The shift from winter to spring is an opportunity to shake off the old and welcome the new. And when it comes to our homes, the change in seasons is the perfect time to freshen things up. From cleaning to décor, here are ten easy ways to get your home ready for spring.

  1. Swap out your throw pillows
    Show off the colors of spring with new covers for your throw pillows. Bright floral prints or bold citrusy hues will give your sofa a happy new look.

  2. Switch out your bedding
    Give your bedroom a mini-makeover with a new duvet cover or comforter.

  3. Add a splash of green
    Go green with accessories, or bring in fresh greenery like palm fronds or houseplants like Zamioculcas zamiifolia (hard to say, hard to kill.)

  4. Buy colorful blooms
    Stop into your neighborhood Trader Joe's, and fill your cart with fresh, colorful flowers. Buy an assorted bunch, then split into several small vases throughout your home.

  5. Take area rugs to the cleaners
    Give your area rugs a new lease on life by taking them in to the cleaners. While your floors are bare, take the opportunity to give them a thorough cleaning.

  6. Hang some new art
    Bring a new look to your home with a new print, poster or painting. If you’re one who likes to swap out art often, consider mounting a grouping of clipboards, for easy display changes.

  7. Crack open the egg décor
    Eggs are a symbol of spring, as they signal a fresh new beginning. Wooden paint-dipped eggs make a stunning centerpiece. Even better, fill a bowl with Cadbury chocolate eggs (and watch them disappear.)

  8. Freshen up outdoor seating
    Clean up the patio furniture, or take stock and see if you might be due for some new outdoor seating.

  9. Clean out the cupboards
    There are few spring cleaning projects more satisfying than cleaning out the cupboards. Toss expired food and donate all those mismatched plastic containers and lids.

  10. Change batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
    The rest of the country changes may use the time change as a reminder to replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Here in Arizona, the change in seasons is good way to remember this important household duty.

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