Housing UpdateSeasonal March 19, 2020

Spring Cleaning

Home Staging

Spring is in the air—finally!

Once you follow the advice of author Anne Lamott, it’s a good idea to “spring into action” and get your home and yard ready for the explosion of growth all around you.
Here are some essential to-dos to get ready for the gorgeous months we have ahead.


  • Edge around planting beds
  • Prune shrubs and roses before new shoots are over ½ inch long
  • Insert stakes for plants that will grow tall as the season unfolds
  • Fertilize in early spring as new growth emerges
  • Clip perennial stems with scissors or hand pruners
  • Check any concrete around your home and fill with concrete crack filler or silicone caulk.
  • Inspect your chimney’s exterior and roof for shingles that are damaged or loose
  • Examine your gutters to ensure they are in good shape
  • Ensure your downspouts are debris-free and drain away from your home’s foundation


  • Clean walls and ceiling
  • Dust thoroughly working from the top of rooms down
  • Reseal grout in kitchen and bathroom
  • Vacuum and shampoo rugs
  • Clean upholstered furniture
  • Wash windows and screens
  • Wax wooden furniture
  • Clean all the window treatments per care instructions
  • Wax your non-wood floors
  • Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Assess the state of your air conditioner and schedule service if needed

Enjoy the exquisite months ahead in your lovely corner of the universe. Happy spring!