Ultimate Spring Home Maintenance Guide

As the sun peeks out from behind the clouds and the air starts to hum with the promise of spring, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and dive into some good ol’ spring home maintenance. But hey, let’s be real – we’re not just talking about any old chores here; we’re diving headfirst into the world of spring home maintenance and gardening, tailored specifically for our region. So grab your gardening gloves and your tool belt, because we’re about to tackle everything from rooftop escapades to backyard barbecues. Buckle up, folks, ’cause this isn’t your grandma’s spring cleaning – this is the Inland Northwest edition, and we’re about to make your home shine brighter than the summer sun!

Replacing HVAC Filters

First up on our spring home maintenance checklist: HVAC filters. It might not sound glamorous, but trust us, your lungs will thank you. After months of blasting the heater to ward off the winter chill, it’s time to give your HVAC system a little love. Swapping out those old, dusty filters for fresh ones not only improves air quality but also ensures that your cooling system runs smoothly all season long.

Inspecting Roof and Gutters

Next on the agenda: a little rooftop TLC. Now, we know what you’re thinking – climbing up on the roof sounds about as fun as a root canal. But trust us, a quick inspection now could save you a world of trouble down the line. Check for loose or damaged shingles, clogged gutters, and any signs of water damage. By catching these issues early, you can nip them in the bud before they turn into full-blown disasters.

Check Hose Spigots and Irrigation Systems

With the warmer weather on the horizon, now’s the perfect time to give your outdoor plumbing a once-over. Check hose spigots for leaks or cracks, and make sure your irrigation system is in tip-top shape. After months of hibernation, these systems can be prone to wear and tear, so a little preventative spring home maintenance now can save you from a soggy mess later. This is also the perfect time to reattach your hoses and dial in your sprinkler system for the upcoming dryer months.

Trim Broken Branches

Ah, the joys of spring – flowers blooming, birds chirping, and tree limbs crashing down onto your roof. Wait, what? Yep, you heard us right – those beautiful, towering trees in your yard can be a real menace when spring rolls around. Heavy snowfall and gusty winds can weaken branches, making them prone to snapping under the slightest pressure. If you are not familiar with pruning and trimming branches please reach out to your realtor for a list of preferred local arborists to keep you and your trees as safe as possible!

Pack up Winter Gear and Store Away

See you later, winter coats – it’s been real, but it’s time to part ways. As the temperatures start to climb, it’s time to pack away all those bulky sweaters, boots, and scarves and make room for your warm-weather wardrobe. But don’t just shove everything in a closet and call it a day – take the time to properly clean and store your winter gear to ensure it stays in top condition for next year. Wash coats and jackets according to the manufacturer’s instructions, then hang them up or store them in breathable garment bags to prevent mold and mildew. As for your boots and shoes, give them a good cleaning and store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Trust us – your future self will thank you come next winter.

Deep Cleaning Windows and Screens

Now that the sun is shining brighter and the days are getting longer, it’s time to let that natural light flood into your home. But before you throw open the curtains and bask in the sunshine, take a moment to give your windows and screens a little TLC. Wipe down the glass with a mixture of vinegar and water to remove dirt and grime, then use a squeegee to get them sparkling clean. And don’t forget about those screens – give them a good rinse with the garden hose and let them air dry before reinstalling them. Trust us, you’ll be amazed at how much brighter and fresher your home feels with clean windows and screens.

Inspecting and Cleaning Outdoor Furniture

With warmer weather on the horizon, it’s time to dust off the cobwebs and give your outdoor furniture a little love. Start by inspecting each piece for signs of wear and tear – loose screws, rust spots, or fraying fabric. Repair any damage as needed, then give everything a good scrub with mild soap and water. For wood furniture, you may also want to apply a fresh coat of sealant to protect it from the elements. And don’t forget about your cushions – give them a good shake to remove any debris, then spot clean or machine wash as needed. With a little elbow grease, your outdoor oasis will be ready for relaxation and al fresco dining in no time.

Vacuuming Refrigerator Coils and Cleaning Oven Hood

Don’t forget about those often-neglected kitchen appliances! Over time, dust and grime can accumulate on the coils behind your refrigerator, causing it to work harder and less efficiently. Use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to gently remove any buildup and improve your fridge’s performance. While you’re at it, take a peek under the oven hood – chances are, it could use a good cleaning too. Grease and cooking residue can accumulate on the hood and filters, reducing its effectiveness and posing a fire hazard. So grab some degreaser and a sponge and give it a thorough scrubbing to keep your kitchen running smoothly all season long.

Shampooing Carpets and Dry Cleaning Curtains

Spring is the perfect time to give your carpets and curtains a little refresh. Over the winter months, dirt, dust, and allergens can build up in your carpets, making them look dingy and dull. Rent a carpet shampooer or hire a professional cleaner to deep clean your carpets and remove any embedded dirt and stains. And don’t forget about your curtains – dust and pet dander can accumulate on fabric curtains, reducing air quality and triggering allergies. Take them down and send them off to the dry cleaner for a thorough cleaning, or throw them in the washing machine if they’re machine washable. Fresh, clean carpets and curtains will breathe new life into your home and help you enjoy a healthier, happier spring season.

Preparing Lawn and Landscaping

No spring home maintenance checklist would be complete without a little love for your lawn and landscaping. Start by raking up any leftover leaves and debris from the winter months to allow sunlight and air to reach the soil. Then, give your lawn a good mowing to remove any dead grass and promote new growth. If your soil is compacted or lacking in nutrients, consider aerating and fertilizing to give your grass a boost. And don’t forget about your flower beds and garden plots – now’s the perfect time to add some fresh mulch and plant some colorful annuals to brighten up your landscape. With a little TLC, your lawn and landscaping will be the envy of the neighborhood in no time.

BONUS: Gardening Tips for Spring:

It’s no secret we are obsessed with our garden space, especially as spring begins to show in every corner of beds. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just beginning your journey, our gardening tips are here to inspire and empower you. From soil to blooms, we’ll explore some small essentials of gardening in our beloved region, helping you create an outdoor sanctuary of color and peace in your own backyard.

Soil Preparation:

Prepare garden beds by tilling the soil and incorporating compost or organic matter. Improve soil fertility and structure to support healthy plant growth throughout the growing season.


Kickstart your spring garden by planting early vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, and peas. Add colorful annuals and perennials to your landscape to create a vibrant outdoor oasis. If you’re in the Spokane area, we have a whole list of our favorite garden centers and nurseries to choose from right here.


Apply a layer of mulch around plants to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Mulching conserves water and promotes soil health, supporting plant growth and vitality.

Pest Control:

Implement organic pest control methods to protect your plants from pests and diseases. Monitor your garden regularly and take proactive measures to maintain a balanced ecosystem without harmful chemicals.


Establish a consistent watering schedule, especially for newly planted seedlings and transplants. Deep watering encourages strong root development and enhances plant resilience to drought conditions.

Pruning and Deadheading:

Prune dead or damaged branches and remove spent flowers to encourage healthy growth and continuous blooming. Regular maintenance ensures your garden remains vibrant and visually appealing throughout the season. 

By following these spring home maintenance and gardening tips tailored to the Inland Northwest, you’ll ensure your home and garden thrive in the upcoming season. Embrace the beauty and vitality of spring while enhancing your property’s value and appeal. Happy spring cleaning! Want more tips on all things home? Make sure to check out our Instagram for seasonal inspiration.

Ultimate Spring Home Maintenance Guide


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