DIY And Home Maintenance Tasks To Do Now!

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Spring is in full swing, and before we know it, summer will be here. Now is the time to get those DIY and maintenance tasks ticked off. Here are some ideas to get your home shipshape in time for summer.

In the garden

Spring is all about clearing out the garden and preparing for long, lazy days in the sunshine. Before summer arrives, take some time to get out into the backyard and do some maintenance work. Start by clearing out your flowerbeds, weeding, and tidying up any trash. Wait for a dry day and mow the lawn. Avoid cutting the grass too short, as this can slow regrowth. If you’re a keen gardener, now is the time to sow your seeds or grow your own vegetables. Follow planting instructions on seed packets or look for tips online. Jetwash patios and decking areas. Get your outdoor furniture out of the garage and give it a wipe down.

Once you’ve done the menial jobs, you can start thinking about adding color and finishing touches. Add free-standing lanterns and outdoor fairy lights for ambience. Or create a chill out zone to retreat to at the end of the day. Invest in a wicker sofa set or lay some giant floor cushions and bean bags on the decking with material drapes and LED candles.

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Odd jobs

Have you not quite finished painting the spare room? Do you still need to unpack boxes in the study? Is the kitchen waiting for a new door? Spring is a fantastic time to get odd jobs sorted around the house. If you’re busy or you don’t trust your DIY skills, enlist the help of a local handyman. Ticking off even the smallest jobs will make a massive difference.

Air conditioning checks

If your air conditioning units are due an MOT, now is the time to get in touch with your air conditioning engineer and book a service. It’s essential to arrange regular checks to make sure your system is working properly and reduce the risk of problems, such as leaks.

Spring cleaning

If you’ve been meaning to tackle the garage or the loft for months, don’t put it off any longer. Take a weekend to go through each room and create separate piles. Set aside things you want to keep. Make a mound to give to charity or start putting together items for a yard sale. Once you’ve sorted out your stuff, put away anything that you want to keep. When you’ve successfully decluttered your house, give it a thorough clean from top to bottom. Dust the furniture, vacuum throughout and give the kitchen and bathroom a good scrub.

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Spring is an ideal time to tick off essential maintenance tasks and odd DIY jobs. Make a list and work your way through it. If you’re stuck for time, call in a local handyman or get friends and family involved. If you put in some elbow grease now, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the summer sunshine.

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