When someone visits your home, the first impression they get matters a lot. That’s why the exterior of your home should always look elegant. Keeping the exterior of your home doesn’t have to be an expensive affair. There are a few things you must fix for your home to have a brand new look.
Here are three ways you can utilize to keep the exterior of your home clean and attractive.
Declutter as Much as Possible
While having chalk on your driveway or a bicycle on your lawn can look homely and cute, it is better to have a designated place to keep sports equipment, bikes, toys, and the likes. That also goes to garbage cans and any other things you might be fond of leaving lying out on your lawn.
Some of these items are unsightly, and they will make your home look dirty. Keeping everything at its rightful place will make your home look open, bright, spacious, and neat.
Also, ensure the trees and bushes are trimmed, so their branches don’t give your home that overgrown, gloomy, and dark look. Also, ensure to pick or rake any fallen dry leaves that will make your home look untidy.
As you work on the trees and the bushes, don’t forget the flower beds. You can set aside one day every week to work on your trees, shrubs, and flowerbeds. As you water the flowerbeds, pull out the weeds plus the dead flowers and plant new ones. If possible, you can hire a landscaper or a florist to work on your yard and flowerbeds.
Maintaining The Exterior of the House
You might have spent a million bucks on your yard, but if it is unkempt and dirty, it will appear as if the money has gone to waste. Ensure you keep the windows clean, both inside and outside, and ensure the shutters are there, and they are functional.
If the paints are worn out, you’ll need some repainting work. This is important, especially if you have windows with wooden parts that are getting dirty. Suppose you live in a stormy area, or somewhere close to the main road. Your home will likely get a lot of dirt from the storm or the road. The best way to help this is to use the power washer (pressure washer).
A power washer can clean concrete or tile patios, garage floors, driveways, wooden decks, walkways, front entrance and stairs, metallic fences, home exteriors made of brick or vinyl, dirt bikes, trailers or boats, trucks and cars, grills and outdoor furniture.
You can search up pressure washing, and you can hire someone to do the cleaning, or you can rent a machine and do it by yourself. A power washer will leave everything sparkling clean. You can even use it before painting to ensure you are working on a clean surface.
Maintain The Fences and Lawn
No matter how much energy you put in cleaning your home, if you have an unkempt, shaggy fence, all your efforts will come to naught. Everything else might be neat, but a neglected fence will overshadow all that.
If you have a green fence, ensure you care for it just as much as you care for your flowerbeds and trees. You must trim it regularly to give it an attractive look, and also you must remove the dead and dry plants from the fence and replace them.
If you have a metallic fence, keep it clean by washing it regularly and painting it. This is also the case for concrete or brick fences.
The home is where you relax after a hard day’s work. It is also the place where you received your guests, some of whom are respected workmates. For this reason, any effort you put towards keeping it clean is worth it. Keeping your home clean is a personal initiative.
You can take one day every weekend to do thorough home cleaning. If you have a supportive spouse or grownup kids, they can help in the cleaning. Above all, teach everyone in the family to maintain cleanliness. Also, teach your pets where they can defecate, so they don’t litter the compound with their waste.
About The Author: Maggie graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in communication and writing. In her spare time, she loves to dance, read, and bake. She also enjoys traveling and scouting out new brunch locations.
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