According to the Groundhog spring is coming early this year! With that in mind, it’s time to get started on those projects to spruce up your home.
You’ve done your over-all spring cleaning, the mopping, the dusting, the vacuuming, but something is still missing. It’s time to pull out a few old tricks to get your house really looking good. Whether looking to clean up your home to sell, or just for your own enjoyment, there are many ways to add that wow factor with out emptying your bank account.
Here are some cheap and easy ways to improve the look of your home starting on the inside.
No. 1: Add some color. Swapping out your old throw pillows for some new shams or adding chic vases to your side tables can brighten up any room. Blues, greens, and oranges make for great accent pieces. You can check your local target for reasonably priced shams and vases or bargain hunt online at overstock.com or wayfair.com.
No. 2: Lighting. Change your burnt-out lightbulbs– they clearly aren’t doing you any good. Grab the rags and all purpose cleaner and dust off any exposed lightbulbs as well as all of your light fixtures. You will be surprised at how much lighter your room looks after the months of winter dust are removed! If that doesn’t do the trick consider adding a new floor lamp or some table lamps to brighten up the room.
No. 3: Clean your window treatments. Many draperies and curtains are machine washable; check labels. Dry-clean fabric shades and wipe wooden blinds with a damp cloth. Warm water mixed with a mild dishwashing liquid is safe for metal and vinyl blinds. If you have heavy draperies try removing them for the spring and summer months to allow more light in.
No. 4: Polish hardware. Its easy to forget about, but polishing the metal hardware around your home will help to make your home shine. Liquid polishes and polish-impregnated cloths work well for medium-tarnished surfaces; pastes and creams are for heavier work. If the tarnish doesn’t come off, try a stronger product.
No. 5: Add some flowers. Nothing says spring better than flowers! Flowers will add color, brighten your home, and bring spring into your home.
To keep you on track with your cleaning check out Martha Stewarts Spring Cleaning Checklist
and be sure to share any tips or ideas you have with us in the comments below
Its time to get your home looking good!
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