The Power of Flowers
Spring is in the air! I don’t know about you, but this warmer weather is giving me a boost in energy and motivation! The change in season is always so refreshing, with brighter colors, longer days and everything coming into full bloom.
For many homeowners looking to move, this is one of the best times to get their home prepared to sell. With so many big things to think about when getting your home show ready, sometimes small finishing touches, such as fresh flowers, can seem unnecessary. Although fresh flowers alone won’t sell your home, they’re an easy way to add that little extra something and can really brighten up your space!
I know what you’re thinking, flowers can be expensive! The good news is you don’t need to break the bank having the most elaborate bouquet for every showing. It’s more about adding a little pop of color and life into your space. Depending on where you shop, you can find some great deals. I love to check out local grocery stores and farmer’s markets to see what they have to offer. I find that many have specials certain days of the week >> Farmers Markets in the Twin Cities
I love making the most of every bouquet, and it's easy to break up large bundles into smaller groupings around the house. Where’s the best place to put them? Anywhere! The kitchen, dining table, nightstands or bathroom counters are all great spots to add a little pop of color that potential buyers are sure to notice.
Figuring out what blooms tend to last the longest will also help you get more for your money. Alstroemeria, freesias, gerberas and zinnias are all good, long-lasting options. With a little extra TLC they’ll last even longer! Make sure to start with a clean vase, replace the water and trim every couple days. Also, trimming the bottoms at an angle, rather than flat, allows them to better absorb water, often resulting in beautiful flowers lasting weeks rather than days.
Spring and summer are popular times for homes to go on market, which coincides nicely with many fresh blooms. However, fall and winter can still be busy selling times as well. Picking flowers that are popular and relate to the season is always a fun way to go! Grab some tulips for spring, hydrangeas in summer, mums during fall and roses in the winter. Aside from fresh cut flowers, another low-cost option could be to use potted flowering plants that are in season.
Not only will potential buyers love the added touch of fresh, colorful blooms - you’ll get to enjoy them too!