Dress Up Your Deck
You’ve been yearning for months to get outside. Now that the weather is cooperating, get your outdoor spaces ready and get back to al fresco dining. Start by outfitting your porch, deck, or patio with furnishings and lighting that will ensure you never want to leave it—at least until the weather gets cold again.
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Perk Up Your Pathways
Turn your attention at the footpaths across the lawn that bring you in and out of your home and complete any maintenance necessary after the winter weather. Then, if you’re inspired, install some some pretty edging or step stones! Either addition will boost your home’s curb appeal while making your time outdoors all the more enjoyable.
Love Your Greens
With lawns un-buried from snow again, the grass and landscaping beds may be in need of a little TLC. In addition to your usual clean-up and maintenance, pick a small spot to do something a little extra special. Plant an herb spiral, some berry bushes, or a butterfly garden—anything that will bring joy to your yard not only this summer, but year after year.
Freshen Up Your Outdoor Furniture
Take your outdoor chairs and tables out of storage early for a thorough wash. Then give them any necessary touch-ups, or—if it feels right—an all-out makeover. Don’t have any outdoor furniture? Now's your chance to transform any tree stumps lying around into stools and build that picnic table you’ve always wanted.
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Clear Out Your Closets
Once you've checked dusting and window washing off your to-do list, bring the spring cleaning to your closet. Lighten your load by donating, recycling, or selling what no longer serves you. Then, refresh the space with a little reorganization—even add a little paint and art, if it makes you happy.
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Patch Up the Paint
With sunshine freely flowing through your freshly washed windows, dirt and wear on painted surfaces is clearly on display. Freshen up both outdoors and inside by repainting trim and touching up walls. If you feel bold, paint a whole room, or choose a new color for your front door. You will instantly feel refreshed.
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Swap Out Seasonal Decor
Inject a sense of freshness into your home by switching around decor. It won't take much: A few throw pillows in punchy hues and lighter, brighter artwork will infuse your home with the energy of the warmer weather. No budget to pick up an extra accessory or two? Even simply swapping between rooms will make a world of difference!
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