermostat hits high 90 Degrees, we limit exterior operational hours to early mornings with limited availability.  

  • Inspect Roof and Gutters: Check for any damaged or missing shingles and make sure gutters are clear of debris to prevent water damage.
  • Repair Fascia Board: Fascia Board is the wood trim that runs around your home where the roof meets the eaves. Lean more about it here
  • Check Exterior Walls: Look for any cracks or signs of damage to the exterior walls, siding, or paint. Repair as needed to maintain the integrity of your home’s structure.
  • Service HVAC System: Schedule a professional HVAC service to clean and inspect your heating and cooling system. This ensures optimal performance and energy efficiency.
  • Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Replace batteries and test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are functioning properly.
  • Check Outdoor Plumbing: Inspect outdoor faucets, hoses, and irrigation systems for leaks or damage. Repair any issues to prevent water waste and damage.
  • Clean and Inspect Windows: Clean windows inside and out, and check for any cracks, gaps, or damaged seals. Replace or repair as needed to improve energy efficiency and prevent water intrusion.
  • Clean and Inspect Door Weather Striping: Keep the heat and bugs out of your home and the cool AC air in. This is a major efficiency item. 
  • Inspect Deck and Patio: Check for any loose or damaged boards, railings, or steps on your deck or patio. Repair and refinish as needed to ensure safety and longevity.
  • Irrigation and  Lawn Equipment: Service any lawn equipment. Run your irrigation system and review all of the drip system and sprinkler heads. 
  • Trim Trees and Shrubs: Prune overgrown branches and shrubs to promote healthy growth and prevent damage to your home or property.
  • Check Outdoor Lighting: Replace any burnt-out bulbs and clean fixtures to improve outdoor lighting for safety and security.
  • Inspect Outdoor Furniture: Clean and inspect outdoor furniture for any damage or wear. Repair or replace as needed. Get out your patio furniture covers to help protect then from the sun. 
  • Seal Cracks and Gaps: Inspect the exterior of your home for any cracks or gaps where pests or moisture could enter. Seal with caulk or weather-stripping to improve energy efficiency and prevent damage.
  • Clean and Organize Garage or Shed: Declutter and organize your garage or shed, disposing of any items you no longer need. This will make it easier to find tools and equipment when you need them.
  • Prepare for Monsoon Storms: Trim back trees and secure outdoor items to prevent damage from strong winds and storms.

By following this checklist, you can ensure your home is well-maintained and ready for the spring and summer season ahead.

As always Response Crew Handyman is here to help you even during the hot summer months. We do limit exterior work operations during the hot summer months. Keep in mind that availability is limited to these projects June – Aug.