While we are still at least a month away from the official start of spring, now is the time to begin to think about how you will prepare your home for warmer months. Winter is a time when many people choose to stay indoors. Some may very well find their home to be more used during winter months. Here are my top five tips for the end of winter to help make your home bright, fresh and airy for spring.
Cleaning tops the list. At the end of winter, consider giving your home a top-to-bottom overhaul. The end of winter is also a good time to clean items that may be cleaned less regularly in your home, like the refrigerator.
Repairs, both inside and out, may have been placed on the back burner when the weather turned cold. Now is the perfect time to take on household improvement projects before the weather gets too warm. The transition from winter to spring is also a time when you won’t encounter irritating bugs and mosquitos.
3. Spice Up Your Decor with Color
Color and spring perhaps go hand in hand. Take a color assessment around your home and determine ways in which you can use color more purposefully.
Out with the old and in with the new. Get rid of items that are hogging your closets or cluttering your home – they can really be a negative and potentially negative impact your ability to truly enjoy your home. The end of winter is a great time to toss or donate items you no longer need.
5. Buy Something New
Why not infuse new life into a room by adding a new accent or furniture piece to your home? Purchasing a new item for your home may serve as the ideal spring pick me up. That item can be anything that inspires you, from new lighting, to artwork, a rug, or accessories and accents such as pillows, throws and vases.
Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website at cathyhobbs.com.