Winter is finally over. The outdoors is staring to pop as everything turns green again. It's a refreshing feeling that can put a spring in your step as nicer weather makes a comeback. It's time to give your home extra attention too. Take some spring cleaning tips to freshen up your home as you ring in the new season.

Start from the Bottom Up

Regardless of where you live, your floors are going to need attention after the winter. Colder weather means wearing heavy boots. You're likely to trek in with extra mud and dirt. If you have pets, they've been hauling in an extra layer of debris as well. It's time to scrub your floors. Sweeping and vacuuming are only the beginning. You should steam clean your rugs. Mop your floors with a heavy duty cleaner. Wash your doormats. Pressure wash your deck or porch to make it sparkle again. If you don't have the proper equipment, energy, or the time, call in a professional cleaner to tackle your floors.

Give Your Roof Attention

You should have your roof inspected by professional roofers on a regular basis. Spring is a good time to call in the experts, especially if ice and snow have built up over the winter. The same holds true if you live in an area that is exposed to heavy rain and high winds. Your roof may be damaged. Even if you don't have a leak, it can't hurt to let roofing contractors take a close look at your roofing. You may need to have tiles or shingles replaced, but these are easy roof repair. Your gutters could also require some attention. In some cases, your roofers may recommend it's time for a replacement.

Your Windows are the Eyes for Your Home

Spring is going to bring warmer days. That means plenty of sunshine is going to be streaming in your home. Don't let windows get in the way. Get out a bucket of soapy water and scrub every window until it shines. Your should throw your curtains in the laundry. Blinds or shades should be washed as well. This is the time when you may choose new curtains or blinds to give a room a new look.

Consider a Fresh Coat of Paint

Take a look at your walls. Does the paint look dull? Have you had the same color for over a decade? A season of new beginnings can mean a transformation inside your home as well. Consider lighter colors to brighten any room. Once you get started, it will be hard to stop. You'll be thinking about new rugs or flooring, wall art, and furniture to complement your walls.

Give Your Exterior a Thorough Cleaning

The siding of your home can become stained over time, especially after the winter months. A pressure washer offers you a simple way to get rid of debris on your home's exterior. You can do it yourself or bring in a professional service. Your home can look like new with a good cleaning on the outside.

Don't Forget the Furniture

You'll be so busy cleaning your home that you may overlook the furniture. Begin with the pieces that get the most use. Vacuum your couch and recliners. You can even steam clean them. You can do the same for your mattresses. Break out the polish for any wooden furniture to make the surface gleam.

Tackle a Different Room Every Day

Don't overwhelm yourself by trying to do everything in a day. Otherwise, you are likely to give up before you accomplish all your goals for your home. What doesn't get done in a day will be waiting for you the next day. Break it down into reasonable amounts of time. You can stretch out your cleaning schedule. Give a different room an overhaul every day. Make Sunday your break day so you can relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Embrace spring cleaning. As you get rid of clutter, spruce up your home, and let the fresh air in, it will help you to feel revitalized. Look forward to enjoying your haven as the good weather rolls in. Longer days and more sunshine will lift your spirits when your hard work is done.

Author's Bio: 

Katie earned a BA in English from WWU and loves to write. She also adores hiking in redwood forests and photography. She feels happiest around a campfire surrounded by friends and family.