Painting the interior or even exterior walls of your house can drastically change your home’s atmosphere. Whether it’s deciding on a new color or restoring your existing shade, it will completely revive your home and protect against UV light and moisture.
2. Add mulch.
Adding mulch to your garden will provide a natural fluff that will also save you time from having to go elbows in to remove weeds. There are many different types and colors of mulch to settle on. You can use shredded wood or bark, grass clippings, raked leaves, and cardboard to help ease the process.
3. Seal wood decks.
A nice and cheap way to renew your deck is to seal, paint, or stain it. Staining it is the most effective way. If you do it every year or two on your own, you will save thousands of dollars rather than waiting for it to become an expensive problem.
4. Clean the gutters.
This may be incredibly cheap, or even free. Use a latter and have someone on the bottom to secure it (and your safety) and remove the leaves and gunk that can get stuck in there. Do it a couple times a year to keep the outside of your home looking new.
5. Shine windows.
Cleaning your windows can make your house glow. Some ways to avoid streaking include: using newspapers with vinegar and water, using TSP mixed with water, or even dish soap with a few drops of water.
6. Clean out your furnace.
Because you probably will hardly be using your furnace this season, it is a perfect time to tend to it. Remove the furnace filter and replace it. Watch out for dirt and dust to see if you can just clean it out using a vacuum cleaner or if it’s time for a new one.
7. Get rid of pests.
A good way to get rid of insects or small animals lurking around your home is to remove yard waste, stacked lumber, tools, and toys. Also, other things to keep in munds to avoid pests is to pick up fruit as soon as it falls from trees, make sure your garbage cans are tightly closed, and regularly drain your pools to avoid mosquitoes.
8. Groom your lawn.
The lawn is the first thing people notice when they look at a home. Make sure the grass is green and regularly cut. Set your mower blades 3 inches high for a fuller look. Let grass clippings fall to the ground for your lawns nourishment.