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Seasonal cleaning isn't just for spring. Use these tips to help you kick off a new season with outdoor updates.
Cleaning your windows as the seasons change will help them survive the strains of various temperature changes. Summer can be just as hard on your windows as the winter season. When you clean, remove the screens, but you don't have to remove the shutters to do a thorough job.
Before you wash with water, use a broom or mop to remove spider webs, excess dirt and other large items from the windows. Watch out for stinging insect nests, and if you see one, proceed carefully.
If your home has several stories or lots of windows, consider attaching a window-washing mixture to your garden hose to help you reach high places.
Your seasonal cleaning time is a great marker to remind you to walk around your house and look for small maintenance that needs to be done. Addressing these small issues will keep them from becoming bigger problems, particularly in harsher climates during the winter months.
Properly storing your patio furniture when out of use will prolong its life and beauty, making sure your investment in your outdoor living environment lasts.
As the colder temperatures approach, your garden hoses and outdoor water pipes require special care. Prevent frozen pipes with these simple steps: