6 money-saving home projects for spring

  • It took a while, but spring appears to finally be here.

    For most of us, that means emerging from our dark indoor cocoon and spending some time outdoors, playing in the sun, going for walks and starting our gardens.

    But for homeowners, it also means a few extra chores to ensure that their homes are still in good working condition. Checking your home every spring and fall keeps you on top of its maintenance, meaning few big issues get missed and spiral out of control. With winter's potentially damaging temperatures and snowfall behind us and summer's hot days ahead, here are some important maintenance projects to undertake while you do your spring cleaning.

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