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Refresh for Spring: 3 Tips to Get Your Home Ready



Dreary weather getting you down?  Hang in there! Though spring may seem far away, it’ll be here before you know it. Why not use these wet, wintry days to get your home’s interior dressed and ready for spring? Then when warm, sunny days arrive, you can head outdoors and soak up the sunshine. We have a few tips to help you get ready:


Purge & Organize


Now’s the perfect time to take inventory of your “stuff”.  Whether they’re items regularly used, or those that seem to accumulate through the year, our spaces often need attention. Assessing what you really need, then tossing, selling, or giving away what you don’t makes a big difference in getting organized. Closets, drawers, kitchen cabinets, attics – you name it, they can almost always use a bit of sprucing up. Taking inventory and cleaning out is a great way to give your home a lighter, fresh feel for the warm days ahead.


Start by assessing what areas are in need of reorganization. Bedrooms? Laundry room? Kitchen? Kids’ rooms? Make a to-do list of necessary tasks. Start with smaller projects, if that seems less overwhelming, like cleaning out kitchen drawers or the pantry. Whether you choose to tackle one drawer or one room at a time, it all adds up in the end.


If necessary, make use of storage options such as plastic boxes, shelving systems, bins, baskets, or tubs. If you’re looking for more economical ways to store stuff, check out these handy ideas for organizing your space for free.  No matter how you choose to declutter and organize, you’ll see great results you’ll enjoy now and later.


An Indoor Makeover


An indoor makeover can do wonders to freshen up your rooms and add a bit of sunshine for everyone.  Consider the possibilities – a fresh coat of paint for the kitchen, new bedding in the master bedroom, a bright area rug, or new hardwood or COREtec’s luxury vinyl flooring in the family room.


Or how about new window treatments, bookcases, or an eclectic piece of furniture for your favorite gathering spot?  Even small items such as throw pillows, table linens or towels, framed prints, photos, or mirrors can enhance a room’s personality. Think bright, vibrant colors; they can supply that spark that makes your space feel fresh and alive again.


Get Creative & Crafty


Remember that side table or chair you’ve been wanting to paint or refinish? Now’s a great time to get it ready for springtime guests.  Or why not repurpose new or used objects you already have or can pick up inexpensively? This is a great way to create one of a kind, useful items suitable for most any room. If you need inspiration, the folks at Good Housekeeping offer tips on making a clever shutter side table and a vintage suitcase storage piece. Using a painting to create a unique wall cabinet is another fun project that’ll lend interest and personality to a bedroom or bath.


If you’d prefer a smaller DIY project, these fun spring ideas, like a tabletop terrarium or simple flower artwork might be just the thing. Perhaps you have a drab lampshade in need of care; this easy ruffled shade project will perk it right up. A wreath, whether hung on the front door or on an interior wall, is a quick way to add decorative interest, too. For more inspiration, check out these easy springtime wreath and decorating ideas. Large or small, these unique projects will reflect your personal style and help revitalize a space.


Getting your home’s interior refreshed and ready for spring takes a little time and effort, but you’ll enjoy the results all year round.


Don’t forget, we carry an extensive line of products, from paint and related supplies, to window treatments and flooring that can help with your springtime refresh. Stop in and see us; we’ll be glad to lend assistance and help you find what you need.


Carpet Sale


By the way,  if it’s carpeting you’re looking for, our entire inventory of carpet is 20% off now through February 28, 2018. As always, this includes free in home measurements.