Real Estate 101: By the agent who lives here, plays here, owns here!
We’re all aware of the idea of Spring cleaning. If you’re ready to dive in, we’ve got some tips for Spring cleaning, plus a few other Spring things you should be doing to your home. Ready to Spring forward?
Sell / Donate something.
Take everything that doesn’t sell over to a local charity. Not only will you be doing a good deed for people in need, but your donation is also tax deductible.
If you have large items that cannot be sold or donated, you don’t have to live with them taking up all the space in your garage. Haul them out. Many cities will schedule a large trash pickup one time a year, while others have sites where you can drop off for free. Check with your local city for options. There is also a dump in Keystone.
Clean / Scrub something
The concept of spring cleaning isn’t about your normal program of vacuuming and dusting. It’s time to go deep. Move furniture and clean underneath and behind. Those are some world-class dust bunnies. Pull back the blinds and clean the windows. And while you’re at it, clean the blinds. They’re gross. It’s a good time to get to those things that need a little extra effort. That weird spot in the shower you’ve been watching grow? Zap it for good. Clean out your washing machine. Yes, they actually make washing machine cleaner.
The closets you’ve been ignoring? It’s time. Really. Plan your attack and go for it. You never know what you’ll find in there that you’ve been missing (or forgot about).
That ugly chair that didn’t sell at your garage sale? Maybe you could pretty it up with some paint or fabric? With a little time and effort, you might actually create a new favorite piece.
Spring is the time to get your garden in gear. Flowers, bulbs, and certain veggies thrive in Spring.Update somethingPaint colors stuck in a decade-old funk? It’s time for a fresh coat. Check out NorthWest Ranch Supply / Tri – River for the latest trends in paint colors.
Maybe it’s just time to chuck it all and move. The Spring buying season is upon us, after all. If you are thinking of moving, remember that all the same rules apply for getting your home sale-ready as they do for getting Spring ready. So, basically, you’re not going to be able to get around that whole shower scrubbing thing!
It is also a good idea to invite a friend or neighbor over.sometimes new eyes can lead to bright ideas! I am excited to provide for you this weekly column. Please call if you have any questions or would like more information: Rebecca Guthrie, Broker / Owner (970) 485-4141, [email protected]