It appears that springtime is upon us ~ flowers are blooming and the sun is shining a little more often. For a lot of people the signs of spring inspire spring cleaning activities. This can include deep cleaning the bathrooms and kitchen, organizing and cleaning out closets, and making trips to the dump or having a yard sale after going through the attic and garage. But, there are also many projects that can be done outside as part of your spring cleaning chores.
Spending time outside of your home during the warm summer days can be fun and energizing. Inviting friends and family over for a BBQ on the patio, or camping in the backyard with the kids, or even working in the garden are all enjoyable activities that people like to do when the weather heats up. Here are some projects you can do to spruce up the outside of your home during the spring to get ready for summer:
- Build a deck. Adding a deck to your backyard can expand the living space of your home. During the summertime eating outdoors is a great way to increase the size of your dining room.
- Install a fence. Fencing in your backyard is a great way to gain privacy. Adding a fence around the front of your house will improve your home’s curb appeal and lend itself to landscape design.
- Add outdoor lighting. Strategically placed outdoor lighting that works well with your landscaping can really enhance the look and feel of your outdoor space. You can easily create a little outdoor patio feel with some solar lights or hanging lanterns
- Add storage for organizing. Add some water tight storage chests to your back patio for easily storing and organizing garden tools, children’s toys, and patio accessories. Nothing makes you want to turn right back around and come inside than stepping outside to a cluttered and disorganized mess.
As you starting to knock-off some of the tasks on your spring cleaning checklist – don’t forget to think about the area outside of your home. With the weather soon to be heating up you and your family will be spending more time in the yard and making it an inviting space will be well worth the time.