If you have been outside lately it appears that we have made it through another West Coast winter. Spring is on its way! Spring time not only means longer days, it is also provides a much needed opportunity to give your home a thorough and probably much needed cleaning. As the premier North Delta real estate agent, I would like to offer you the following three spring cleaning tips. These tips should have your home in tip top shape just in time for the first cherry blossom!
Remove All Old Stains
Hopefully you have been diligent about removing stains as they happened over the winter months. If you have not or just missed some of the stains, now is the time to get that stain out of your home. Spring time offers a great opportunity for stain removal because you can open up your windows and allow sufficient drying time for your carpets or upholstery. Use an all-purpose cleaner or a stain remover that will not harm or fade the fabric. Make sure to test the stain remover on an inconspicuous piece of fabric before using it to remove that stubborn stain.
Carpets and Floors
Chances are your carpets and floors are in dire need of some real TLC after the winter. The standard vacuuming job is not going to be sufficient for a proper spring cleaning. Instead, think about hiring or renting a steam cleaner to give your carpets some much needed attention. A proper steam cleaning will help remove any germs, dust and winter dirt as well as any stains that may have accrued over the winter. Remember to open your windows to let that spring air help dry your carpets.
After you have tackled your carpets, next up is your hardwood or laminate flooring. If you have neglected those floors, now is the time to give them a proper and thorough scrub. You may also want to use some type of a protectant or wax to help prepare them for spring and summer traffic. Again, the fresh spring air will help to properly dry your floors and prevent any type of mildew from forming.
Tiles and Bathrooms
Get into your bathroom and scrub and scour any tile or laminate you have, particularly the shower stall or around the bath. Chances are these areas have not had a proper chance to dry over the winter months. Now is the time to get all of the mold and mildew out of your bathroom and get that spring clean feeling. While you are at it, you may as well clean the rest of your bathroom so it matches all of the hard work you have done in the shower/bath area.
Spring cleaning is never fun, but all of your hard work will pay huge dividends in the end by giving you a more orderly and cleaner home to relax in. So get out there and get your spring clean on! If you need help buying or selling your home we are always here to help. We are the premiere North Delta Real Estate team and if you have any questions please give us a call, we would be happy to answer them.