Cleaning Your Spring Front Porch

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Spring has Sprung

Spring has sprung and It is officially time to begin the Spring cleaning. So let’s start with cleaning your Spring front porch. Here in North Texas it has been a pollen fest for about a month now. I’m talking yellow powder so thick you could write your name in it. The allergy count is off the charts. I say it’s time for pollen to hit the road!

front porch lightClean

I would never tell you what cleaning products to use, as we all have our favorites, but I will share how I get my porch ready for Spring.

As with any room you start cleaning at the top and work your way down.

My porch was relatively clean so I just swept the ceiling with a broom, getting rid of any dirt, dust or cob webs.

Once that was done, I did the same to the walls and floor.

Every other year I power wash the entire porch.

While I’m up on the ceiling I also clean all light fixtures.

Spring front door

Wash Windows and Doors

After cleaning the entire porch, I wash windows.

Since my front door also has a window on it, I go ahead and clean that as well.

Make sure you not only get the window and door, but also the handle and lock as well.

It’s amazing how a clean front door can change the entire look of your front porch!

cleaning patio furniture

Clean Furniture

If you have furniture on your front porch now would be the time to clean it.

If you look directly below where I’m cleaning you can see just how thick the pollen is!

Clean not only the hard surface of the furniture, but also any cushions or pillows  as  well.Spring Flower pots

Plant Flowers

Now that we’ve finished cleaning your Spring front porch, it’s time to add the front porch jewelry!

Plant flowers.

Clean out your pots, dust them off, load them with new potting soil and plant away.

black and white rug

Decorate

Sweep the front porch one more time, then bring out the Spring decor.

I like to start at the front door.

Add a rug for some color and texture.

door mat and rug

Then, on top of the rug, add a fun door mat.

There are so many fun ones out there it’s hard to choose which one to use.

This one is from last year.

I’m going to use it until I find a new one for summer.

Spring Door Hanger

Add a Wreath or Door Hanger to your front door.

Nothing screams welcome like a pretty front door.

I recently joined classes to paint front door hangers and I am having so much fun!

We paint 3 new ones each month.

This one was from last week and I can’t wait to paint this weeks door hanger.

I can tell that I will need to gift a few of my hangers, cause I only have so many doors to decorate.

It’s a good problem to have!

decorated spring front door

Sit back and enjoy your Spring porch!

We’ve cleaned everything from top to bottom, we’ve added new plants and gave the front porch a few decorations.

Now, all that’s left is to enjoy the fruits of our labor!

One “room” down 13 or so more to go.

Until next time….

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Tammy from Patina and Paint
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