7 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Spring

By on March 1, 2015

By Kayla Matthews –

Regardless of the winter temperatures, one thing is certain: Spring is on its way. If you’re like most of the country, you can’t wait. While the weather takes its time getting there, why not put your time into getting your home ready for the upcoming season? Consider the following ideas to spruce up your home while you wait.

  1. Declutter

Everyone loves a good yard sale, so why not plan for one in the beginning of spring? In addition to a little extra cash, a yard sale gives you the opportunity to interact with your neighbors and to declutter your home.

Walk through your home and look for anything that you haven’t paid attention to in awhile, that’s been sitting in storage or that hasn’t been used for the past year. Start to gather these items together so that when your yard sale rolls around, you’re ready to go. Plan on donating anything you don’t sell so that it doesn’t come back into your home.

  1. Consider a New Color or Two

Painting can be a chore, but it can also brighten your home and bring a feeling of newness that’s perfect for spring. Pick one room in your home to start. Consider adding a bright accent wall or repainting the room entirely. Start with an area where you spend a lot of time. A touch of color can go a long way toward making a happier home.

  1. Add a Little Organization

While decluttering will go a long way toward giving your home a cleaner feeling, organizing areas that you regularly avoid – like closets – can also help. Take the time to evaluate your current storage situation. What can you improve upon?

Look online or at local home and hardware stores for closet storage solutions. Keep it simple but stick to your plan. Try to make it easy to access anything you do keep in your closets and keep the floors clear for best results.

  1. Let More Light In

Window cleaning doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. It can, however, remove the sludge of winter and provide a clearer view of the world and a brighter living space. If you’re really interested in revamping the appearance of your home, you might also consider adding new windows to the parts of your house that need it most.

Surprisingly enough, garage doors are one of the most commonly overlooked areas of a home that benefits from having windows installed. Not only do windowed garage doors let more light in, but they can also completely refresh the outer appearance of your house.

  1. Spruce Up the Entrance

Your entryway is the first glimpse guests get of your home. Start outside by adding a pot of flowers to bring a little color to your front door. Don’t forget to replace the welcome mat that may have weathered poorly over the winter. Once guests step inside, consider a vase of flowers, pleasant wall hangings and photos and other add-ons that keep the warm welcome going.

  1. Replace the Flannel Sheets

Dark, flannel sheets are excellent for winter. They provide a sense of comfort and warmth regardless of the temperature outside. However, once spring rolls around, it’s time for a change. Consider replacing the flannel sheets with light, white cotton sheets that provide a sense of freshness that fits spring perfectly.

  1. Focus on Accessories

Do another walk-through. Where could you change your accessories to enhance your home’s appeal? Start with hand towels and wall hangings in the bathroom. Then, consider replacing furniture pillows and polishing wooden fixtures. If you have an outdoor living space, bring out the deck furniture and add bright outdoor cushions where possible.

Getting your home ready for spring doesn’t need to include a major project or remodel that is costly and time-consuming. There are plenty of steps you can take on your own to increase your home’s indoor and outdoor appeal without breaking the bank. Start with the options above for best results.

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Kayla Matthews is a writer and blogger with a passion for work productivity, human relations and managing the work-life balance. You can read more of her latest posts by following her on Google+ and Twitter.

 

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7 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Spring