Spring Cleaning Tips
Apr 23, 2021
Spring Cleaning Tips For Homeowners Getting Ready To Sell
Spring is a time of renewal. If you're getting ready to sell your home this year, it's also the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and get your home in top notch shape.
It's difficult to not feel motivated by the warmer weather and brighter skies to sweep our floors, dust the curtains, and scrub the floors. If you're looking to sell your home this spring, focus on these areas to give the best first impression you can.
It's easy for clutter to accumulate in your home while you're living there. Why walk all the way to the office to file some papers when the kitchen table will work just fine?
But when you're looking to sell your home, a decluttered minimalism will look much nicer to prospective buyers. Invest in some storage bins or, better yet, donate or throw away anything you don't use on a regular basis or have a need for.
Your countertops are the natural place to start for this. Begin in the kitchen and work your way into the bathroom. This is a perfect opportunity to go through your closet, too, and declutter some of your clothes so you don't have as much to move when you sell.
CLEAN THE WINDOWS
No one WANTS to clean windows. But cleaning your windows - inside and out - is an absolute must.
Cleaning your windows will get rid of the grimy, foggy buildup and will allow more sunlight into your home, which will make it look larger and more welcoming.
You can clean your windows on the inside at any time, but avoid washing your exterior windows on sunny days because the soap can dry on the window faster than you can rinse it away.
APPLY A FRESH COAT OF PAINT
A little paint goes a long way.
You don't need to go through every room in your house and repaint, but sprucing up a few rooms with a fresh coat of paint can make a world of difference.
Stick to neutral paint colors, like shades of white and gray, which will have the best chance of matching your furniture and will appeal to the widest audience.
Depending on when you list your home, you may not be able to see the fruits of your spring planting labor, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't plant those flowers.
First impressions start with the outside of your home, so adding color and care to your landscape will make a big difference.
Trim and prune the overgrown shrubs and trees in your yard. Add a fresh layer of mulch to your flower beds and plant some new flowers (if the timing is right). Plant flowers with vibrant colors that will look attractive throughout the season.
We're all busy, there's no avoiding it. We're all guilty of being negligent when it comes to cleaning every space we probably should in our homes.
Your light fixtures and your ceiling fan? Dusty.
Underneath and behind your heat registers and vent covers? Dusty.
Your baseboards, trim, and moulding? Dusty.
If ever there was a time to be thorough and hit the spring-cleaning list hard, now is it. Potential buyers are going to be scouring your home and will look - and notice - everything. The cleaner and more well-cared for your home looks, the better.
WASH YOUR HOUSE
The exteriors of our homes get through the fall and winter. Spring is the perfect time to get outside and give your home a good scrub.
Besides your landscape, the first thing potential buyers will see is the outside of your home. Take the time to clean the outside of your house from top to bottom. Don't neglect your driveway, either; a quick hit with a power washer will do wonders.
If you're not washing your windows on the same day - or you're giving them a deep clean afterward - you want to wash your house on a mild, sunny day. This gives your house a chance to dry quickly with the natural heat of the sun.
LET ORIZON HELP YOU ALONG THE WAY
Are you preparing to sell your home this spring or summer? Our experienced real estate agents are ready to help get you listed today and can give you tips on the best spring cleaning options to get your home in top shape to sell so you have less to stress about. Call 260-248-8961 to connect with an Orizon Real Estate agent today!