As a professional organizer and Indianapolis senior move manager, I'm afraid I see it regularly in the homes of seniors and elders: houses that have fallen into disrepair or been damaged simply by accumulated weather conditions. After all, our winters in Indiana can be harsh.
In many instances, it's nothing horrible, but time has a way of sneaking up on everyone and everything, and as I help an elder or their caregiver families organize the home or prepare for an estate sale or move, I'm always amazed at how weather can slowly injure a property.
And, of course, it's extremely difficult for seniors or their busy loved ones to regularly check for damage or make repairs. So below I've compiled a list of spring maintenance and repair items to inspect and address. I hope it will serve as an easy tool and reminder for you to help maintain the livability and value of a home anywhere in the Indianapolis area, be it Carmel, Fishers, Geist, Noblesville, Cicero, Broad Ripple, or anywhere.