Get Ready to List-Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Hello & Welcome Back to #FabulousFriday!  Welcome warmer weather by giving your home a deep spring cleaning. Our handy guide breaks down the must-do chores into a step-by-step system. First, conquer the top spring cleaning checklist items.  Next, tackle exterior spring cleaning with tips on updates and repairs for the outside of your home. Finally, room-by-room cleaning tips will help you declutter and tidy specific areas.  In fact, Spring is the perfect time to deep-clean your house or embark on a cleaning marathon. Work these chores into your cleaning schedule and get ready to enjoy warmer days with a clean and de-cluttered space.

Get your property ready to list-use our checklist to get organized-or make a spring cleaning checklist tailored to your home and needs.

Here's Your Handy Checklist:

 Clean out the garage.

 Inspect the roof and gutter.

 Power wash the outside of the house, including windows.

 Drain all sediment from your hot water heater.

 Donate clothes not worn for more than two years.

 Wash walls using 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda to 1 gallon of warm water.

 Wash all inside windows. Vacuum out the tracks.

 Vacuum/wash/dry clean all window coverings.

 Dust and wash light fixtures and chandeliers.

 Wash all knickknacks. Vacuum books and shelves.

 Vacuum lampshades. Replace lightbulbs.

 Deep clean shower, toilet, floor and sink.

 Inventory the medicine cabinet and toss expired medicines.

 Defrost freezer (if needed) and wash out refrigerator.

 Clean oven and soak stove rings and drip pans.

 Vacuum front coils and motor to remove dust and dirt.

 Launder all blankets and bedding. Turn mattresses.

 Move furniture to the center of each room and vacuum thoroughly. Shampoo carpets.

 Have a garage sale.

Be sure to check back next Friday for more real estate tips and tricks.  See you soon!  Warmly, Susan