Outdoor Spring Cleaning: Windows, Gutters, Garage

As the weather turns warm and spring comes about, many homeowners think about some basic spring cleaning themes for their homes. And while many consider their home’s interior first while taking this approach, it’s vital not to forget about certain important outdoor areas that also should get some cleaning after the Utah winter.

At Healthy Homes Housekeeping, we’re proud to assist clients with any cleaning needs they may have this time of year, including everything from basic cleaning and spring cleaning services to deep cleaning, move-in/move-out cleaning and more. Whether on your own or with whatever assistance you need from our team, what are some important outdoor spring cleaning themes to hit this time of year? This two-part blog series will go over several.

Exterior Window Cleaning

One area of your home’s exterior that may take a beating over the winter is your windows. Between the accumulation of snow and ice, as well as salt used to de-ice walkways and driveways, it’s important to take some time this spring to clean your home’s windows properly. Not only will this make them look much better, but it will also help them function more optimally.

You should be checking your window screens as well at this time of year – if they’re damaged, it’s a good idea to get them repaired or replaced so that you don’t have any unwanted guests (such as insects) coming into your home through the windows.

Gutter Cleaning

Another important exterior cleaning task to take on in the spring is your home’s gutters. If they haven’t been cleaned regularly (or at all) over the winter, there’s a good chance that they’ll be filled with leaves, branches and other debris. This can lead to a number of problems, such as water damage to your home’s exterior, blocked drainage and more.

Be sure to wear gloves and use a ladder when cleaning your gutters – it’s not a job you want to do more than once this season!

Garage Cleaning

Another area that may fall into some disorganization during the winter in many homes is the garage. If you’re like most people, the garage is generally used for storage – and it’s likely that a lot of that storage was put to use in the past few months.

Now is a good time to go through everything that’s been stored in the garage and get rid of anything that you no longer need. This will help to clear out some space and make it easier to find what you’re looking for when you need it. You may also want to consider organizing the remaining items in the garage so that it’s more functional for you.

In part two of our series, we’ll go over some other important areas to consider here. For more on outdoor spring cleaning themes to keep in mind this year, or to learn about any of our housekeeping services, speak to the pros at Healthy Homes Housekeeping today.