->Choose a room
->Go to work
The biggest challenge with most porches is that they are neglected. In most cases, they have been built sturdy and they are in good repair. However, it is the little things that seem to make you blush.
As you assess your front porch, particularly look where your company is likely to look: the front door, the porch light, and the doormat. Usually, the door needs a bit of cleaning, the porch light needs some dusting, and the doormat could use a good spray with the hose and a sweep underneath. Of course, you won’t want to miss sweeping or spraying the whole of the front porch to make it look more appealing.
Go to Work
After your evaluation, go to work. Clean, dust, and sweep away. Remember, the front porch is not usually for storage. It is mostly for show. Make it shine.
Add An Invitation
Lastly, see what small addition you might add to your porch to make it lovely and inviting. Some choose a rocking chair; others keep several pots of live flowers during the summer months, and some update their mat to give the whole porch a face-lift.
After your porch is properly prepared, make a note to keep it updated, usually about twice a month, so you are glad company can arrive at such an inviting home.
Find more helpful ideas in the “House of Order” Handbook.
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