Every year, 91% of Americans spring clean their homes. It is a way of starting afresh and making the most of your living space. When you’re planning your annual spring cleaning, don’t forget to spend time on the exterior. A house should be as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside. With some elbow grease and some fabulous outdoor accessories, you can make your home stand out for all the right reasons.
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A driveway is often the first thing that someone will notice when they pull up to your house. If it is covered in moss, leaves, or weeds, it certainly doesn’t give a good first impression. When you are doing spring cleaning, using a pressure washer can make it simple and easy to remove all dirt and debris. The new Karcher K5 is great for this and is also multipurpose – you can even use it to clean the car, or the glass doors on your oven. The Worx HydroShot is another good multipurpose option, that is lightweight. If you have tiles on your driveway, make sure that you don’t pressure wash the grout or cement in between them as it can cause the tiles to become loose. When you are clearing your drive, make sure you pull up any weeds that have grown. It is also advisable to put down some weedkiller to prevent further regrowth.
Clear The Gutters
The guttering of your house is easily forgotten, however if it is not cleaned properly, it can lead to problems with damp and drainage. Think of the guttering being a like the arteries of a home. It might be “out of sight, out of mind”, but if gutters aren’t clean and doing their job properly, they can cause problems. Having leaves, birds nests and other assorted debris sitting in your guttering is also extremely unsightly. As part of your spring clean, make sure your gutters are clear. You can even get in a professional gutter cleaning company to come and do a thorough job for spring cleaning.
Accessorize Your Home
Careful planting and tastefully placed garden accessories can really make the outside of your homestead look inviting. In
Spring cleaning is a chance to make your home shine from the outside too. With a little work, your house can look fresh, smart and really inviting.