Spring Planning With HGTV's Ed Del Grande

We're all familiar with springcleaning, but perhaps we're less knowledgeable on the concept of spring planning.

A lot of these spring planning tasks for your apartment or home take time to complete, with the benefits not felt til summer or fall, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get to them now. In fact, the projects listed below need to be started now to help in summer, fall and with flood and hurricane season.

Making preparations for spring showers and the critters they inevitably bring now can help you cope with unforeseen events -- and also make your home just more comfortable.

Host of HGTVPro.com Ed Del Grande gives us some planning and design tips to help get your place in the best shape for the months ahead.