Spruce Up Your Space
5 tips to make the most of your spring cleaning mission
This season is filled with colorful blooms, warm weather vacations — and spring cleaning. Twice a year, many homeowners make it a priority to pull out all the stops and give their spaces a thorough once-over.
Top to bottom, these sprucing tips from Dave Perry-Miller & Associates are intended to help you make the most of your spring cleaning mission.
Step 1: Get a big idea
Setting your sights on completing an entire home overhaul can be a daunting task, so start with an idea of what needs to be done and then prioritize. To help you stay on track, line item your tasks, or use one of these helpful checklists from ABowlFullofLemons.com, MarthaStewart.com or About.com Housekeeping.
Step 2: Pick a task and supplies
Once you’d identified where to begin, take an inventory of your supplies and tools. Are you repainting? Repairing? Polishing silver or waxing furniture? Whatever project you’ve chosen to tackle, purchase or procure everything you need to successfully complete your goals.
Step 3: Call the pros
Certain spring cleaning to-dos need to be left to the professionals – deck repairs, exterior painting, tree trimming, heating and air conditioning work, and roofing, to name a few. Ask your neighbors, friends, family and social media networks for recommendations on reputable local professionals.
Step 4: Details matter
Remember to change the batteries in smoke alarms, reverse the rotation direction on all ceiling fans, clean draperies and window dressings, and give attention to the details in your home.
Step 5: Enlist your team
Spring cleaning is a group effort. Turn up the tunes, delegate tasks, and reward yourself (and your team!) with a great meal, retail therapy or fun outing to celebrate when the job is complete.
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