5. Check your water. With so many homeowners opting for their own water purification and filtration systems, checking the safety of your home’s water is a good item to include on your checklist.
6. Evaluate your home’s lawn. From downed tree limbs to areas that may have been damaged by winter, spring is a great time to tend to your lawn so it is nice and lush for summer.
7. Start preparing your garden. For many homeowners, the joy of gardening begins in the spring, by preparing garden areas for early planting.
8. Repaint. Repainting is an instant refresher for many homes. Freshening your home with a new coat of paint either on the inside or the outside may provide you with the perfect renewal.
9. Trim trees. If you live in an especially wooded area, this may be a good time to trim trees back so they don’t become a hazard during a storm or provide easy access to your roof for animals.
10. Replace windows. Doors and windows that may be old or improperly installed create a draft all year round. Especially in the warmer months when you will be looking to be able to properly open and close windows, making sure they are fully functioning and operational should be on your spring checklist.
Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website at www.cathyhobbs.com.