You know what time it is!
My favorite day of the Month. The beginning of a new month – which means a new maintenance checklist! WOO.
Before we can enjoy lazy days in the yard, there are a few outdoor maintenance tasks we should want to go ahead and tackle. With me? Roll up those sleeves, pop in your ear buds, and let’s get going!
Wash away winter’s dirt and grime from your windows so you can actually enjoy your beautiful yard as things bloom.
Winter weather can take a toll on hard surfaces. Check for new or widening cracks on your patios and sidewalks, replace damaged pavers, and fire up the pressure washer.
Don’t wait for temps to climb before double-checking that your air-conditioning unit is in good working order. A typical AC service check will cost anywhere from $75 to $200—and it’s totally worth every penny.
Just because your lawn is green today doesn’t mean it’s ready for summer. Your grass needs nutrients, and May is a great time to add fertilizer to keep those weeds at bay all summer long.
Long before you fire up the grill, make sure the grills are clean, the connections are secure, and your propane tanks are full.
Cold temps can cause wood to warp so check for loose boards and broken gate latches to keep kids and pets where they should be.
Fresh mulch is like a new paint job for your outdoors. Aim to spread mulch 2 to 4 inches across all your beds.
What backyard activity are you getting ready for this May? Nap in the hammock, gardening, game of bocce ball, or cannonball into the pool? All I know is – I’m ready.
This information was supplied from Patrick McConney. Reach out today for all of your lending questions.
Buying a home means a place to call your own. It also has other advantages, like potentially big tax benefits for you that you may not know about.
There are multiple deductions available to lower your tax bills:
- Mortgage Interests
- Property Taxes
- Mortgage points paid to reduce your interest rate
- Home office space- you can deduct the square footage of the area where you conduct business. Get all the details about what qualifies here.
- Energy-effeciency upgrades
You can be prepared by:
- Keep a checklist for all mortgage-related payments
- Save receipts from home improvements
- File early
If you have a home to sell, you’re probably excited to get the process started. There are many things you need to consider when selling your property, and it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the task.
March 23rd, 2022 from 5:00-7:00PM at the Merchantville Community Center
It’s time to get involved and help Merchantville’s community grow!
This event is perfect for you if you’re looking to lend a hand in our wonderful community. The borough is bringing together wonderful organizations throughout town for one large volunteer roundup. It’s the perfect chance for you to gather together, ask questions, and learn more about becoming an active member in Merchantville’s community.
This is a free event and refreshments will be served.
Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Ave.
No need to get overwhelmed by March spring cleaning — take it room by room in manageable groups of threes. After all, three’s a charm!
In your living room:
Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures
Vacuum or dry clean curtains and clean window blinds
Wipe down baseboards and clear corners of dust bunnies and cobwebs
In your bedrooms:
Clean out drawers and closets (and donate gently used items)
Wash comforters, shams, and blankets
Rotate and/or flip your mattress
In your kitchen:
Empty the fridge and wipe down all the shelves (or stick them in the DW if they’ll fit)
Defrost the freezer and toss any freezer-burned food
Wipe down your microwave, stovetop, coffeemaker, and any other small appliances
In your bathrooms:
Toss out expired makeup, toiletries, and OTC medicines
Wash the shower curtain and floor mats
Clean grout (or regrout if needed).
It’s definitely not my favorite thing to do, but I love how I feel and how my home looks after a serious cleaning session!