Uncategorized May 18, 2023

Spring Cleaning

Now that warm weather is finally here, it’s time for a good spring cleaning. 

“Regardless of whether you are trying to sell,” says Cathy Vick, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “Now is a great time to give your whole house a once-over.”

So open the windows, turn on some music and get going! Here is a to-do list to follow as you move room to room.

Sanitize Frequently Touched Areas

“This is something we have all become more attuned to in recent years,” says Jennifer Darby Metzger, Broker/Owner of ERA Justin, “Disinfecting.”

“Start by wiping down all the areas in your house that are frequently touched,” says Vick, “This includes all door knobs, light switches, cabinet handles, drawer pulls, faucets and remote controls. Use a wipe or any kitchen or bathroom spray and a paper towel will do the trick.”

Do a Deep Clean

“Has it been a while since you cleaned the inside of your refrigerator? Now is the time to do it,” says Metzger. 

Empty out the cabinets and wipe down the shelves. “This is also a great time to declutter, and get rid of all those tupperware containers that lost their lids,” adds Vick.

A good deep clean will also see you dusting everything from your ceiling fans, window sills, blinds and any mouldings. “Once that’s done you want to actually wash your walls. A magic eraser does wonders for cleaning off scuffs… and even crayon.”

Organize Closet

Spring is a great time to purge your wardrobe. “Take a good look at all your winter clothes. If there is anything you never wore all season, you might consider giving it away,” says Vick. “Do the same thing in the fall with your spring and summer clothes.”

Don’t Forget the Outdoors

You should be cleaning out your gutters once a year, might as well be the spring when the weather is just right. Grab a ladder and a pair of gloves, and lay a tarp down on the ground to catch all the debris. “While you are up there, check your shingles for any signs of wear and tear,” says Metzger.

Staying on top of your yearly home maintenance will save you a lot of time and energy when you decide to sell someday. When you are ready, Cathy Vick or any of the agents at ERA Justin can help. Give us a call at 201-939-7500.