Karelyn Campbell

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 Spring Cleaning Bingo Sheet


Spring is here! That means it’s time to stop hemmin' and hawin' and get after some home maintenance projects. A few ideas to get you started:⁣

Indoors: ⁣

• Get down and dirty by scrubbing those baseboards, trim, doors, walls, and handles.⁣
• Scared to look at those air filters after the long winter? Take a deep breath and swap them out with fresh new ones.⁣
• Clean the blinds slate-by-slate (yes, it’s a PAIN) and wash, or easier yet, dry-clean window treatments.⁣
• Get the grime and slime off kitchen cabinets with a top-to-bottom wipe down.⁣
• Flip mattresses and, while you’re at it, wash ALL your bed linens (mattress pads and pillow shams included).⁣

Outdoors:⁣

• Have a look at your gutters and downspouts for winter damage and debris. (You'll def want a buddy to hold the ladder.)⁣
• Inspect wooden decks, railings, windowsills, and steps for damage or rot.⁣
• Pressure wash patios, decks, driveway, and outdoor furniture. (Pressure washing is awesome. Seriously. You’ve gotta try it.)⁣
• Tune-up any lawn maintenance equipment.⁣
• Clear the front entryway of bugs and cobwebs. Go on and throw up a colorful spring wreath and welcome mat, too!⁣

Whip your home into shape ASAP so you’ll be ready to kick up your feet when that to-die-for spring weather comes a' knockin'!

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The cold season has already arrived in many parts of the country. Here in Nanaimo, it's not only cold...it's wet!


It’s important to prepare your home for the colder weather coming. Taking a little bit of time to winterize your home can save you a lot of time, and money, later on. Check out these tips for preparing your home for the fall and winter.


1. Check window and door weather stripping for damage.

2. Disconnect water hoses and turn off outdoor water supply lines and irrigation system.

3. Wrap exterior water pipes or hose bibs with heating tape.

4. Clean your gutters.

5. Check your roof for damage or leaks.

6. Fill cracks in your driveway and foundation.

7. Check attic insulation for pest damage.

8. Have your furnace serviced.

9. Check your chimney for obstructions and make sure your damper is working.

10. Clean and store your lawnmower.

11. Aerate and fertilize your lawn.

12. Change the air filters in your HVAC system.

13. Change smoke detector batteries.

14. Clean and store outdoor furniture.

15. Have landscaping pruned and put fresh mulch down.

16. Bring potted plants inside.

17. Change your ceiling fan direction.

18. Clean humidifiers before using.

19. Check the condition of your pool cover.

20. Make sure snow equipment is working.

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