10 Ideas to Get You Spring-Ready
This is the time of year when we all start to get the itch…for Spring, the outdoors and great weather. For farmers, it’s all about getting in the field, but for those of us in the Midwest, it’s still a little early. This waiting can be difficult, but a January blog on the Case IH-Be Ready site lists 10 things that can keep you occupied, and help the time go by:
- List. Make one and prioritize what you want to get done yet this winter. Lists can help you focus and give you a sense of accomplishment even though you may not get everything done.
- Purge. Sort, organize and clear out places like your shop, your office, the vet fridge and mudroom.
- Learn. Try something new that interests you – a new welding skill, computer software or marketing technology for example.
- Experiment. A busy growing season can keep you from trying new things so now is the time to give them a trial run and see if they should be rolled out on a larger scale.
- Update. Now’s the time to bring yourself up to date regarding federal, state and local licensing requirements. It’s also a great time to update computer software and apps on your mobile devices.
- Inventory. Inventory fluids, filters, frequently used parts and animal health products you use the most and make sure you stocks are sufficient when you start your spring work.
- Restock. When it comes to shop needs, Case IH has a free app for Apple or Android devices that will help you build your parts list on the go and shop online.
- Clean. Get your shop vac, window cleaner and body wax ready. Keeping your equipment clean will help its longevity and improve its resale value.
- Maintain. Make sure your equipment is field-ready too. Use Case IH’s online resources or talk to your Case IH dealer. Schedule a certified maintenance inspection.
- Finish. Did you start a few projects this past winter that are still sitting unfinished? Wrap them up and start with a clean slate this spring!
The off-season is a great time to address all of these things, and knowing you’ve gotten some tasks accomplished will help put you at ease before the busy season begins.
-Terry Olson, Titan Outlet Store Team