Spring Cleaning Projects to Tackle Now in Your Metro DC Home

It may be difficult to begin thinking spring when the weather is still on the colder side here in Washington DC and Maryland, but inside your home, there are a number of projects you can take on! It’s never too early to tackle spring cleaning and if you’re planning to sell your home in the Metro DC area this year, buyers will certainly notice and appreciate your efforts!

Below are the most effective spring cleaning projects you can cross off of your list now in your Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia home:

Clean the windows

Winter brings longer, darker days, but you would be amazed at how much of a difference a simple window washing can do for the light in your home. Clean every window inside and out—if possible—and while you’re at it, take down the drapes and blinds and give them a thorough washing too.

Clean the carpets

Over the winter months, dirt, snow, grime and slush can take a toll on your flooring— especially carpet! Just imagine everything winter boots can track inside! Now is a great time to shampoo your carpets with a professional machine to eliminate all stains and spots and if you’re trying to remove pet odors, sprinkle baking soda on the carpet, wait thirty minutes and then vacuum it up.

Clean tile grout

You may have grout in your bathroom and kitchen that has gone quite some time without being cleaned. Grab an old toothbrush, baking soda and spray bottle filled with white vinegar and set out to refresh these spaces! Simply rub the baking soda into the grout and then spray with the vinegar. Let it sit for a few minutes before wiping away with a damp sponge or scrubbing with the toothbrush.

Declutter every room

There’s no need to head outside to do any spring cleaning— in fact, decluttering every room will make one of the biggest impacts on local buyers! Remove any lingering holiday decor or excessive knick knacks, say goodbye to old magazines and mail, and relocate shoes and outerwear that may be taking up space in your entryway. What’s more, you will want to remove any large furniture that is blocking focal points like picture windows or a cozy fireplace.

Ready for a fresh start in a new home in 2023? Do not hesitate to give The Estridge Group a call today! We can walk you through the selling process as well as provide helpful tips for making sure your home is buyer ready!