Spring-ify Your Home With These Five Essentials
How to Get Your Home Ready for Spring
It might be cold and dank outside right now, but before you know it, the temperature will rise, the sun will come out, and spring will return. But, while you might be ready for spring’s return, it’s time to ask yourself the question — is your home ready for it?
Here are five essential tasks you need to do to spring-ify your home so that when the season finally arrives, you’ll be made in the shade and ready to bask in the sunshine.
Clean Everything; We Mean EVERYTHING
After a long cold winter, your home is going to need some serious cleaning. After all, it’s called “spring cleaning” for a reason! Go room by room and start by getting rid of clutter. This is important because the less you have, the less you’ll have to clean.
You can actually start your de-cluttering process during the holidays. Make it a goal that for every one present you receive, you donate two. So if you receive one dress, donate two dresses that you no longer wear. Or, put everything aside for a spring garage sale and you might even be able to make some money!
Once you’ve got rid of the excess, it’s time to break out the elbow grease. Clean every single room from floor to ceiling, especially the kitchen. Give plenty of attention to cleaning out your refrigerator!
Think Safety First!
Spring is the season of renewal, so this makes it the perfect time to take the steps necessary to make your home safer. For instance, replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. You should also replace the air filter in your HVAC system. If you haven’t had your HVAC system inspected in a while, then schedule a visit from your heating and air company.
Break Out the Spring Bedding and Linens
One of the best ways to spring-ify your home is to break out the spring bedding and linens. These linens tend to be lighter and airier than winter linens, which is exactly what you’re going to want your home to be after such a long cloudy cold season. Stow away the heavy, bulky comforters and throws and replace them with lightweight, cooler fabrics so you won’t wake up in the middle of the night in a sweat.
Start Planting Flowers
If there’s one thing that shouts spring’s return, it’s the explosion of colorful blooms that decorate your yard. So, if the final threat of frost has passed, then it’s time to start planting your favorite flowers so you can enjoy the color of the season.
If the final frost hasn’t yet passed, you may still be able to plant some tulip bulbs. They might not wake this year, but by this time next year, your yard will be awash in the vibrant flowers.
Get Your Outside in Order
It might seem like barbecue season is a long ways away, but trust us — it will be here before you know it. So, don’t wait, and start getting your outside in order now. Prune your unruly trees, powerwash your deck, wipe down your yard furniture, clean up any leftover leaf piles, clean out the gutters, and prep your grill. The more tasks you can get out of the way now, the more time you’ll have to enjoy the spoils of spring and summer!
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