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Spring Cleaning Tips Yes, it’s that time of year again. The annual spring cleaning. The weather is warming up and it’s a sign to freshen up your home for the upcoming seasons. Not sure where to start? Read on to find tips to make your spring cleaning easy and effective.
Clean Room-By-Room This is a great approach to make sure you’re not forgetting to clean other parts of the house. Create a checklist to the areas in each room that need an extra deep clean since they’ve been neglected during the winter. The areas that have been cleaned recently can be skipped.
Clear the Clutter Get rid of the things that are not needed and get organized. Follow a process and create piles for the things that are going to trash, going to be given away, or stored. Now is also a great time to have a garage sale or donate the items that are not needed.
Seasonal Chores Patios, grills, and windows that have been ignored during the winter, need special attention now. Remove the excess grease from the grill and scrape off anything that has been leftover. Clean sliding doors and make sure to wipe down both sides of the window. Spray down patio furniture and use a handheld vacuum for any chair cushions.
Ask for Some Help The more people that help, the faster it gets done.
Keep Cleaning Supplies Minimal Stores offer so many cleaning supplies but there is no need to get all of it. Keeping it minimal will help you feel less overwhelmed and you don’t have to clean up so much afterward. Stick to a good all-purpose cleaner and microfiber cloths.
Establish Cleaning Habits On-going cleaning habits can make the next spring cleaning easier. Clean up routines practiced every few days and quick chores can keep your home tidy for the most part.
Follow these tips to make it an easy spring cleaning every year!
This year will mark my 28th year as a Realtor® with the Bethesda Gateway Office, #1 real estate office in the Washington, D.C. area and one of the top real estate offices in the country. My business is over 95% referrals – a testament to her professionalism and high-quality service.
My goal for buyers is to find them their dream home at a price they can comfortably afford. I begins with a personal consultation, determining what factors are most important to them in looking for a new home, then taking them step-by-step through the entire home-buying process. Included in the meeting is a thorough review of the contract and a discussion of the importance of getting pre-approved by a lender. Finally, I advise them on how to structure a winning offer in this highly competitive real estate market.
The process with sellers is different. After a thorough review of the home-selling process, I carefully tours their home, advising them in detail on how to stage it in order to maximize its appeal. Staging can range from minor fix-up to a major renovation – all of which I organize and oversee. With an extensive network of contractors, I am able to negotiate the best prices for the highest quality work. As a result, my listings sell for top dollar in a very short period of time.
I am a consistent top-producing Realtor® and a member of Long & Foster’s prestigious Master’s Club, Luxury Alliance & Top 100. Outside of my work, I believes in giving back to the community and is active with the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR). A member NFCR’s advisory board, I have also chaired their annual golf tournament , a key fundraising event for the organization, for the last eight years. A Bethesda resident since 1970 I spend my free time my husband Andy & our dog Cooper. I love golf, traveling and photography.