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Revitalize your home this spring

Spring home cleaning tips

Key Insights

  • Give your home a fresh start by getting it ready for the new season.
  • Declutter your space and give it a good spring cleaning.
  • Make small repairs, home maintenance updates and aesthetic changes.

Spring has sprung! Homeowners are encouraged to take on a few minor repairs, as well as a thorough cleaning, to give their space a fresh start and increase the curb appeal of their property.

Clear out clutter

The winter months might have caused clutter to build up in your home. Now is the time to purge and get organized. Throw away anything you don't need and store items you haven't used in a while or won't use during the warmer months of the year.

Establish routines and storage solutions for all areas of your home from your kitchen to kids’ spaces to help keep things orderly. It may feel like a daunting task, but clearing a home from clutter can open up space, save you money and reduce stress and will be well worth the effort.

Thoroughly clean

Once a home is free from the grasp of clutter, you can now give it a thorough cleaning. Don't skimp when it comes to a spring cleaning—you want to give your home a fresh start by airing it out, eliminating odors and giving everything a good scrub down.

Be sure to hit those out-of-sight-out-of-mind spots and move furniture and appliances to get every inch spick-and-span. It can be a lot of work, but on the bright side, it can double as a workout!

Paint faded rooms and cabinets

Another great way to add life to a home is to paint. Touching up a room is the perfect solution to make it look more appealing, whether you use paint, wallpaper or another wall accent like tile. Refinishing cabinets can completely change the look of a kitchen or bathroom at a low cost.

These updates can help your space feel larger and make your home better reflect your personal style (consider using some of the hottest colors for 2024). Just be sure to be realistic on how long these updates will take and if you should bring in a professional.

Make minor repairs

In addition to painting faded rooms and cabinets, it's also important to take on small repairs. Simple projects like fixing a door hinge will make you feel better about the state of your home this spring. It can also help prolong the life of your items or prevent larger issues from developing.

You can also use this opportunity to restock your home emergency kits and check that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have fresh batteries and your space is fire-safe. Now would also be a good time to tune up your HVAC and water system and clean or replace your filters.

Give yourself a fresh start

Decluttering, cleaning and making updates to your home can do wonders for your home's functionality and your enjoyment of your space. It’s also a great way to get your home ready to sell. If you’re finding that you need a bigger new beginning, reach out to Edina Realty or your agent and see what’s on the spring market!

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