Spring is just around the corner and there’s really no better time to do a major cleaning than the first warm days of the year. If you’re putting your Smyrna property on the market, you have even more reason to get your house spruced up before you start doing showings. Here are some tips to help you get the job done right.
Don’t Make it Expensive
Supermarkets are full of cleaning products and, if you start grabbing separate products for every cleaning job you have ahead of you, your cleaning budget is going to get bloated, and fast. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get your home sparkling clean.
Grease-cutting dish soap—e.g. Dawn—and water can be used to clean most anything, from windows to counters and beyond. A few drops of dish soap and a bucket of warm water will tackle very tough jobs, cutting through gunk and grime to reveal the beauty of your home.
Some surfaces and tasks may require specialized cleaners but, in general, dish soap, warm water, brushes, rags, and a squeegee will tackle most jobs.
Make it Easy with a Plan
Plan out how you’re going to clean out every room beforehand and don’t sabotage yourself by doing the same work twice. Start your spring cleaning with the ceilings and walls and work your way down, doing the floors last. In cases where top down doesn’t make sense, do the dirtiest cleaning first. For example, in bathrooms, scrub out under the sinks before you do anything else, since that messy job is likely to spread dirt everywhere nearby.
You may have to move furniture around, so plan for that, as well. If you have heavy pieces, it’s a good idea to figure out the easiest way to shuffle them from room to room beforehand, so you don’t end up creating a problem that interrupts your flow.
If you have a lot of cleaning to take care of, consider getting help, whether it’s from friends or professionals. If you need to have some repairs done on your home, need painting done, or have other projects to take care of, getting those finished before you do your big cleaning makes sense, and will get your house ready for showings and photographers in the shortest amount of time possible. Talk to us if you need help finding local cleaning services that can assist in preparing your property.