These are unprecedented times and we are all concerned for our health and the health of those around us more than ever! While many of us are spending more time at home #flattenthecurve, it can give us a sense of safety and control to stay productive and get to the projects for which we never seemed to have time!
Our Top Spring Cleaning Tips
Do Some Spring Cleaning
When listing your house for sale, it’s crucial to get every inch of your home looking pristine. But even if you are not getting ready to sell, Spring cleaning involves more than just a little scrubbing—you should also take some time to reorganize!
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, just start by working one room at a time and removing any clutter. It may also be beneficial to make “keep,” “donate,” and “throw away” piles to ensure that everything stays in order. After you’ve freed up some space, break out the cleaning supplies and banish the dust and grime. There is a difference between cleaning and disinfecting…familiarize yourself with the CDC guidelines for both and get excited to see results!! Get the kids involved.
Incorporate a Little Greenery
Want to breathe new life into your home? Take some inspiration from nature! Adding freshly-cut or potted flowers and greenery can turn your house into a home—and if you’re selling, your buyers might appreciate the extra pop of color. Some houseplants even clean the air in your home! I love to incorporate fresh orchids in any setting! If you’re not sure where to start, consider supporting a #localbusiness and picking up a ready-made arrangement at a nursery such as The Greenhouse
Add New Accessories and Remove Clutter
Take some time to get rid of your winter accessories and usher in a brand-new season. Light and bright or neutral colors, layered linens, textured pottery, and raw wood or metalic accents are all on-trend this spring, and adding these small details can really elevate your home’s style.
Start by incorporating some new accent pillows and paring down your current accessories in favor of a more curated collection. This is particularly important if you’re getting ready to sell; you’ll want to depersonalize your space, but it should still feel like a home. Repurposing or hanging some different art on your walls can also help you transition to a fresh new look!
Freshen Up with Inviting Scents
Is your home smelling a little musty after a long winter? Throw open the windows and freshen up with some invigorating scents…especially if you’ll be inviting buyers into your home.
Before you integrate spring fragrances, however, be sure to eliminate any unpleasant odors first. Once you’ve deodorized (try using white vinegar) you can integrate fresh scents such as Lavender, fresh cotton, and lemongrass. Just make sure they are subtle and not too overpowering. If you can’t leave a candle burning all day, try an oil diffuser.
Don’t Neglect Your Outdoor Space!
As you prep for the warmer months ahead, the outside of your home matters just as much as the inside. Your outdoor space can really make or break a sale during the spring and summer months, as buyers are probably ready to spend some time outside (especially with social distancing!). Even if you aren’t selling soon, your yard, porch, deck, or patio could probably use a little extra attention.
Brush off the winter blues by sweeping away any debris, getting your grass looking lush and green, and get rid of any dead or wilting plants and add fresh greenery. Fresh mulch is a great way to make the outdoors feel crisp and inviting. Powerwash your patio. You might also want to incorporate some new outdoor furniture or accessories and once it’s warm enough, fresh ferns on your deck or patio can really show off its potential.
Ready Sell Your Home This Spring?
If you’re looking for spring decorating tips because you’re planning on selling your home soon, we’d love to help you navigate every step of the process. Feel free to reach out to us for more staging strategies and seller tips—we can even help you list your home with just a few clicks!