Freshen Up Your Cabin with These Spring Cleaning Tips

man power washing the outside of his cabinThe temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming, and birds are chirping again, which can only mean one thing—spring has finally sprung! If you’re a cabin owner, you can finally open up your favorite getaway again (or go back to enjoying it in the warm weather and sunshine).

Whether you closed your cabin for the winter or made it up there for a few weekends, it’s likely in need of a little TLC after a long off-season. Start by completing these spring-cleaning tasks to prepare your cabin for the warm weather ahead.

Inspect the Cabin Exterior

Months of winter weather can be hard on your cabin, so it’s a good idea to give your exterior a full evaluation at the beginning of spring. Identify any problems (damage, deterioration, mold/mildew) so you can address them immediately. Here are the areas you’ll want to focus on:

  • Roof
  • Siding
  • Doors & windows
  • Gutters & overhangs
  • Foundation

You’ll also want to moisture-test your finish to ensure it’s prepared for those upcoming spring showers. Throw a little bit of water on it—does it soak in? Or run off? If it runs right off, you’re good to go. If the water soaks in, you’ll want to apply a new coat.

Do Some Landscaping

After determining that your cabin is in good usable shape, clean up and maintain the area around it. Trim back shrubs, trees, and other vegetation so they don’t cause wood rot and decay to your walls. It’s also a good idea to invest in some pest control. There are a lot of insects and critters that emerge this season that can nest in and/or damage your cabin.

Clean Up the Interior

Once your exterior is cared for, do a deep, thorough interior cleaning. Start by cleaning your doors and windows, then open them up to air out the cabin while you finish the job. Pay special attention to the floors, carpets, cabinets/counters, and appliances, and wash your linens. This is also a good opportunity to declutter and take inventory of what you have, can get rid of, and will need to replace.

If you’re looking to upgrade your cabin this spring, check out the prefab portable cabins we offer at Deer Creek Structures! Our cabins are available in multiple sizes with customizable features to meet your specific needs.

Call (254)546-2276 to learn more about our pre-built structures and on-site construction options!