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EASY STEPS TO CLEAN THE FRONT PORCH

My front porch celebrates all the seasons and holidays as much as my living room. However, my porch needs a facelift whereas my living room just needs a facial. Here are some easy steps to clean up the front porch. With mild temps, you can finish these in an afternoon.

STEPS TO CLEAN UP THE FRONT PORCH

Growing up I hated yard work but as a homeowner and real estate agent, I appreciate and take notice of pretty porches. It is the gateway to the home. Porches, often tell us a lot about the people on the opposite side of the front door.

WREATH ON FRONT PORCH

My friend Pam has the coziest porch! It is ready for a Country Living photo shoot!

A few years ago I decked my front porch with red tulle and giant cardboard hearts with glitter for Valentine’s Day.

Thanks to a blustery February, my porch looked like the headliner in a burlesque show.

When I show buyers homes I pay attention to the porches. They offer a glimpse of the home before you unlock the front door.

STEPS TO CLEAN UP THE PORCH

SUPPLY LIST

Before we get into the steps here is a quick supply list so you can get this done on a Saturday morning. Preparation will keep you on track.

Clear the porch. It is the same tip for interiors.

  1. Remove the pots, wreaths, benches, and doormats.
  2. With a broom or a hose, remove the cobwebs and debris.
  3. Touch up paint on front door and railings.
  1. If your address numbers are faded either replace or touch up with this tip.
  2. If your doormat looks like it spent the winter on the side of the highway, grab a new one at Home Depot or Target. They are affordable and your entry will thank you.
  3. This is the doormat (or something similar) I buy sellers before showings begin.

4. Now walk to the edge of your driveway or front walkway and take a look at your front porch.

  1. If something is missing add flowers. Depending on the climate and direction the porch faces ferns add a pop of color to a porch. Here is an easy pillow for a front porch bench or chair.

FRONT PORCH SUPPLY LIST

  • Access to water (either via a hose or bucket)
  • Scrub brush, bucket and soapy water
  • Ladder or stepstool
  • Rags to clean crevices and trim.

  • Remove any nails or brackets unless they are used seasonally (holiday lights)
  • Baseball cap (trust me)

With a clean front porch check out these pretty porches to inspire.

What does your front porch say about you? I would love to read your descriptions in the comments below! Please share with others to find!

SPRING WREATH ON FRONT DOOR

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