Spring has sprung! And it’s time again to breathe fresh life into your home with a little spring cleaning.
In this post, we’re excited to share 10 spring cleaning tips and tricks from professional home stagers.
Whether you’re preparing to list your house on the market, or you just want your home to shine on Instagram, these spring cleaning ideas will make your home feel like new!
Out with the old! Look around your home for furnishings, clothing, toys, dishes, and other brick-a-brack that you no longer use. Keep the things that still make you happy, then donate, sell, or recycle the rest. Having a clutter-free home will help you feel more organized. And it may even help your rooms look larger!
2. Deep Clean
Now is the time to clean all those bits that don’t get enough attention during your regular cleaning routine. Wipe down the walls, dust the ceiling fans, and clean the windows, inside and out. This is also a good time to deep clean carpets and scrub out appliances!
3. Focus on the Kitchen
The kitchen is often the heart of the home, so showing this area some extra love will give you the best bang for your buck. Toss expired pantry products and clean out the vent hood. You might even consider updating the faucet, cabinet handles, or lighting fixtures.
4. Enhance Curb Appeal
First impressions matter. How does your home look as you pull up from the street? Your home might benefit from a fresh coat of paint on the front door, some new flowers, or a front porch bench.
5. Rearrange Furniture
Simply moving your furniture around can make a space feel new. Try arranging your living room furniture into conversation areas rather than having all seating focused on the TV. Your furniture placement can also highlight impressive home features like fireplaces or bay windows.
6. Add Fresh Linens
New white bath towels can make your bathroom feel more like a spa. You might also be due for some new bedding, dish towels, or even curtains.
7. Modernize Colors
Like everything else, colors go in and out of style. If you’ve been using the same color palette for the last decade, this might be your year to try a new tone.
8. Use Mirrors
Mirrors are a constant in home stager’s tool kits. They can help create the illusion of more space and light by reflecting natural light into a room. For this reason, mirrors make an excellent addition to smaller spaces or rooms that don’t get much natural light.
9. Add Seasonal Accessories
Neutral furnishings and artwork serve as a solid home decor base. And they can be enhanced by adding seasonal accessories. Throw pillows with floral prints, brightly colored dishware, and candles with spring scents can all add a fresh touch to your home for spring.
10. Organize Storage Spaces
Not only do organized storage spaces make your home feel more put together, but they also save you time by making it easier to find the items you need! Invest a little time in organizing your linen closets, pantries, sheds, and bedroom closets.
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