If you are looking to move this Spring, be sure to maximize your Spring Cleaning efforts before you begin packing. The Spring time is typically one of the busiest time to move; according to Zillow the best time to sell your home is the month of May. Read more
If you are looking to make the move, and sell your home, make your home more desirable with a serious Spring Clean. With the melting snow, chirping birds and increasing daylight can only mean one thing: spring is finally upon us. While we can’t wait to get outside, we probably can wait for the dreaded process of spring cleaning. Like it or not, it’s time to get rid of those winter blues, open those windows and follow some spring cleaning tips to give your home the makeover it’s been waiting for. The bathroom needs scrubbing, the closet needs reorganizing and the garage needs an overhaul. But where to begin? Whether you’re part of the 75% of Americans that make this an annual ritual or you’re attempting to tackle the process for the first time, here is a helpful spring cleaning checklist to get you started.
Get rid of clutter first
Sure, we all want to get right down to the nitty-gritty of cleaning. But first, we need to get rid of the things we no longer need. Before you begin your spring cleaning, get rid of items that are needlessly filling up your home to help you stay organized.
Give everything a deep, thorough clean
You’ve rid your home of winter and decluttered your spaces. Next up: cleaning!
Americans spend around 90 percent of their lives inside, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. So why not take the time to rid your home of dirt, dust and other allergens to turn your home into a refreshing atmosphere? There are even plenty of natural, DIY cleaning products to make your home smell as fresh as spring.
Make your home smell like spring
The two rooms to address when it comes to foul odors are the bathroom and the kitchen. Let’s get into a few spring cleaning tips for each area.
Bathroom Spring Cleaning Tips
Between hair products, teeth brushing and hampers full of dirty clothes, bathrooms are places that need some serious attention and the three best things to focus on are:
BATHTUB: It’s as easy as salt and a grapefruit. Rubbing this on your tub and shower walls can remove grime and give your bathroom that extra boost of freshness that is usually only obtained with heavily scented candles and not-so-friendly cleaning products.
TOILET: The porcelain throne (and porcelain sink, for that matter) need to be scrubbed down. Baking soda and white vinegar are popular homemade cleaning solutions. Make sure you scrub beneath the rim and make sure you wear rubber gloves!
MIRROR: The mirror is something we use so often, but rarely notice the dirt, water spots and smudges. Create a cleaning solution by mixing one part white vinegar and four parts water and clean until it shines. The most important part of this process is to use a light microfiber cloth to avoid leaving behind streaks.
People looking to buy a new home want to buy a home that is ready to move in to. Having a dirty bathroom could be a dealbreaker for someone otherwise interested in buying your home.
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