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Whether you are selling your home or staying put, spring is a great time to deep clean, repair any damages from winter weather, and get your home ready for warmer weather.

The first day of spring is officially March 19, but we’ve been getting a glimpse of it with warm temperatures and great sunshine in the Denver area this week. 

The snow is melting and plants are starting to come back to life, but winter leaves behind a lot of chores to complete. Winter can be hard on exteriors, so often the first step to preparing for spring is to inspect the outside of your home for any damages and clear out the gutters of any debris to get ready for springtime rain showers. Spring is also a good time to power wash the siding if it looks like it needs a quick refresh. 

Checking siding, patios, windows and doors for any damage is also key to keeping your house well-maintained year after year. When the exterior of the home is done, it’s time to start on the yard and the home’s interior. 

Outside the home, it’s time to trim the trees, prep the lawn and get ready to get the sprinklers running for when it warms up more and stops freezing overnight. If you like to plant flowers or a garden, now is the time to prep the soil and research what plants and vegetables would do well for early summer and late spring outdoors. 

Inside the home, spring is traditionally time for a deep cleaning. Cleaning the oven, bathtub and other hard to reach places is a great way to refresh for the season. It’s also a good time to check off maintenance items you don’t normally think of, like checking fire alarms and carbon monoxide monitors to make sure they are functioning properly. 

After your home has been maintained and cleaned, it’s time to enjoy the beautiful spring weather.