Though the weather has been much like a roller coaster the past few weeks with temperatures climbing up and dropping off, springtime is officially here and we’re excited! If you’re like most people then you’re ready for a refreshing start to a new season and eagerly awaiting summertime.
If you’re a homeowner then you’re probably about to embark on the annual journey of spring cleaning – every homeowner’s busiest time of year in terms of cleaning and prepping your home for the upcoming warmer months. Whether you’ve got a long to-do list that involves cleaning the interior or exterior of your home, springtime is the perfect time of year to spruce up your home.
Follow our tips below on how to spruce up your home this spring with refreshing ideas that will make your home feel brighter and fresher in no time!
Add Indoor Plants
A surefire way to liven up your home this spring? Add indoor plants! From beginner, easy-to-grow plants like ferns to more advanced plants like fiddle leaf trees, there is an indoor plant for all types of plant enthusiasts from I’ve never had an indoor plant to all of the green thumbs out there.
Not only do indoor plants add color and a fresh, airy vibe to your home’s interior but they can offer health benefits. Some indoor plants are considered air-purifying, meaning they clean the air in your home. Some plants like snake plants and plants of the pothos variety can filter out harmful chemicals that can cause illnesses. Furthermore, if you have respiratory issues then it may be a good idea to add an indoor plant like a succulent that can fill your home with more oxygen. Just be certain that you’re not allergic to the plan that you’re planning on bringing indoors!
Disinfect the Interior
Odds are you’ve already been on top of disinfecting your home amid the pandemic, but have you disinfected more than just the bathrooms and kitchen? You may want to. According to the CDC, some germs can travel around 6 feet if they’re airborne while some can spread through touch. Knowing how easy it is to spread germs that can cause extremely contagious infections like the common cold and the flu, disinfecting the interior of your home is probably a good idea.
While you don’t have to stress yourself out by disinfecting every surface in your home, clean certain areas that are often neglected in your weekly or biweekly cleaning routine. For example, disinfect light switches, door handles, and TV remotes to name a few – these surfaces that we touch daily can harbor some nasty bacteria. Along with these surfaces, disinfect these common areas/spaces in your home:
- Stair handrails
- Cabinet handles
- Clothes hampers
- Garbage cans
While there are many surfaces and areas in your home that can be disinfected, those listed above are the most commonly touched surfaces/objects that can harbor a lot of bacteria. Disinfecting these things in your home will make it look and feel cleaner, truly making your home feel fresher for springtime.
Refresh the Exterior
A home’s exterior can say a lot about the home itself: how well it’s maintained, how well all outdoor components are working together to protect your home, your creativity, etc. While we don’t spend nearly as much time around the exterior of our homes as we do inside, the exterior still deserves some extra TLC this spring.
Your home’s landscaping is one of the first things people notice about your home whether they’re just driving by, neighbors, or potential buyers. Knowing how many people see the exterior of your home daily, it’s important to keep the landscaping in tip-top shape.
To spruce up your home’s exterior this spring, simply add some flowers, bushes, or trees that add a pop of color or personality to your home. You can also refresh the mulch in your garden and flower beds and add grass seed to sparse spots on your lawn. Whatever you do to refresh the landscaping surrounding your home, it doesn’t have to be costly to make a difference – just adding some plants or refreshing mulch can spruce things up.
A home’s gutter system is a visible indicator of how well the home as a whole is maintained. Neighbors and potential homebuyers can tell a lot about how well the home is taken care of simply by examining the gutter system: is there standing water surrounding the home, are there pests living inside of the gutters, are the gutters sagging, etc.
Springtime is a great time of year to clean out your gutters (they should be cleaned often), especially if you have a half-round gutter system. While the process of cleaning a gutter system isn’t too involved, it’s a mundane task that takes a while and is a nuisance to complete multiple times a year. Not to mention it can be dangerous since the use of a ladder is required.
Luckily, when you install the K-Guard Gutter System, you’ll never have to clean your gutters again. Because our system is a leaf-free and clog-free system, no debris or pests can enter the system – only water. Another plus? The K-Guard Gutter System is seamless and comes in a variety of colors to make it easy to complement your home. Your home’s gutter system will last for the lifetime of the home so you’ll never need to worry about “sprucing” them up and cleaning them out each spring.
Ready to install your seamless, leaf-free gutter system? Schedule a free in-home estimate today (contactless amid the pandemic). Our estimates include all the information you need to make an informed decision on installing K-Guard, including a thorough assessment of your home’s current gutter system. We proudly install the K-Guard Gutter System across the state of Colorado including, but not limited to, the following locations:
Happy spring cleaning!