Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Home in Fairbanks, Eagle River, Anchorage, Palmer Alaska
With spring just around the corner, Alaskan residents are ready for a fresh start. Many will begin home improvement projects, boost curb appeal, clear out the old clutter and most importantly, start the process of spring cleaning. Not only will spring cleaning help to scrub away the dull effects of winter, but it can make a big difference in the eyes of a homebuyer.
Regardless if you're planning to sell your home in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla or North Pole this year, consider this your guide to spring cleaning and giving your property a much needed face lift.
Start by getting organized
Just like with any project involving your Alaskan home, it all starts with getting organized. Make a game plan for how you will tackle cleaning— start with your least favorite spaces or those that take the most work, like the kitchen or bathroom. You might not be able to complete the entire cleaning process all in one day, so map it out. Next up, compile all of your supplies into one caddy to cart from room to room to avoid running back and forth.
Grab some helpers
Cleaning your home in Alaska can be an exhausting task and one that requires many hands. Ask your spouse or even your kids to help you take on simple projects like dusting, shaking out rugs and clearing out the clutter. If you have teenagers, ask them to help move the furniture around as needed or organize the garage. Live alone? Invite a friend over to help and then offer to do the same for them!
Don't overlook the tough spots
In the spring cleaning process, overlooking the tough or grimy spots is out of the question. Even the dishwasher needs attention— remove the basket and debris from the bottom of the machine and spray the inside down with a water and vinegar solution. Next, run the dishwasher on its highest cycle with no detergent to rinse. For trash cans, sprinkle baking soda on the inside and then fill with several inches of water. Let the mixture sit before swishing around and rinsing thoroughly.
Finally, don't forget to look up! Clean the blades of ceiling fans and corners to remove cobwebs and dust.
Don't repeat only in the spring
Spring cleaning does not have to be a seasonal task! Working these projects into your weekly routine can save you a lot of work and make the maintenance of your home in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla or North Pole easier. Tackle one room per day to keep weekend cleaning to a minimum and take a few minutes each night to put away clothes, shoes, mail and other miscellaneous items that have accumulated throughout the day.
A clean home is important to shake off the winter blues and a fresh look can really make an impact for home sellers. Madden Real Estate is happy to assist with the home sale process—from listing to staging—and we even have a Guaranteed Sales Program that ensures we sell your home, or we'll buy it!
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Spring cleaning involves addressing each room in your Alaskan home and oftentimes, you may wonder how you can remove those pesky marks in the bathroom or eliminate odors in your refrigerator. It is precisely these tasks, in addition to the usual dusting and washing, that tend to make the cleaning process feel overwhelming.
With the chart below, we're sharing tips to scrub away those watermarks in the bathroom, the scuff marks on wood floors, the odors in the refrigerator and the grimy buildup in the microwave. This year, your spring cleaning comes with 40% less elbow grease!