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It might sound a bit strange, but as soon as the sun starts breaking through those wintery clouds, people have an urge to clean and make the outside of their homes neat too. 

At first, it can seem overwhelming because there is just so much to do. But it can be broken down into manageable chunks pretty quickly. 

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Make a List

There is something so satisfying about writing a list of achievable goals. Even more so when you are able to tick them off. So take a walk around the outside of the house and write down everything that you think you want to do, or the maintenance that needs to be done. 


One of the first things that you are going to notice is that your hedges, grass, and borders are going to need to be trimmed. The chances are a lot of weeds have sprouted up and will need to be pulled up too. If you have a large grassy patch but aren’t in love with the upkeep, it might be time to think about swapping it out for faux grass instead. 

Pulling weeds can be a lot more work than you might realize, ensure you have either a folded towel under your knees or invest in one of those kneeling pads and some good gardening gloves. 

Rather than try to do everything in one day, stretch it out, so you do small sections at a time. 

Path and Decking

Over the winter months, the leaves are falling, and the excessive rain means that paths and decking can become slippery and dangerous. Paths and paving can also become discolored and heavy with dirt. The best way to have these cleaned in double time is to have a pressure washing service come and take care of it for you. While you’re at it, it is the ideal time to have your windows done too. 


If you have a seating area, it is time to get a large sponge and some warm soapy water and clean it down. Most garden furniture is designed to be waterproof and can be cleaned easily. If you don’t have a seating area, have a look at where you could add one. They are great for eating outside, relaxing in the warmth of the sun, and enjoying long balmy evenings. 


The doors of your property will get a lot of weathering, and depending on the materials, it might need some attention. Look for chips and cracks in the paint, and you can either spot repair them or sand the whole door down and add a new interesting color. Check and oil the hinges, and a door frame is a prime place for grime and dust to gather. Fit an insect door to avoid all of those flying insects that the sunshine brings. 

When the sun is shining, more people spend time outside, soaking up the sunshine and relaxing. And it is much easier to do that when you have taken care of a few little details so you can relax to the max. 

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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