My top 10 Spring cleaning tips

As a Realtor I come across many media outlets covering Spring cleaning tips and tricks.  

Here are my top 10 picks so you can have a SMARTER, BOLDER, FASTER Spring cleaning experience in 2016.

Happy cleaning!


  1. Start by making a plan.  List every room in your house and think about tasks and things you probably don't clean on a regular basis.  CHECKLIST MOM is a great app to keep you on track.  

  2. Be prepared and stock up on supplies so you don't have to run out to the store mid cleaning.  

  3. Do one room at a time to avoid unfinished jobs. Ask a friend to help with the larger projects.   

  4. Replace batteries in your smoke alarms, carbon-monoxide detectors, alarm clocks and flashlights.  

  5. Clean and replace filters.  Furnaces, air conditioning units, exhaust fans, clothes dryers and refrigerators all have filters that need to be cleaned regularly.

  6. Freshen linens including window treatments, shower curtains and bath mats.  Consider hiring a professional to deep clean carpets.

  7. Clean and organize your fridge and pantry. Discard any spoiled or expired products.  

  8. Dust light fixtures and ceiling fans.  Replace bulbs indoors and out as necessary.

  9. Clean the windows inside and out.  Re-caulk around windows, if necessary.  

  10. Check the gutters.  This Spring may be filled with rain.  Make sure your gutters are free of debris and damage.