Spring Cleaning Helps to Create a Refreshing Start for a New Beginning

Bett Gottwald has share some great ideas for Spring Cleanup!  Spring means warmer temperatures, longer days and spring cleanup!  I am sure all of us can get some good ideas from this list.  Enjoy!

Now is the perfect time to go the extra mile to assure your home is in tip-top shape for buyers when they come to view your home. Take advantage of this new season, where growth and flower blossoms will soon arrive, to de-clutter and disinfect your home, especially if it’s going up for sale. Spring cleaning is the perfect chance to spruce up your home in order to increase its resale value.

 Child cleaning window

In addition to the top to bottom  spring cleaning projects, some overlooked tasks are:


Inspect window screens for tears and bent frames, clean with a mild soap and soft bristle brush and allow to dry thoroughly before installing.


Clean baseboards and crown moldingDust them first, then wipe them clean with a cleaning agent and rag. Touch up any nicks or scratches with fresh paint.


Cleaning the carpets is another way to bring a fresh feel to your home. Rent a carpet steamer or call in a professional.


Get out into the garden. Clean up leftover leaves and debris, turn the soil allowing it to breathe, and get prepared for planting.


Check garden hoses for leaks; repair or replace damaged hoses. Do not leave hoses connected to an outdoor spigot until the danger of frost is completely over!

 man vacuuming

Pre-plant your herbs. Start them in smaller, indoor pots and transplant to larger outdoor pots or beds when the time is right.


Inspect outdoor structures for deterioration – especially signs of rot. Check fences, railings, window sills. Plan to repair or replace any damage you discover once the weather turns fair.


Prepare for the outdoor cooking season. Inspect your grill; replace any worn or damaged parts. Remove and clean cooking grates with soapy water and a brass bristle brush. Remove grease from lava rocks or briquettes by turning them over, igniting the burners, and allowing the heat to “clean” them for 10 minutes. Check propane levels to ensure your grill is ready when you are!


For a nice seasonal change…change over cushions, sheets, and throws to lighter or brighter colors. Pick colors that will compliment what is already there.


Inspect the washing machine. Turn off the water, remove the supply hoses and examine them and the washers. Replace worn or damaged parts.


Spring is a great time to get out into the fresh air and to let the fresh air in.   Tackle these items early in this month so you can get out, get active, and make the most of the warm weather before it is gone again!




  Bette Brennan Gottwald, Realtor®, e-Proâ, RECS, CSP,
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Comment balloon 8 commentsJoy Daniels • April 10 2014 06:38PM


Joy what a great re-blog loved the picture with the flowers...beats the ice in the river photo:)), Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 5 years ago

:)  haha!  You are right though - it does!  It's going to be 65 today!!!  Did you hear that 60 was the new 80 in the East!  :)

Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) over 5 years ago

We will be in the 60s today, too.  I am off on the motorcyle.  Have a good one.

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) over 5 years ago

Enjoy your day Don!!  

Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) over 5 years ago

She has got some really great tips here, Joy.  Thanks for sharing the tips and also the inspiration to get going on spring cleaning.

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 5 years ago

Whew!  I'm exhausted just reading this list of spring cleaning to-dos!  Good thing I'm not selling my house.  I'll just open a window for fresh air ;)  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Sarah Lynn Jaskowski, House. Home. Today. over 5 years ago

Thanks Ron - you have encouraged me to repost good posts that will help others in the our industry and the agents that I repost!

I'm with you Sarah - Spring cleaning. . . opening windows. . . works for me!

Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) over 5 years ago

You have made a great choice for yourself in this repost and helpful to the group as well. 

Posted by Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services) about 5 years ago