Despite holding the first official day of Spring, March has still brought some chilly weather for many in the Triangle. However, April is only a few days away, and temperatures are slowly starting to increase. Not only does warm weather make you want to get outside, it probably makes you want to spruce up your home to fully welcome the season. Here are 10 simple chores you can complete in a weekend to prepare your home for all of Spring.
1. Check All Your Cabinets
Take a look at your bathroom and kitchen cabinets for any expired products or ones that need to be replaced. While it can be clear which food items have expired and need to move to the trash can, you may have to do some digging in your bathroom cabinets. It’s not always evident if skin care or makeup products and even shampoo or bodywash are out of date. Clean everything out and make some room for new products.
2. Organize Your Closets and Dressers
Start taking out your bulky winter coats and sweaters and put them in storage elsewhere, whether it’s in the attic, under the bed containers, or in a separate storage space. It’s a good idea to not only organize your clothes, but to sort through them to donate pieces you no longer where. Your wardrobe won’t only feel cleaner, but you’ll have space for new pieces in the coming seasons.
3. Use Baking Soda to Clean Everything
A little bit of baking soda can go a long way. You can create a simple DIY, all-purpose cleaner with some warm water and a little bit of baking soda, and ten drops or less of an essential oil if you want a little fragrance. This simple concoction can help clean carpets, cabinets, sinks, stovetops, countertops, tile, and more.
4. Brighten Rooms with Some Easy Swaps and Additions
A simple swap of pillows, blankets, side tables, or curtains can quickly update your space. Adding some potted plants or even switching out picture frames are also easy and cheap decor ideas to brighten and make it feel fresh for Spring. Some new paint on a mantle or a bookshelf can further add finishing touches to an updated, Spring home. By updating smaller items or spaces in your home, it also pinpoints specific areas to clean.
5. Reorganize Your Rooms
Small changes can make a big difference for the overall look or feel of your home. By rearranging your furniture in your living areas or bedrooms, you make your whole home feel new. By rearranging your furniture, it also allows you to clean under or around the spaces where the furniture sat before moving them elsewhere.
Whatever you do for your home this Spring, these quick and simple tips can make your home ready to enjoy all season long!
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