Spring is a busy time of year, so it can be hard to make time for some traditional spring cleaning. Try a spring home refresh instead! A few simple changes can completely renew your space in a jiff. Here’s what you can do around the house to get you ready for the warmer days to come
- Freshen up the porch.
Create a welcoming entrance by sweeping and mopping up the porch floor. Continue your refresh by shining up the exterior windows and washing the siding. If it’s been a while since you’ve last cleaned your home’s siding, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how vibrant it turns out!
- Launder rugs and curtains.
Give your whole place a lift by cleaning your soft furnishings. Anything from small rugs to slipcovers can often be laundered at home. Bonus: if its sunny outside, dry your white furnishings on a line. The bright sun will naturally whiten them and you can save energy from stuffing them in the drying machine.
- Spruce up the kitchen counter.
Ah, the kitchen counter – it’s a magnet for clutter. De-swamp it by removing unused items, including things that just don’t belong there like car keys and the kids’ homework. How often do you use that blender or the toaster? If it’s not daily, then it’s time to store it away. You’ll feel better in no time.
- Clean light fixtures.
We often ignore dusting lamps, sconces and pendant lights, which can all accumulate a decent amount of dust. If you’re finding that you aren’t getting as much illumination throughout the house, it might be time for a wipe-down. Make sure to clean every crevice of your light fixtures with a damp microfiber cloth. You’ll be on your way to a lighter, brighter home.
- Add fresh flowers around the house.
Nothing screams spring more than a nice bouquet of colorful blooms! Clear a sunny spot on your kitchen table or your bedroom nightstand. And don’t feel like you have to break the bank to enjoy fresh florals! Check out local grocery stores or your community farmer’s market. If you have a garden full of flowers, get in touch with your creative side by snipping some off and arranging them on your own.
Focus your cleaning energies on these few key areas and your home will feel renewed and ready for the spring season! Need to spruce up your home? Contact Progressive Builders to schedule a home remodel consultation!