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Whether you’re trying to spruce up your or your client’s home’s appearance or give your or your client’s business a fresh new aesthetic, the spring season is the perfect time of year to focus your energy on your property’s exterior. The idea of “spring cleaning” is certainly not a new concept, not even close. In fact, various religious cleaning customs date back thousands of years, in regions that spread all over the world. From the Persian New Year to Chinese New Year, history has consistently marked the spring season as a time to start fresh and get things tidy in a home or business.
When a guest walks into your or your client’s home or a prospective client walks into your or your client’s business, first impressions are critical. Unfortunately, a dirty window or a muddy walkway could be the difference between an enthusiastic guest and one who is ready to leave as soon as possible. Now is the time of year where New Year’s resolutions begin to fall by the wayside. This year, let’s vow to make sure our most sacred properties are kept orderly and neat.
Keeping tabs on your never-ending to do list is tough for everyone, especially busy business owners and overworked homeowners. Nevertheless, springtime is the right time to set aside some scheduled cleaning for your property. With this in mind, we’ve taken some time to iron out the most essential spring cleaning items to incorporate into your routine in the next month or two.
Feel free to print and reference the following outdoor spring cleaning checklist as a guide for your property’s exterior:
Prioritize the most noticeable areas that need cleaning and start with the most important
Take a photo of your property’s exterior and take notes on the most obvious problem spots
Consider pressure washing the entire exterior
Pay attention to the walkway, particularly for damaged or cracked cement
Upgrade your front lawn and garden area
Wash all the windows, thoroughly
Pay attention to the front door and garage door, clean the entire door down and make sure the handle is cleaned too
Remove any cobwebs from the outside of the home, be sure to check all four sides of the property
Think about washing your trash cans or buying new ones altogether
Check all the lighting in the front, side, and backyard area
Clean out the weeds or dead foliage around your garden area
Add new soil or mulch
Upgrade your patio covers
Hose down your patio furniture
Buy a new outdoor rug
Clean out your gutters
Give your grill a scrub down
Check your sprinkler system and make sure it is running properly
Give your pool a proper cleaning
Consider a free standing retractable awning in the backyard, by the swimming pool or for any areas where a retractable awning, retractable patio pergola cover or rotating louver roof system cannot be attached
Repair any issues with your outdoor gate or fence
Replace old doormats
Reevaluate your outdoor storage system and then consolidate what is kept outside
Declutter and refresh the outdoor living space with a quick redesign of the outdoor furniture
Consider a paint job or paint touchup for the entire exterior of the property
Your home or business is your pride and joy, and that means you should keep it looking clean! Most people think of “spring cleaning” as a chance to sweep the floors and clean out their refrigerators, and as a result, the outdoor area is often neglected. As outdoor living spaces continue their role as a focal point of any home or business, it is essential to keep them looking beautiful. A property’s exterior is its first impression, so make sure you are giving yours some extra attention this spring season!
The team at RetractableAwnings.com is ready to “spring” into action with a gorgeous, cost-effective upgrade to your or your client’s home or business. Contact our retractable awnings experts in the USA or Canada toll free at 866-438-2964 or outside the USA or Canada at (305) 628-2424 or use the live help chat tool to learn more today!