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5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Spring Season
Spring is such a wonderful time of year. Depending on where you are, the snow has started to melt away, and the grass and flowers are starting to bud as a signal that new life is on its way.
The spring season, for many, implies the turning over of a new leaf, hence the term “Spring cleaning.” This invigorating new energy that comes with the new season encourages many homeowners to freshen up their homes. The winter weather has more than likely impacted some of the exterior parts of your home, and now that the weather is nicer, you can make your home ready for spring with a few of our easy spring cleaning tips.
1. Clean windows, window screens, and trims
White and Purple flowers by a window in a white vase. Photo from: Sumerlandhomeandgardens.blogspot.com
During the winter months, your windows take on the brunt of the work of keeping out the cold and keeping in the warmth in your home. Windows take on the rain and snow and probably need some cleaning to eliminate streaks and salt residue from them to let more natural light into your home.
Cleaning the inside and outside of your windows, along with the window tracks and surrounding window trimmings, is a great way to give your home a fresh and airy feel that is perfect for the spring season.
To clean your windows, you can use Windex, a spray bottle that can be ordered on Amazon or bought at any local grocery store. For outdoor cleaning, hardware stores like Home Depot or Lowes have a bottle that attaches to your garden hose, helping make cleaning the exterior of your windows so much easier, especially those hard-to-reach windows.
If you are looking for a more natural, homemade cleaner, Pinterest has many different recipes for homemade window cleaners with natural and other household ingredients.
2. Clear Your Gutters
The Spring season brings rain showers, so it's a good idea to clean out all the leaves that have been collecting in your gutters during the winter months. Clogged gutters can cause a lot of damage to your home; the weight of water build-up due to leaves and debris clogging the normal outflow can cause the gutters to break away from your home.
Additionally, if your gutters are clogged, the water does not flow away from your home's foundation which can cause serious and expensive foundational damage to your home.
To clean your gutters, make sure you have a ladder, gloves, and a trash bag nearby to throw out the leaves and debris you scoop out from your gutter. Also, once you are done cleaning your gutters, make sure to run your hose and allow the water to flow through your gutter so you can find any leaks that need to be repaired.
3. Lawn and yard maintenance
Green manicured lawn and greenery. Photo from: lushhome.com
Spring weather means you will likely be venturing outdoors to enjoy the fresh weather. To fully enjoy the outdoors, you will probably need to take some steps to get your yard in shape. Having a clean and beautiful lawn will give your home more curb appeal and add so much value to your time outdoors.
When cleaning your yard, pruning all your trees and bushes is a great place to start. While you are picking up all the tree trimmings, make sure you also drag any other debris you find in your yard to the curb for trash pick-up.
Once you've cleaned up the yard, you can focus on bringing your lawn back to life by using a soil conditioner and reseeding the dead areas on your lawn. For great lawn care products, check out Outsiderpride.com, which offers lawn seed and aerator options to help get your lawn back in shape for the spring and summer months. Also, if you have flowerbeds, freshen them up by re-mulching. The fresh-colored mulch will bring back color and dimension to your flower beds.
4. Bring the Outdoors Inside
Colorful Spring flower arrangement. Photo from: caratsandcake.com
One of the things that makes spring so lovely is that everything is in bloom; all the flowers make any neighborhood look and smell delightful. That is why bringing some beautiful flowers from the outside to decorate the inside of your home can make your house smell and look beautiful.
Potted plants and flowers bring life to any home, and watering them is easy if you remember to set the alarm on your phone. For that spring feel in your home, we recommend creating a bouquet of different colored flowers. To help you create beautiful and professional-looking flower arrangements for your home, Martha Stewart has some helpful and easy tips you could check out here.
5. Declutter your home
They call it “spring cleaning” because spring is the perfect time to organize and reset your home after the long winter months and holidays. The task of decluttering your home may seem overwhelming, but a helpful tip we suggest to make the task more manageable is to make a plan and tackle one room in your home at a time.
Focusing on one room at a time will help the task seem more manageable, and when you're done, you will feel accomplished and can move on to tackle the next room confidently. Be sure to allow reasonable time to work in one room, and do not try to get it done all in one weekend; cleaning and organizing is a process.
Many people start their spring cleaning in the kitchen because it’s a space used often and typically houses a lot of appliances and utensils. A simple way to help your kitchen organization is by investing in some kitchen drawer organizers to help your drawers get organized and neat. Lily Ann Cabinet also offers fantastic storage options to help you organize your cooking pans and baking sheets.
Help your home get the facelift it deserves by using some of our tips on how to prepare your home for spring! For more ideas on ways to improve your home, check out Lily Ann Cabinets to see all the options available to help you declutter and organize your space.
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Q1. How can I decorate my living room for spring?
You can incorporate spring into any room of your home by adding flowers, spring decor like spring themed pillows, and smaller pieces like candles or picture frames. For more spring decor ideas, check out The Spruce!
Q2. What month should you start spring cleaning?
While spring cleaning can begin anytime, March is designated as the month to do your spring home cleanse since the fourth week of March is National Cleaning Week.
Q3. Is spring cleaning a ritual?
According to Rituals.com, the idea of “spring cleaning” or a yearly cleanse of the home is common in many cultures. Spring cleaning was even an annual custom in the American home by the 1870s.
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