Cherry-picking your way to a fresh new home

With 2014 on the horizon, many of us will be planning a spring clean of our homes, as well as some vital redecoration too. While people always focus on the interior, few take the time to pay the exterior special attention.

In this post, we’ll be looking at some of the essential maintenance that you should carry out on your home and garden. A lot of the tasks involve scaling heights, so to avoid wobbling about on a dodgy ladder, hire a cherry picker from companies like Nifty Lift. They’re cheap to rent and will get the job done in no time!

Cleaning guttering

Cleaning gutterAround autumn and winter, our gutters can become clogged with leaves, grime and general dirt. It may not be the most glamorous task in the world, but putting it off will only make it harder when you do get round to it.

Fresh gutters can really add to the curb appeal of your house so when spring rolls around you should make sure to clean yours. Check out this YouTube video to find the best way to do it.

Tree felling
In the spring, many people prepare their gardens for summer. A large tree can cause your whole garden to be shaded – hardly ideal for soaking up that blissful sunshine.

Cutting your tree back, or felling it all together, can help you create the suntrap you’ve always dreamed of. If you have a really large tree, you may need to cut it down in sections rather than all at once. For further advice, check out this guide to felling trees.

Repainting exteriors
Subject to all weather conditions, our houses can start to look a bit worn after a few years. Repainting the exterior is really easy when you’re using a cherry picker, as you have a stable base to work on, plus it can instantly update how your home looks.

Erin Emanuel