The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the dust is visibly swirling in your home? Spring has traditionally been the time to do a deep clean, and we here at your trusted Nashville Realtor® group The Pargh Team are fully supportive! If you are thinking about selling a home in Nashville, a good cleaning is imperative. Even if you aren’t thinking of selling, a good deep clean never hurt anyone!
However, don’t let the idea of spring cleaning overwhelm you. Spring IS an entire season; you have time! Break it up in ways that you can manage without feeling overwhelmed. Maybe it’s room-by-room or effort-by-effort; just make sure it’s manageable for you. Below we have prepared some helpful pointers to keep in mind when you start your spring cleaning efforts. We hope these tips help you stay focused and motivated to give your home a fresh start for summer.
1. Declutter - Many people have spent the last year decluttering, as any Goodwill drop-off location will demonstrate! But if you are one of the ones who haven’t had a chance, (or if you have kids and have spent the last year continuing to accumulate!), now is the time. Go through things commonly outgrown toys, clothes, shoes, and books, and reduce the number of items in your home.
2. Dust - Dust accumulates quickly in so many areas that we can’t see or don’t routinely clean. Window blinds, ceiling fans, bookcases these surfaces are often the main culprits of excess dust. Wipe these places down with a Swiffer duster or a microfiber rag. This will also help any allergy sufferers you might have in your home!
3. Dispose - Go through storage areas in your home, particularly where you keep all of your cleaning supplies, your pantry, and your toiletries. These seem to be the areas we forget about! Combine cleaning supplies and dispose of those you don’t use or like. Do the same for your toiletries. Go through your pantry to throw away expired or moldy food. We also recommend getting rid of those protein bars no one in your family is going to eat! Wipe down shelves or maybe even line them if you haven’t done that yet!
4. Don’t Forget - Hopefully, things like your kitchen floor and your bathrooms get cleaned more than once a year! Spring cleaning should be a time to clean things you don’t normally think about. Tidy up and vacuum out drawers, wash or replace shower curtains, wipe down baseboards, the inside of the refrigerator, and microwave. When you walk into a room, choose one thing you’ve never cleaned before, and then clean it!
We hope these tips help you with your spring cleaning efforts this year! If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Davidson County, we would love to make it as easy and stress-free as possible for you. We look forward to hearing from you!