Is your home maintenance constantly being tossed into the too hard basket? Here are five DIY tips to keep your house in tip-top shape.

Home maintenance may often be forgotten or put aside due to timely or costly repairs. To stay on top of things we chatted with Kennards Hire to compile an easy to follow checklist. Breeze through your home’s seasonal up-keep to ward off preventable pricey repairs with these easy tips.

Blast away stubborn dirt and grime

You’ll be surprised with how much grease, dirt and grime can build up on your driveway, house exterior and deck, over the course of the year. So take the time to give your home a blast with a high pressure cleaner and get rid of stubborn dirt and mould. The driveway is a great place to start, then work your way around the home until it’s looking brand new.

Home Painting preparation

Autumn and winter are fantastic times to give your home a facelift with a fresh coat of paint. Make sure your home is paint-ready by removing any imperfections or flaking paint with a heat gun, wire brush or sander. Scrub the surface clean with sugar soap to get rid of any remaining dirt and grime. Apply a primer to seal the surface and to help the new coat adhere better. Before applying the paint, mask up window frames or any other areas you want protected with masking tape and then go for gold!

Re-coat the veranda

After a long summer of outdoor entertaining your deck or veranda might be looking a little tired and worn. Sand it right back to remove any scratches and apply a few new coats of varnish to give it some life for winter and spring.

Spruce up the garden

Remove any dead or unwanted branches, feed them into a chipper and then back into the garden. This material makes a brilliant form of mulch to add all the nutrients your garden needs to withstand the colder months. With the cooler change in temperature, it’s also an ideal time of year to build new garden beds or renovate your whole front or backyard.

De-Clutter

Spring is not the only time to de-clutter your home or garage of unwanted and unused gear. Hire a trailer and set aside a day to go through everything that’s taking up space around the home and make a trip to the local tip or recycling centre to get rid of the junk.

What are your favourite DIY tips for around the house? Tell us in the comments!