Tips To Help You Zip Through Spring Cleaning

When spring pops, homeowners everywhere begin knocking out the items on their spring cleaning to-do lists. If you're looking for ways to reduce the time it takes you to get the exterior work done on your home, you'll be pleased to find a few tips below.

Create a Written List

Have you actually written down all of the things that you hope to get done around the house this spring? So many people make the mistakes of making lists in their minds but never actually writing it down. This leaves so many things undone each year or can cause you to have to redo some of the things that you get done early in the spring.

Once you have a written list, you will be able to better visualize all that needs to be done. This will make it possible to plan each step in a way that nothing will get undone as you do it. For example, you don't want to clean the siding before you clean the gutters — you'll end up having to re-clean the siding after the gutters are clean.

Rent Scaffolding

Many injuries sustained during spring cleaning are caused by falls off of ladders. Instead of putting yourself at a greater risk for injury, lease a scaffolding system to set up around the house. This way, you'll be able to reach the gutters, windows, siding and everything in between without having to balance off the side of a ladder.

When you lease the scaffolding, make sure to read the use and safety guide completely. It may seem simple enough, but you must be sure that you understand how to use the set safely and what to do if anything should go wrong.

Invest in Tarps

You should always keep a few good tarps on hand for emergencies, but they can also be very helpful when it comes to spring cleaning. When you're gathering lots of limbs and leaves that have blown off of the trees over the winter, you can toss them all on a thick tarp and drag it to where you'll be disposing of it all. This will save you countless trips across the lawn with your arms filled with sticks.

The tarps can also be used to cover up plants around the house while you're working on the house. This will protect them from falling debris and the need to clean them out when the project is complete.

Hopefully, these tips will help you get through your spring cleaning process without having to do anything twice.