The weather in Colorado always keeps us on our toes, from sunny, summery days in January to snowstorms in April. Now that it seems spring is here to stay, it’s time to dust off the cobwebs and get your home ready for the warmer weather. Follow these spring cleaning tips to make your home fresh and inviting this season.
Assess the Situation
Winter weather can really take a toll on the exterior of your home, which is why it’s important to take a look and see if any repairs are needed. Take a few minutes to examine the windows, siding and gutters for signs of rot or dirt buildup. It may be time to add a fresh coat of paint or do some heavy-duty pressure washing, and it’s important to clean out those gutters and make sure there’s no damage from heavy snowfall.
Let the Light In
The warmth and sunshine of spring will make you want to throw open your windows and enjoy the fresh air. But throughout the winter months, your windows have likely become streaked and dirty from the elements. Cleaning your windows will help take advantage of the natural light of springtime and make your home feel refreshed.
Build Your Outdoor Oasis
One of the most time consuming parts of revitalizing your home each spring is landscaping, but a daunting job will seem more manageable if you plan ahead. Set aside a few Saturdays to clear away any remaining leaves or branches from the winter season, give the lawn a fresh trim and renew flowerbeds with new soil or mulch. Wipe the dust off of your patio furniture to create a relaxing atmosphere for spending time outside.
Bring Spring Inside
The interior of your home should reflect the bright lightheartedness of spring outdoors. Add colored accents like throw pillows, blankets and area rugs to make your interior design pop. For an added touch, consider fresh flowers or scented candles to give your home the fresh fragrance of spring.