While it’s always a good idea to give your home a little TLC this time of year, that’s especially true if you’re planning to put it on the market soon. Here are a few tips to help you with a thorough spring cleaning that will leave your home looking its best.
Declutter and Donate
One of the most important first steps is to tackle all of the clutter throughout your home, and a good way to do so is to have everyone make a donation pile. Anything that’s no longer being used can certainly be appreciated by another family, from old toys that the kids aren’t playing with anymore to clothes that have been outgrown. You’ll feel good about helping others while also making your home more organized.
It’s always a good idea to have your windows professionally cleaned at least once a year and the spring is an ideal time to have them scrubbed inside and out. You might not even realize that dirt and smudges have accumulated over the course of the year, but you’ll notice the difference when your crystal-clear views are on full display.
Whether you make a family activity out of it or call in professionals, a landscape clean-up is likely in order because weeds, leaves and other unwanted debris has a way of collecting in the backyard during the winter. A fresh layer of mulch and pruning trees, shrubs and hedges will go a long way toward beautifying your grounds.
After being cooped up indoors all winter, everyone can look forward to getting back outside. Thankfully, it’s time to brush off your outdoor furniture and take it out of storage or try revamping your backyard with a new set of loungers and dining table for al fresco entertaining.
Fresh Coat of Paint
Calling in the painters to do some touch-ups around the home can make all the difference. If you’re the type who likes keeping everything in tip-top shape, a fresh coat is always a surefire way to remove the general wear and tear that shows up over the course of the year.