The season of spring is here and that means we can all bid goodbye to the harsh winters. The constant cold and snow play havoc with the house. Whether it is the roofing or the drainage, there is a lot of residue and debris to be collected and cleaned. And the changes are not only on the outsides, in a similar manner, the insides of your home also need a thorough checking up.
As you begin transitioning your home to the environment, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Here are some of the ideas which can help you to make your home ready for Spring.
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Play Around the Furniture
Having the same kind of furniture to look at every day may start to seem boring pretty soon. At the same time, going by the cost and the hassle, it is also not feasible to bring in new furniture to just strike up the fancy. Hence, to break the monotony, it is usually better to just play up the positionings and change the angles of the placements. For example, your aged ottoman may have served you a good purpose near the fireplace all winters. But probably, now it is a good idea to shift it across as a settee near the window to sit on to admire the lovely views outside. It is your house and you would know it the best. So get creative and see what things you could move around to create a new look.
Get About Fixing
Generally, the cold and dull season renders us all to be feeling pretty lazy and not in the mood to take up any big projects around the house. So, with the sweet weather outside, it is the best time to shed all the lethargy and be about inspecting and fixing all kinds of damages around the house. Especially, if your house has been subjected to a lot of snow and rain in the past 6 months, then it would probably serve you better, in the long run, to make time for any timely repairs or fill-ins. Also, as within a short span of time, summers follow the same suit, the hot and sweltering sun would make it even more impossible to do so. So, taking baby steps, start looking around portion by portion and you will get to see all the things you need to take care of.
Going in for a Deep Clean
With time, even with the regular cleaning, there is still a lot of dust and other allergens that get settled in various nooks and corners of the house. And when it comes to your family members, you would not want them to cough or sneeze on any kind of allergens or start having infections from an unclean home. The people at Hubbard’s Maid Service rightly put that a clean home is not only a happy home but is also safer, and healthier. Getting a deep house clean is a feat and there is no point in breaking backs especially when you can count on the professionals for the same. With places like the attic, kitchen, living rolls, hallways, bedrooms, and basements, it is a lot of work and time investment indeed.
Tend to the Landscaping
You may have gone being a complete homebody all this time huddled inside your home. But now you should extend some tender loving care towards your garden. You can do so many activities, starting with the super important mowing the lawn and just taking the weedlings out. Also, since it is the best time to grow flowers and new plants, let your inner gardener come out and plant all the beautiful blooms to grow right away.
Check the Fire Systems and Batteries
For a safe and secure home, it is pretty important that you have a house that is capable of surviving fire accidents. Therefore, it is necessary that you keep a check on the systems that are installed in your house. It is a good habit to make a yearly inspection around at this time along with checking other things and batteries. This will help you to be at peace knowing that you have just serviced them and that you should be good to go till about the same time next year.
Pantry and Fridge Cleaning
Along with the rest of the house, that part also requires cleaning which houses all your food. Yes, we mean the pantry and the fridge. In warmer months, usually heavy and fat-rich foods are avoided at all costs to prevent bloating. Therefore, if there are any unconsumed items that are still lying around, it is time to chuck them out. As it is important to care about society, instead of throwing them in the trash, you can always donate them to the food banks or community services if they are still good to eat. This way your nobility would help someone in need to stay devoid of hunger.
The warmer seasons call for more breathable and light fabrics in the furnishings and upholstery. So, you can happily keep the heavier and woolly curtains, bedsheets and covers, etc. back in the linen closet for the next winter. Also, switch the color scheme too, from dark to light as pastels shades are more appealing and pleasant to the eyes going in with the environment outside.
The season of the dry and the cold can be really dull and that is why the spring season is all about lighting it up. See all the things that you would like to do around the house. If you want, you can even begin painting new furniture, take up new projects, get to decluttering and organizing everything in and around the house. You can even think of redoing the entire garage or maybe adding an ADU. On this note, we hope that you find these ideas useful to help you freshen the complete look of your house. And just like that, we wish you a Happy Spring Season!