Spring Cleaning your Atlanta home

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to take care of those dreaded cleaning tasks you’ve been putting off all winter. At Morris and Raper Real Estate Consultants, we’ve come up with a few ways to make this year’s spring cleaning a little easier, and maybe even fun.

Make a checklist of all the tasks you need to complete around your Atlanta home. Then, hang your list somewhere visible and sort the tasks by how much time they will take (i.e. 5, 10, 20, 60 minutes, etc.), so you can remember to knock them out as your schedule allows.

We suggest including these tasks in your game plan: cleaning windows, closet purging (if you didn’t wear it this year, donate it), cleaning out/organizing drawers and cabinets, cleaning scuff marks off painted walls throughout your home, wiping down the blades of ceiling fans, cleaning out and wiping down the fridge and freezer, testing and changing out smoke alarm batteries and changing filters throughout the house. If you are preparing to sell your current Atlanta home, taking care of many of these items now will make your life a lot easier in the long run and will increase the appeal of your home.

Inventory your cleaning supplies and restock anything you may need for the tasks you have outlined in your plan. Don’t let a lack of resources slow you down, you are on your way to cleaning greatness!

We love all of the cool gadgets out there designed to customize and hyper-organize the entire contents of your home, but the costs of all those trendy storage bins and containers can quickly add up. Unless you are ready to invest in some new solutions, look around for items you already own that could be repurposed to corral stray items in your home – shoe boxes, mason jars, utensil trays, cloth grocery bags, clear storage boxes,  etc.

Get a head start on your yard work. While you don’t have to do an overhaul just yet, now is a great time to go ahead and start cleaning up any unsightly weeds or trimming down overgrown shrubs and bushes.

Reward your hard work by freshening up the look of your home with some simple accessories – try adding brightly colored throw pillows in the living room and bud vases with fresh blooms throughout your house for huge impact on a dime.

For more ideas to help decorate and organize your home, follow us on Pinterest and connect with us on Facebook. Visit our website to learn more about Morris and Raper Real Estate Consultants and start the search for your dream home today.

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