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Crisp & Clean: The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist for Home Sellers | Christy Buck Team

First Day of SPRING

Crisp & Clean: The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist for Home Sellers

General Cleaning:

  1. Declutter: Go through each room and declutter items that are not needed or add to visual clutter.
  2. Dust: Dust all surfaces including shelves, baseboards, ceiling fans, light fixtures, and furniture.
  3. Wipe Down Surfaces: Clean countertops, tables, and other surfaces with appropriate cleaning solutions.
  4. Vacuum/Mop Floors: Vacuum carpets and mop hard floors to remove dirt and stains.
  5. Clean Windows: Wipe down windows and window sills both inside and out. Don’t forget to clean window screens.
  6. Clean Mirrors: Use glass cleaner to clean mirrors and ensure they are streak-free.
  7. Polish Fixtures: Polish metal fixtures such as doorknobs, faucets, and cabinet handles.
  8. Clean Walls: Spot clean any stains on walls and wipe down walls where necessary.
  9. Wash Curtains/Blinds: Remove curtains and wash them if possible. Dust or wash blinds.
  10. Empty and Clean Cabinets/Drawers: Clean out cabinets and drawers, wiping them down inside and out.

Kitchen:

  1. Clean Appliances: Clean the oven, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher inside and out.
  2. Degrease Range Hood: Remove grease buildup from the range hood and its filter.
  3. Scrub Countertops: Clean countertops thoroughly, paying attention to grout lines if applicable.
  4. Clean Sink and Faucet: Scrub the sink and polish the faucet.
  5. Empty and Clean Pantry: Organize and clean out the pantry, discarding expired items.
  6. Clean Behind Appliances: Pull out appliances and clean behind and beneath them.

Bathroom:

  1. Scrub Shower/Tub: Clean the shower and tub thoroughly, removing any soap scum or mildew.
  2. Clean Toilet: Scrub the toilet inside and out, including behind and around the base.
  3. Clean Sink and Faucet: Clean the sink and polish the faucet.
  4. Organize Cabinets: Declutter and organize cabinets and drawers, discarding old or unused items.
  5. Replace Shower Curtain/Liner: If applicable, replace the shower curtain or liner if it’s worn or dirty.

Bedrooms:

  1. Wash Bedding: Wash all bedding including sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers.
  2. Vacuum Mattress: Vacuum the mattress to remove dust mites and debris.
  3. Dust Furniture: Dust and polish furniture in bedrooms.
  4. Organize Closets: Declutter and organize closets, donating or storing items that are not currently in use.

Outdoor Areas:

  1. Mow Lawn: Keep the lawn neatly mowed and edged.
  2. Trim Shrubs and Trees: Trim back any overgrown shrubs or trees.
  3. Sweep Walkways and Driveway: Sweep walkways, driveway, and patio areas.
  4. Clean Exterior: If applicable, power wash the exterior of the house to remove dirt and grime.
  5. Tidy Up Garden: Remove any dead plants, weeds, or debris from the garden beds.

Final Touches:

  1. Add Fresh Flowers: Place fresh flowers or plants in key areas to add a touch of color and freshness.
  2. Air Out the House: Open windows to let in fresh air and eliminate any lingering odors.
  3. Check for Repairs: Walk through the house to identify any minor repairs that need to be addressed before listing the property.

By following this checklist, you can ensure that your home is clean, organized, and ready to impress potential buyers.

Please feel free to contact our team if you are thinking about selling your home this spring or summer! We would love to show your what your home is worth!!!

823-264-8934 | christy@christybuckteam.com

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