The Scout Guide’s Comprehensive Guide to Preparing Your Home for Spring

As the cold, dreary days of winter give way to the bright, vibrant days of spring, it’s the perfect time to refresh, clean, and prepare your home for the warmer months ahead. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to get your home spring-ready, ensuring it’s as welcoming and comfortable as possible.

1. Deep Clean & Organize Your Home

Spring cleaning is more than a tradition –  it’s an opportunity to give your home a thorough cleanse, from top to bottom! Start by decluttering each room and get rid of anything you no longer need or use. 

Then, tackle the cleaning room by room:

  • Dust and wipe down surfaces, including baseboards, window sills, and furniture
  • Clean the windows to let in more sunlight, enhancing your home’s natural brightness
  • Deep clean carpets and rugs to remove dust, allergens, and winter grime
  • Refresh your bedding and upholstery by washing or dry-cleaning them

2. Prepare Your Outdoor Area

Your home’s exterior and outdoor spaces also need attention:

  • Clean your gutters to prevent water damage by ensuring they’re free from debris
  • Inspect your roof for any winter damage that needs repairing
  • Power wash your siding, deck, and driveway to remove dirt and grime accumulated over the winter 
  • Prepare your garden by clearing out dead foliage, pruning bushes, and planning your spring planting
  • Check your exterior for warped or cracked siding
  • Seal cracks and openings around windows and doors

3. Update Your Home & Outdoor Décor

Embrace the spirit of spring by refreshing your home’s décor:

  • Incorporate bright colors and floral patterns through throw pillows, curtains, and rugs
  • Add greenery or fresh flowers to bring a bit of nature indoors and improve air quality
  • Switch to lighter fabrics for bedding and window treatments to reflect the change in season

4. Complete a Safety Check

Spring is an excellent time to check your home’s safety features:

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, replacing batteries as needed
  • Check your fire extinguisher to ensure it’s in working order
  • Review your home emergency plan with all family members

Preparing your home for spring might seem daunting, but by breaking it down into manageable steps, you can efficiently tackle each area of your home. Not only will these efforts refresh your space, but they will also contribute to a healthier and safer home. Welcome the spring season by giving your home the care and attention it deserves.

5. Check Out Our Scouted Dream Team!

Ready to tackle #1-#4? Contact one of our scouted dream team members and don’t forget to tell them we sent you! 

Caroline Pyle Art

A self-taught abstract artist, Caroline gives her emotions a clear voice, allowing pain and brokenness to be articulated through beauty. Her passion for creativity, which was first a means of personal survival, has now become a voice of hope for broader audiences. Caroline has exhibited nationally and her works of art can be found in select fine art galleries throughout the United States. 

The Designer Organizer

During Lisa Eckerle’s past career in advertising, human resources, and operations, people leaned on her to help solve problems. She went from helping coworkers thrive as a team to helping family members live together in peace with her business, The Designer Organizer.

She has a natural ability to understand space in a way that most people struggle with. Whether it’s a cluttered pantry, a cramped closet, or an unused corner, she possesses a unique perspective that combines design, functionality, and untapped potential. No matter your personal organizing needs, Lisa and her team will ensure that their approach and results will make your life calmer, your days smoother, and your home more elevated.

MJ Brown Renovations

The team at MJ Brown Renovations approaches each remodeling and design project with the utmost care. They make communication with their clients a priority, explain the entire process and what you can expect from start to finish. With a complimentary in-home consultation, they listen to your needs and provide you with unique solutions for your home and lifestyle.

Providence Home & Garden in Noblesville

Providence Home + Garden strives to build community around plants, home, coffee, and food. Visit us and help us cultivate a place where all ages can share and grow.

Wasson’s Nursery

Wasson’s Nursey has been building better backyards for more than 45 years! They combine art and function when building the perfect outdoor space for your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to enhance your landscaping or want to create something new, Wasson’s Nursery has you covered!