Get Your Home Spring Ready

June 20, 2015by Deborah Kerch

Title: Get Your Home Spring-Ready: 10 Essential Tips from Orchard Realty in Julian, CA

Spring is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to give your home a fresh start. As the days get longer and the weather warms up, Orchard Realty in Julian, CA, is here to help you prepare your home for the season. With these ten essential tips, you can wipe away the winter grime, bring in the spring light, and create a vibrant and inviting atmosphere. Let’s dive into the ways you can get your home spring ready!

1. Wipe away the grime: Hose down your house’s siding for a fresh look.
After a long winter, your home’s exterior may have accumulated dirt and grime. Give it a facelift by hosing down the siding. Use a mild detergent if necessary, and scrub away any stubborn stains. This simple step will instantly refresh the appearance of your home and make it more inviting.

2. Scrub those windows inside and out to let the spring light in.
Take advantage of the beautiful spring light by cleaning your windows thoroughly. Remove any dirt, smudges, or streaks from both the interior and exterior surfaces. This will not only allow natural light to flood your home but also provide a clearer view of the blossoming outdoors.

3. Clean and arrange your outdoor furniture, so it’s primed for the next barbecue!
Spring is the perfect time to dust off your outdoor furniture and arrange it in an inviting manner. Clean the cushions, wash the patio or deck, and make sure everything is in good condition. Creating a comfortable and welcoming outdoor space will encourage you to spend more time outside, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.

4. Gas up the grill and lawn mower, and get them serviced for what’s sure to be frequent use.
As the weather warms up, you’ll likely be spending more time in your backyard. Ensure your grill and lawn mower are in good working order by gassing them up and scheduling any necessary maintenance. This way, you’ll be ready for those impromptu barbecues and weekend lawn care sessions.

5. Mend fences — and driveways, pathways. Look for cracks and schedule any necessary repairs.
Inspect your fences, driveways, and pathways for any signs of wear and tear. Fill in cracks and holes, and replace any broken parts to ensure safety and maintain the overall appearance of your property. Taking care of these repairs early will save you time and money in the long run.

6. Service your air conditioner before you really need it to work on one hot day.
Before the scorching summer heat arrives, have your air conditioning system serviced by a professional. They can clean or replace filters, check for leaks, and ensure that your unit is running efficiently. This proactive approach will ensure your home stays cool and comfortable during the upcoming hot days.

7. Do a spring cleaning and donate or recycle items that are collecting dust in the corners.
Spring is synonymous with decluttering and fresh starts. Take the opportunity to do a thorough spring cleaning. Clear out items that are no longer needed, donate usable goods to local charities, and recycle whatever you can. Not only will this free up space in your home, but it will also give you a sense of renewal and create a more organized living environment.

8. Refresh your home’s look. Rotate your paintings and decorations for the season.
If you feel like your home needs a new look but have limited wall and table space, try rotating your paintings and decorations. Swap out heavier winter artwork for lighter, brighter pieces that capture the essence of spring. Rearrange decorative items and bring in some fresh flowers to infuse your home with renewed energy.

9. Change the sheets. Why not try a bold color this spring?

Swap the towels while you’re at it too.
Give your bedrooms and bathrooms a spring makeover by changing the sheets and towels. Opt for vibrant colors that reflect the season, such as pastels or bold florals. This simple update will instantly rejuvenate these spaces, making them feel fresh and inviting.

10. Redo your mantel with a green touch, such as a potted plant or cut branch.
Lastly, bring the beauty of nature indoors by adding a green touch to your mantel. Place a potted plant or arrange a vase with freshly cut branches as a centerpiece. This natural element will infuse your living space with the freshness and vitality of spring.

With these ten essential tips from Orchard Realty in Julian, CA, you can transform your home into a spring oasis. From cleaning and organizing to refreshing the decor, these simple steps will prepare your home for the season ahead. Embrace the warmer weather, brighter days, and blooming landscapes by getting your home spring-ready. Start today and enjoy the beauty and rejuvenation that this season brings. Happy spring!

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Deborah Kerch: CA DRE #1441209
Orchard Realty, Inc.
2526 Washington St – Julian, CA 92036
Phone: 760-765-1000

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