Monday is the first day of spring! And with that will come all the spring cleaning checklists for a fresh start to the season. We can totally get behind spring cleaning and all of the great lists out there – after all, routine home maintenance is key to protecting your home’s value. But for many, the idea of spring cleaning is overwhelming and therefore gets skipped altogether. If that’s you, rather than go all in for a top-to-bottom spring clean, pick one project and do it well!
Even the most organized and tidy homeowners don’t tackle the “big” projects on a regular basis. We’re suggesting six projects to choose from – three indoor and three outdoor – and, including links to make it easy to start. Find one that’s manageable for you!
Clean Out the Fridge: If you’re like us, you probably wipe the fridge after spills and maybe when you’re clearing space to add groceries. But this is home for all your perishable food and drink. A good deep clean several times a year is warranted. Once it’s shiny clean, think about pulling it out from the wall to vacuum away excess dust.
Dust Baseboards & Window Sills: No one has time to deal with these regularly! Even if you tackle your baseboards and window sills once a year, that will make a difference in your home’s cleanliness and appearance.
Dust Blinds & Fans: Just like the baseboards and window sills, we’ll bet these aren’t on your weekly cleaning list! Some will vacuum, some will use a duster, and some will use a rag and spray to get at the blinds and fans. Do what’s easiest for you!
Clean & Paint the Front Door: A clean, bright entry is one of the fastest and most cost effective moves you can make to boost curb appeal. A fresh coat of paint will make a big impact!
Rake & Replace Mulch: While this is one of the pricier projects of the ideas we’re suggesting, spring is the season to do this – especially if you’re planning to list your home for sale. New mulch will really make your beds pop!
Clean & Organize the Garage: This is a biggie for one project, but it will make your home more functional and pleasing – we promise! No more tripping over shoes as you’re trying to get in the door, or balls rolling under the car when you try to back out. Getting salt off of concrete is also important.
Kansas City Real estate
Here’s to a beautiful KC spring! If you have bigger projects you need help with around the house, let us know. We work with lots of area vendors we would be happy to recommend to you.
And if you’re spring cleaning as motivation to get your home ready to sell – we’re ready for that, too! Our professional stager can come out with us to make a punch list of projects to tackle before you list. You can schedule an appointment for this with us anytime at 913.402.2599.