How to Prepare Your Home for Spring

mountain lifeOur North Carolina skies haven’t fully settled into spring, but with the sun peeking through the clouds and warmth promised next month, most of us are ready for the spring season. Winter cabin maintenance is all about battening down the hatches and bunkering down behind fresh weather stripping, new roofs, and refurbished heaters, spring home maintenance focuses on freshening up. Here are 3 ways to prepare your home for spring (even if it hasn’t quite arrived).

  1. Home systems check. You may not need your heating unit once April rolls around, but other home systems will keep your lake house habitable when warm weather hits. Replace air filters and check that your air conditioner is working properly before spring arrives to minimize the discomfort of the seasonal transition. If you suffer from spring pollen allergies, consider investing in a home air purifier to keep the great outdoors outdoors.
  2. Organize a deep clean. It’s easy for homes to get messy during winter in the mountains. Take this opportunity to organize your home and toss the holiday décor you won’t need next year. Clean dirt the lingering the corners from winter hikes in the Nantahala National Forest. Tackle spring-cleaning before spring break hits, and enjoy the well-earned vacation.
  3. Freshen up your home décor. Here comes the fun part. Once your air conditioner hums merrily away and your cabin home smells lemony fresh, it’s time to bring spring to your home style. Hang your favorite Gone Fishin’ driftwood sign or peruse a local art store for home décor pieces unique to Lake Nantahala. If you’re ready to redecorate your home, freshen up your lakeside cabin style with warm, beachy colors on pillows and comforters. Lake lounging season will be here before you know it.

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