When winter arrives, it can be tempting to think that a good clean up can wait until spring. However, there are some important jobs to do during the winter months that will help to protect your home and make sure that your garden is ready for spring. This year, why not spend some time winter cleaning your home, so you can make the most of spring when it finally appears?
Here are some winter jobs you should start with.
Clear gutters and check your roof tiles
If you have tiles on your roof, then it is a good idea to have them checked before every winter, so that you can have repairs done before the bad weather damages your home with potential leaks. You should be able to find a service that will check your tiles for you and clear your guttering, as this is another important job that will stop your guttering breaking, blocking, or overflowing.
Jet wash the patio
Over winter, when it gets colder, your patio is likely to get slippery, which could be dangerous. This is why getting it jet washed will ensure that there is no potentially slippery mud and debris. You can usually hire professional help to jet wash for a reasonable price, and in this case it is important to check that they have suitable insurance such as pressure washing insurance by Next Insurance in case they cause any damage to your home or garden. As well as being safer to walk on, your garden will look much tidier once the patio is jet washed.
Put garden furniture away
If you have any garden furniture, you can protect it by storing it away for winter, or covering it with suitable materials to protect it from the bad weather throughout the winter when it is not being used.
Have a clear-out
Traditionally, people tend to have their big clear out in the spring but why wait until then? If you have a family who gets a lot of big gifts over Christmas, then you probably find that you run out of room in the house to fit everything in. This is why it is a good idea to do your clear-out before Christmas. This also means that you can take your clothes, toys, and similar items to charity shops, which will hopefully be able to help people over Christmas time.
Clear the outside of your windows
If you haven’t been able to clean the outside of your windows for a while, winter is a good time to do so, seeing that this is the time when they are usually dirtiest with the debris from nearby trees having settled around your window frames in autumn. If you like putting up lights around the exterior of your home for Christmas, then you can do them at the same time, instead of getting the ladders out twice. Having clean windows will add some extra sparkle to your lights.
Why wait until spring to do your interior and exterior clean when these important tasks all need to be done in winter?