Here are a few spring cleaning tips for your front porch that will help you say goodbye to the cold winter weather and hello to brighter days.
Welcome friends and family to your home with a beautiful, clean entrance. It can be hard if you live in a cold climate with snow, wind and ice over the winter months like we do.
Check out all the ideas for decorating with spring wreaths for your front door.
This blog post was originally sponsored by SC Johnson and has been updated since it first appeared in 2018 with information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them! All opinions expressed in this post are my 100 percent my own.
After the very long winter we had in our corner of the world, I am more than ready to get our front porch ready for Spring! I am looking forward to enjoying a glass of iced tea and watching the beautiful sunrises and sunsets all from that cute swing!
But in order to get our front porch ready for Spring, I need to do some serious cleaning.Especially the windows. They always seem to be hit hard from the winter storms.
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I love having a front porch and I love having it be the first thing our family and friends see when they come to visit us. Here are just a few tips to help us clean and get our front porch ready for Spring.
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How to Get the Front Porch Ready for Spring
- Remove everything from the front porch.
- Start with cleaning the windows.
- Make sure you clean the windowsills as well.
- Clean the light fixtures.
- Wipe down the front door.
- Using a stiff broom, give the floors a good cleaning as well.
- Hang up a pretty spring wreath.
- Lay down a new welcome mat.
How to Clean the Windows
To help me get the windows sparkling clean, I'm using Windex® Foaming Glass Cleaner. It removes dirt, grease and grime from mirrors, vertical glass surfaces, glass tile and especially WINDOWS!
I love that it's a foaming formula and clings to the surfaces you need to clean and doesn't spread or drip all over the place. Look how the foam is clinging to my window!
To get the windows really clean and streak free, I use a paper towel.
I'm a little embarrassed to show you how dirty the windowsills are! Not to worry, Windex® Foaming Glass Cleaner works great on all this grime too!
How to Clean Outside Light Fixtures
Now that the windows are clean, let's turn our attention to the light fixtures. Again, look how great the Windex® Foaming Glass Cleaner clings to the glass on the lights. There's no dripping and no mess! I used another clean paper towel to get the light fixture squeaky clean!
Look how great the windows and the light fixture look!
Here's a closeup of the windows. You can really see how Windex® Foaming Glass Cleaner helped the windows get that unbeatable streak-free shine that Windex® products are known for!
How to Decorate and Add Accessories to the Front Porch
I thought a pretty white flowered wreath would be perfect on our front door now that everything is clean! And of course, a new welcome mat always makes everything look beautiful. I especially love the "Home Sweet Home" saying that will be sure to welcome our family and friends to our home.
A few other Fun Spring Projects:
- How to Make a Resurrection Garden
- Pretty Spring Wreaths for the Front Door
- How to Make Easter Egg Place Cards
- Make a Grass Centerpiece perfect for Spring and Easter
(*Based on lab testing against leading competitor aerosol glass cleaner per AC Nielsen 52 weeks ended 1/28/17.)
Alicia Hursley says
Thank you so much for sharing this. We really want to use our front porch more this year and even bought some used patio furniture to put out there. As soon as we get a professional upholstery cleaner out to get those feeling nice and fresh, we're going to get work on your tips.
Julie Briones says
Thanks for the cleaning tips, Lois. Pinned to my Household Tips board! Here by way of Style Showcase... would love to have you join us at Homestyle Gathering!
Your front porch looks so beautiful, inviting, and sparkling clean! I love how well that Windex gets the grime off the windowsills, too. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.
Thank you Nicole! Your party is always one of my favorites!
I love your front porch! It looks great - esp. those windows. I just started using this myself, and absolutely love it. Cleaning vertical glass surfaces has never been so easy
The same for me! That's why I'm so happy I found a product that actually works. Thanks for visiting today Alaina!
Wow makes everything looks brand new. Way nicer than our our dreary cob web dusty areas on our porch. Adding this to my shopping list.
It's amazing what a little bit of cleaning will do after a long winter. Thanks for visiting Kristi!
Censie Sawyer says
Oh front door always gets so gross during the winter time. I will have to do this to our front door and house too. SNow and winter weather always makes everything look so dirty. Windex is a must in our house for spring cleaning season!
I love how this product didn't drip over everything! Thanks for visiting Censie!
diane hoffmaster says
I love your front porch! I still need to do a few of these chores to get ours ready for spring~
After our long winter I couldn't wait to get our porch ready for spring! Thanks for visiting Diane!
J. Ivy Boyter says
Your porch inspires me to have our exterior cleaned up ... it needs some serious attention and looks like this Windex is a good way to start!
This foaming product worked particularly great for our windows! I was very impressed. Thank you for visiting!
I love that welcome mat! I'll have to look for that front door mat!
Thanks! I love how purchasing something new makes everything look pretty. Thanks for visiting.
So many great ideas! I like how you cleaned the window sills and lantern with Windex. They came out perfect!
Your porch is definitely Spring Ready.
Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks.
Thanks Meegan! We actually had more snow after I cleaned the porch so I need to go back out and do it again. 🙂
We need to enjoy every minute of Spring after the extremely long and bitter winter we had here in our corner of the world. Thank you for visiting Meegan.