Spring Cleaning Tips

It is that time of year when the sun starts shinning a little brighter and the birds start chirping and people start cleaning, deep cleaning.

Here are a few tips for your spring cleaning.

  1. Schedule a garage sale: decide on a date and start planning your garage sale now that the rules are relaxing from the COVID-19 pandemic. This way as you start to clean and declutter you can set items aside to make a little cash for the reward you deserve for getting all your spring cleaning done. This also gives you a deadline and can help counteract the procrastination.
  2. Start with one room/area and complete it before moving on to the next to prevent overwhelming frustration. There is nothing worse than pulling everything out and not being able to complete the task then shoving everything back because you ran out of time for that task.
  3. Work top to bottom. Start with the ceiling and work down that way all the dust falls to the ground and can be cleaned easily.
  4. Check for safety. Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon-monoxide detectors, clean your dryer vents using this great tool you can get on Amazon for around $14.00. It’s called the <a href=”http://Hurricane Official As Seen On TV Lint Lizard Vacuum Hose Attachment by BulbHead, Removes Lint from Your Dryer Vent, and behind appliances. You can use it to vacuum all those tight places like behind and under the stove and refrigerator.
  5. Do annual maintenance around your home as you clean. Calk around windows, sinks and tubs. Check and replace weather stripping around doors. Schedule an A/C maintenance. Inspect or have the roof inspected. Could the chimney use a sweeping?
  6. Don’t forget the outside. Clean up those dead plants and replace with fresh ones to brighten and add curb appeal. Look for cracks, check caulking around the outside of your windows. Check faucets for leaks. Does the yard need treating? Could the front door use a coat of paint, how about the rest of the house?

If you would like a 15-20 minute Zoom meeting to find out the value of your home during COVID-19 please click the calendar below and schedule a time for a personal meeting.

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Argyle, Avondale, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

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5 Questions You Should Ask Before You List Your House

  1. Is the market feasible for selling? Your agent can provide you with the data to help you determine if now is a good time to sell. Call your agent and ask for a free, no obligation home valuation. She should give you a value range base on what the market is doing, the condition of your home and other criteria.
  2. Is now a good financial time to sell? Based on the valuation provided by your REALTOR® and what you currently owe on your house including all mortgages does it make sense to sell now? Will you make enough on the sell of your house to pay closing costs and still make money?
  3. Is my house in good repair? Are there home maintenance projects you’ve been putting off? Your agent should do a walk-thru with you and provide a checklist of all the items that need to be addressed. Are there leaks, cracked windows, loose or missing caulk? For a more thorough list you might consider getting a professional home inspection done. Your agent should be able to provide you with a list of home inspectors in your area.
  4. Is my house clean and clutter free? Areas appear more spacious when they are clean and clutter free. Have a garage sale, donate to a charity, or give away items you no longer need. Consider temporarily renting a storage unit to store items you want to keep but could live without for a couple months.
  5. Does my house have good curb appeal? Mow the lawn, trim the hedges and add colorful plants. Does your mail box need updating? What about the front door, could it use a fresh coat of paint and a new welcome mat?

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Argyle, Oakleaf, Avondale, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!