Get Your Mind (and Those Leaves) Out of the Gutter
Post-wintertime, there are a lot of things you know you're supposed to do but don't actually feel like doing. Cleaning your gutters is probably one of them, but trust us -- you don't want water damage to your house. And at least when you clean gutters in the spring, you have blue skies and fluffy, white clouds as a background. (Always a silver lining, eh?)
Once you're on that ladder, you're going to need to get rid of all the leaves, twigs and other gunk that's made a home in your gutter. If you're doing it by hand instead of with some sort of scoop, we recommend wearing gloves, lest you cut yourself on exposed jagged metal.