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PREPARING YOUR AUBURN HOME FOR THE SPRING MARKET

Weichert Realtors Porter Properties
February 19, 2012

Auburn home top 10 checklistDoes Your Auburn Home Need Spring Cleaning?

Spring is just around the corner for your Auburn home. Whether you want to sell your house or just get it ready for your family, your home in Auburn could use a pick me up from the winter months.

Here are a few tips to help you get your Auburn home ready for spring.

Real Estate in Auburn Spring Cleaning Tips:

1) Get Rid of Dust

  • When dusting your Auburn home move around in a circle and start from the highest points to the floor.

2) Wash Pillows and Clean Curtains

  • This will help reduce allergens and dust mites in your Auburn home.

3) Clean the Kitchen

  • Organize and clean out your pantry, cupboards and refrigerator discarding any items past their expiration.

4) Clean Carpets

  • Vacuum them thoroughly, then shampoo with a spray foam or powder, or rent a steamer from a hardware store for an even deeper clean in your Auburn home.

5) Wash your Windows

  • Clean the residue left behind by winter storms by tackling the job while the weather is still cool to prevent streaking. The best approach would be to start indoors before installing your screens, and then finish the job outside on a dry day.

6) Fertilize your Lawn

  • A high-nitrogen fertilizer should be applied twice a year, once in spring and again later in fall, also apply weed killer during this time if needed.

7) Sweep Steps and Replace Doormats

  • Most household dirt — approx. 75 to 80 percent — is tracked in from outside. Keep your Auburn home cleaner by regularly sweeping driveways, porches, sidewalks, and garage doors. Spring is a perfect time to add a new doormat to both the inside and the outside of the door to help cut down dirt.

8) Vacuum in Natural Light

  • Try to vacuum your Auburn home when the natural light in the room is at or near its best. You’ll do a better job and won’t have to come back for touch-ups.

9) Clean Shower Curtains

  • Whether you have fabric, plastic, or vinyl curtains, toss them in the washing machine to remove all the shampoo, mildew and soap scum that built up over the previous year.

10) Clean Dirty Faucets

  • To get faucets gleaming, first wipe with a damp cloth. Soak a cloth or paper towel with vinegar and wrap it around the faucet. After an hour, remove the wrappings and give the fixtures a final rub with a fresh towel.

Your real estate in Auburn will be gleaming and ready for show or just ready you and your family for the summer.