Friday, April 10, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
Spring is well underway, and with every spring comes the opportunity to deep clean your home. If you plan to sell your home soon in Beaufort County, this is the perfect opportunity to get to work on getting your home sparkling clean to impress buyers. This is especially important now more than ever. And if you don't plan to sell your home, it could probably benefit from a deep clean. It will also be a great way to spend all that extra time you have at home and give your family a sense of accomplishment.
Here are some tips to get your home ready for the spring home selling season in Beaufort.
Restock Your Cleaning Supplies
Cleaning supplies may be in short supply, but you can work with natural cleaning agents that are no doubt easier to obtain. You can use baking soda, white vinegar, and Castile soap, which are essentials you can use to make natural cleansers for nearly any spot in the house.
Plant-based sponges and a reusable spray bottle also make most cleaning jobs easier. You'll also want to stock up on your favorite mild dishwashing detergent and all-purpose cleanser, or else make a batch of your favorite DIY solution.
Wipe Walls and Ceilings
Remove dust from your walls and ceilings with a vacuum. Then you can take on surface grime with a solvent-free degreaser. Test it first in an inconspicuous area to ensure it won't damage the surface.
Dust Books and Shelves
Remove all the items from your shelves and dust off absolutely everything. You can use the crevice tool on your vacuum to reach the tight spots.
Clean Upholstered Furnishings
Take the cushions on your couch outside and gently beat them by hand to remove dust. Check the care labels before removing any stains. Use your vacuum's upholstery and crevice tools to clean under seat cushions.
Polish Metal Door and Window Hardware
For medium-tarnished surfaces, use a liquid polish or polish cloths. For heavier tarnishing, pastes and creams work best.
Dust Your Home Thoroughly
Go room by room through your home and dust everything, including the hard-to-reach places, like fans and window cases. Work from the top down, then you can vacuum the dust that settles on the floor.
Wax Wooden Furniture
Wipe surfaces with a soft cloth dampened with water and mild dishwashing liquid. Apply paste wax, such as Butcher's wax, a few feet at a time with a cotton rag folded into a square pad. Let the wax dry, then buff with a clean cloth.
Ensure Fire Safety
Now is a great time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Use this opportunity to make sure everyone in your home knows how the use a fire extinguisher.
Wash Window Screens
Using warm water and a mild dishwashing liquid, scrub each screen with a brush, then rinse thoroughly.
Clean Window Treatments
Check the labels on your drapes to see if they're machine washable.
Wipe wooden, metal, and vinyl blinds with a damp cloth and warm water mixed with a mild dishwashing liquid.
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