Spring has officially arrived, the temperature is finally warming and the excitement of summer is just around the corner. Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to transition your home from the clutter of the holidays and cold winter months to the bright and upbeat feeling of summertime.
We’ve put together some tips for giving your home that deep clean that will make you want to show it off in the coming months.
Take it one room at a time
Decluttering and reorganizing can be a big undertaking. Make a clear plan on when and how you will clean up each room. Start small and work your way up. You may decide to designate an entire weekend to clean out the garage, or just using an afternoon to fix up the kitchen.
Decide which projects you should leave to the professionals
While you may easily be able to replace flood lights and ceiling fans, tending to leaks or repairing your roof is probably best left to the professionals. Spending a little extra money to have it done right will save you a headache later.
After you’ve finished organizing and getting rid of unneeded clothing, appliances or furniture, take the time to deep clean the house. We suggest starting with this list:
- Shake or replace doormats
- Clean carpet and upholstery
- Wash and wax the floors
- Wash walls, cabinets and baseboards
- Clean ceiling fans and light fixtures
- Reorganize and deep clean the refrigerator
Don’t skimp on basic maintenance
While decluttering and deep cleaning is important, spring cleaning is also a perfect opportunity to check the health of your major appliances. This includes servicing your heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system or water heater. Being proactive and having a professional perform some basic home maintenance around the house will prevent emergencies in the future.
Spring cleaning may even spark new ideas for updating your kitchen or bathroom, or even inspire you to add functional space like a sunroom. The professionals at Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling are ready to help bring those ideas to life. Contact us today for more information or a consultation!