It’s been a wild winter for Perth standards, which may have left your homes exterior looking a little unloved- from overgrown gardens, plenty of weeds and lose leaves to water stained windows! If you are banking on a spring sale, it may be worthwhile to show your pad some extra love to ensure it’s in tip-top shape come home open day.
Here are our top outdoor jobs to get you started!
Have windows professionally cleaned
Can barely see through your windows? It’s unbelievable just how much dirt and grime can build up after wet weather. It's a great idea to have them professionally cleaned to start off with, then you can continue to maintain their squeaky clean look throughout the duration of your sale campaign with a bit of a spray and wipe!
Tip* White vinegar and old newspaper is all you need!
Once the windows are clean and sparkling, don’t forget to open the blinds and pull back the curtains during home open inspections to let as much light in as possible.
Scrub pavers and decking
Create a great first impression from the outside by cleaning your paving, entrance and driveway with a high-pressure cleaner. If you have a deck, give it a once over with a deck scrubbing broom, cleaner and hose and then re-oil it.
Clear gutters and check downpipes
Winter has most likely left your gutters full leaves and debris. If we continue to get a lot of rain into spring and summer, it could actually have devastating affect on your home. Blocked gutters mean water can’t flow through, and this can lead to roof and wall water damage! While you are tackling your gutters, be sure to check your downpipes for any leaks, blockages or rust as you go.
Spruce up the garden
Most of us are guilty of neglecting our garden over the cooler months, but it’s time to get it in check. When a garden looks overgrown and unkept its screams "work" which my deter some buyers.
Rake lawns, prune hedges, mulch garden beds and replace any sad looking flowers or plants.
Look after your lawn
Most lawns are built in autumn, prior to the onset of winter. But, if you missed this opportunity, there are still some things you can do to help it look as healthy as possible.
Fertilise your lawn with some lawn feed where it needs it, and pull out lawn runners that may have crept into your garden beds over the winter. Remove any weeds that may have sprouted through.
Sometimes heavy rains begin to compact the lawn, which is when you start to see bare patches. Aerate your lawns lightly with a pitchfork where needed.