The weather may just be starting to heat up here for the season on Lake Martin, and inside your home, there are a number of projects you can take on to prepare! It’s never too early to tackle spring cleaning and if you’re planning to sell your home in Alabama this year, buyers will certainly notice and appreciate your efforts!
Below are the most effective spring cleaning projects you can cross off of your list now in your Lake Martin home:
Clean the windows
Winter is known for longer, darker days, but you would be amazed at how much of a difference a simple window washing can do for the light in your home. Clean every window inside and out—if possible—and while you’re at it, take down the drapes and blinds and give them a thorough washing too.
Clean the carpets
Over the winter months, dirt and grime can take a toll on your flooring— especially carpet! Just imagine everything your shoes track inside! Now is a great time to shampoo your carpets with a professional machine to eliminate all stains and spots and if you’re trying to remove pet odors, sprinkle baking soda on the carpet, wait thirty minutes and then vacuum it up.
Clean tile grout
You may have grout in your bathroom and kitchen that has gone quite some time without being cleaned. Grab an old toothbrush, baking soda and spray bottle filled with white vinegar and set out to refresh these spaces! Simply rub the baking soda into the grout and then spray with the vinegar. Let it sit for a few minutes before wiping away with a damp sponge or scrubbing with the toothbrush.
Declutter every room
There’s no need to head outside to do any spring cleaning— in fact, decluttering every room will make one of the biggest impacts on local buyers! Remove any lingering holiday decor or excessive knick knacks, say goodbye to old magazines and mail, and relocate shoes and outerwear that may be taking up space in your entryway. What’s more, you will want to remove any large furniture that is blocking focal points like picture windows or a cozy fireplace.
Ready for a fresh start in a new home this year? Do not hesitate to give The Haynie Team a call today! We can walk you through the selling process as well as provide helpful tips for making sure your home is buyer ready!
Becky Haynie, Associate Broker / Realtor
Lake Martin Realty