Refresh Your Cottage for Spring

Posted on: March 26th, 2024

With warm weather here to stay, it’s time to get your cottage ready for a new season! Check out these fresh ideas to recharge your Ranch Cottages for Rent home this spring.

Start now and enjoy the beautiful days ahead, knowing your cottage is sparkling for the new season:

Spring into Cleaning

Spring cleaning supplies

Tired of coming home to a messy fridge? Take time to remove expiring items and move items with a short shelf-life to the front of the refrigerator. Fruits like strawberries and raspberries expire quickly, so putting these at the front of the drawer is a good rule of thumb. This helps the bright produce catch your eye and reduces food waste in the long run.

Too many residents know the struggle of a crowded, disorganized garage. This springtime, pull everything out and make three piles: keep, donate and toss. Organize items among those piles to cut down on unnecessary clutter and trash. This process is often time-consuming but worth the time commitment! Don’t forget to take your donation items to a reputable donation center so another family can enjoy them this season!

Looking to give your stainless-steel appliances a new sparkle? Consider mixing up a DIY cleaning solution that will leave your stove looking brand-new. First, combine one teaspoon of dish detergent and one quart of hot tap water. Drench a fresh microfiber cloth in the solution and wipe down the appliance’s surface. Follow up with clean, hot water and dry with another cloth.

Make Your Residence POP with Color

Spring cleaning prep and decor. a vase of purple flowers and a sign that says hello spring

Start the season with a new color palette by changing bedroom linens from darker, wintery hues to lighter shades that reflect the brighter months ahead. Pack up heavy blankets and buy white or floral pillows to lighten the space.

Introduce fun, vibrant glassware and tablecloths to your dining room and watch your cottage home bloom. Select bright shades that reflect the vibrance of a rainbow!

This year, shades of pink and coral are in season, so make sure to incorporate them into your decor. There are endless ways to stay stylish, from throw pillows and table settings to chair cushions.

Want to explore outdoor design? Spruce up your patio with vibrant greenery, a new doormat or festive lighting. Adding live plants and greenery to your outdoor space creates a sense of natural tranquility. Experience fragrant blooms from your favorite seat in the shade. Pick up a seasonal-inspired doormat from your local home and garden store to keep dirt outside.

Test Your Green Thumb

spring potted plants for spring cleaning prep

This time of year is perfect for planting seeds and shopping for flowers. Cold-tolerant vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage are ready to plant in early to mid-March. Long-season plants like onions and peppers can also be planted simultaneously since they develop slower. Berry bushes and fruit trees will start to ripen throughout the summer, but spring is an excellent time to check up on the condition of the plants and assess any damage from winter conditions.

Another fabulous way to brighten your outdoor patio is to introduce a vertical garden and potted plants. Vertical gardens elevate unused space inside and outside your dwelling, creating minimal-effort, green decor. Potted plants are easy to manage and perfectly complement kitchen and living room spaces.

For more cleaning and décor ideas, Good Housekeeping is an excellent resource!

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