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Preparing Your Home for Spring

 

 

It may seem like winter lasts forever, but in most parts of Canada, it’s over and gone in 4-5 months. That means those April showers and spring flowers are on the way, and it is time once again to freshen up your home.

Here are some projects you should undertake when the snow finally melts and spring is in the air:

Spring Cleaning

This is the big one for most people. When it is cold and gloomy, cleaning often falls by the wayside. However, a wonderful way to freshen up your home is to give it a good cleaning. Studies actually show that you are happier and less stressed in a clean and organized environment.

Don’t just throw things in the garbage. Recycle where appropriate and donate other items that are still in good shape. You can also put aside objects for a garage sale.

Fix Up Your Exterior

Winter winds, moisture, and even salt sprayed up from the road and driveway can take a toll on your home’s exterior. Perform repairs where needed (watch especially for cracks and other openings that could allow vermin to get inside) and decide whether this is the year that you give the house a fresh coat of paint.

Check Your HVAC System

It is common for homeowners to thoroughly check their furnace before winter starts, but what about the air conditioner? Don’t you want to make sure it is in working order when you need it? If your A/C does need repairing, it will be faster and cheaper to deal with it now than in the dog days of summer.

Clean Your Windows

When doing that spring clean, don’t forget your windows. Do both the inside and outside; you will likely be surprised by how much nicer the view is without that accumulated layer of grime.

Magical Jordan

Tired of the usual vacation spots? Do You want to spend a week in a small, magical and original country? We are talking about Jordan! A paradise rich in history and breathtaking landscapes! Especially if you love the evocative atmosphere of the desert.

Here, you can enjoy trips in the wilderness and diving off the coast of Aqaba, with the unspoiled nature of its coral reefs. Do not miss a night under the stars with the possibility of staying in the tents of the bedouin.

For lovers of sport, cycling would be the most exciting means of transport. This is more convenient while visiting Jordan, even if it is not so simple. You must carry a lot of water, sunscreen and helmet. Once set, then you are ready to visit the great places in this Paese.

The best times to visit are spring and autumn, when the temperature is still not so high.

Do not miss some archaeological sites, such as the Roman Theater, the Citadel, and Amman, with an itinerary of the castles and the wonders of the desert while riding a camel. For those who prefer strolls, you can walk along the paths of the natural reserves such as the Natural Reserve of Ajloun and Dibeen.

For those who want to visit the Biblical Jordan, you may go Bethany, where Jesus was baptized. Continuing toward the south, you can reach the ruins of the Castle of Herod at Mukawir. Anddo not to be miss Petra, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Inside there are 800 classified sites, of which approximately 500 are tombs.