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7. Spiff up the porch. Whether or not it is warm enough to sit on the porch where you live, you can make it look more inviting — and it will be ready to go on that first truly warm day. Inspect the floor and repaint if needed. Sweep away dust and cobwebs, wipe down the mailbox and porch light, get a new doormat and put out a few plants. If your porch furniture or cushions have been in storage, set them out now.
Enclose your porch. Do you have a porch but don't like to use it because of bugs or weather issues? Consider enclosing it or screening it in. This is also a great way to make your porch more of a four-season feature in your front yard. I grew up in an area of the South that was rife with mosquitoes in the summer, and our screened-in porch was a much-visited area of our yard. Add an overhead ceiling fan, and you're ready for weather- and bug-busting gatherings.How to banish the bugs on your porch