18/06/2012 13:41 BST | Updated 29/06/2012 11:20 BST

Brighten Up Your Home In Spring

According to a recent study by Alliance & Leicester, Brits spend over £1,000 on DIY quick fixes to help spruce up their home.

However, while one in five of us freshen up our homes with a lick of paint or a new carpet – you don’t have to spend a shed load of money to give your house a much-needed spring clean.

Although a third of Brits admit to spending less than two hours a week cleaning and maintaining their homes (according to a poll by Vileda), simple spring cleaning checks can make a huge difference (and save you money in the long-run).

From gutter maintenance, damp proofing to DIY safety and potential electrical hazards, take a look at this spring health check video by former Big Brother winner Craig Phillips with Aviva.

Aviva Spring DIY Tips