6 Tips to Get Your Home in Shape This Spring

Spring is a great time to re-charge our batteries. Why not do the same for your home at the Lake of the Ozarks? Make a checklist of things to do to maintain a happy and healthy home. Then you can relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor this spring. Here are 6 tips for homeowner's at the Lake of the Ozarks to get your home in shape this season:

Deep Clean Rugs and Carpets


Like the rest of your floors, carpets and rugs get a significant amount of wear and tear in the winter. Muddy boots from melted snow can leave them dingy and unattractive. Deep clean your rugs and carpets with a steam cleaner. If you don't want to call in a professional or don't have your own steam cleaner, there are many grocery stores and home improvement stores that rent them.

Reverse Your Ceiling Fan Direction


Once you are no longer using the heat in your home, flip the switch on your ceiling fan to rotate counter-clockwise. The air should push downward, creating a cool breeze. The airflow produced creates a wind-chill effect which should make you and the room feel cooler.

Lighten Up Your Living Room


If you switch your home decor with the seasons, spring is a good time to change it out.  Put any heavier winter pillows and accessories away. Replace it with spring decor to lighten it up. If you don't like decorating in themes, such as Easter eggs and pink bunnies, but still want to liven up your space, try incorporating some of these ideas:

  • Bright throw pillows
  • Spring willows in a large vase
  • A variety of glass jars with branches, spring flowers, or plants


 Remove and Clean Storm Windows


Once the threat of snow has passed, remove your storm windows and let some fresh air in! Look out for chipped or cracked glass. Label each one as you remove it, so you know exactly where it goes when you put it in again. Store them in an upright position to keep them out of harms way. Because of their exposure to harsh winter elements, windows can become streaked and foggy. You will be surprised at what a difference a good cleaning will make.

Clean and Store Winter Bedding


If you have flannel or down bedding, now is the time to replace it with a lighter material. Just keep some extra blankets around until you do not need them any longer. Take winter bedding to the dry cleaner or give it a thorough cleaning before storing it for the season.


Change Batteries


Spring is a good time to replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. By picking the same day each year, you will be reminded when it is time. It is best to be proactive and change them once a year, even if they haven't started warned you, so that you can check to see that they are still working properly. Plus you will not have to disable one in the middle of the night when it starts chirping. 

Devine & Associates Can Help You Find Your Next Home  


By doing small seasonal projects and maintenance on your home, you will be ahead of the game. This will keep your life running smoothly and your space functioning at its best. If you are just thinking about buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, let Devine & Associates help you. Our team will go above and beyond to find a home that best fits your needs.


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