Bright bursts of color and a shiny coating of green pollen – all signs point to spring’s long-awaited arrival. Is your home ready to welcome the new season? Bring your abode out of the doldrums and into the light with these 10 tasks that are quick, easy and make a big impression. Check off these to-dos and you’ll be porch sitting and lemonade sippin in no time!

Wash Windows – Let the sunshine in with sparkling clean windows. Wash inside and out and let rays of happiness stream through.

Porch Readiness – Longer days call for moving the party outside. Make outdoor areas new again and sweep away pollen, wipe down surfaces, clean furniture and add colorful throw pillows.

Paint the Front Door – Say “hello spring” with a newly painted front door. When you finish, add colorful planters to complete the look.

House Numbers – Update the address numbers on your home if they are starting to fade. This is an easy way to add a splash of style and ensure that first responders could find your home in an emergency.

Outdoor Toys – Get ready for nonstop entertaining! Repaint or replace the cornhole boards, purchase a giant size Jenga set, add a few disc golf baskets and stock up on tennis balls for endless games of fetch.

Pressure Wash – A few hours of pressure washing instantly make a home feel new again. Spray down the driveway, garage and carport and watch your abode come back to life.

Declutter – Grab a few boxes and go room to room removing items you haven’t used in the past year then reward yourself with new lamps, pictures and colorful accent pieces.

Greenery Refresh – Replace plants or shrubs and create a butterfly or bee garden and watch winged creatures hang out by your window all summer.

Routine Maintenance – The change in season is your cue to check the smoke detectors, change the filter and check off other basic home maintenance tasks.

Get a Home Valuation – If it has been a while since you’ve contacted a professional real estate agent about the value of your home, give a Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent a call. They can pull up real time data and tell you what other homes have sold for in your neighborhood and discuss what it would take to sell yours!

Happy spring, happy home!