Spring is a time of renewal, liveliness and positivity. And after the whirlwind of 2020 this spring is the perfect opportunity to recharge and realign, starting with your home.
Home maintenance is crucial for every home. Whether you are planning to sell, just purchased or living in your forever home, spring is the opportune time to give your house the TLC it needs, both inside and out.
The snow is melting, the sun is shining and energy levels are rising (along with the mud!) in anticipation for the warmer summer months that are right around the corner. Let’s get ready to open our windows and air out our homes that have been closed up after the long winter that us Mainers know all too well. Fresh spring air is the first step to spring cleaning.
Declutter and Organize
Having a clean and organized home creates a positive, refreshed feeling – in addition to keeping your home in tip top shape. It’s time to tackle that junk drawer you can barely open, the clothes you haven’t worn in years and the dust bunnies under the couch. Make it a must this spring season to declutter, clean, repair and organize your home – it will thank you for it! Take the time to clean in areas you tend to overlook each day. You’d be surprised what collects over time!
Set Goals and Make it Fun
Cleaning can be a serious chore for some people. Try adding a little twist of fun to your normal routine to make it more enjoyable. Turn that tedious cleaning into a fun weekend project! Get the family together and assign everyone a task. Open the windows, crank up your favorite tunes and dance your way to a clean house. Maybe even set a reward for finishing a task – chocolate, wine, Netflix perhaps? And remember, it doesn’t have to be completed all in one day. Set goals for each weekend and be realistic so you can ensure you reach your goals. Each completed task is one step closer to a clean, organized, refreshed home – you can do this!
Less Maintenance, Lower Sale Price
Keeping your home maintained, organized and clean is a great way to keep up its value over time. If you let things slip for too long, it could cost you even more time, money and energy in the long run. And if you are planning on selling at any point, it means you could take a hit on your sale price – an avoidable situation if you maintain and clean your home consistently. Minor tasks that get neglected season after season, add up over time and could create unnecessary problems.
So, if you don't know where to start with your spring cleaning, Schlegel Realty is here for you! Here’s our ‘go to’ spring cleaning checklists. Print them out, put them on the fridge and get to work - you will thank us later!