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!

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Josh Stepakoff | Posted in Housing Update, Seasonal | Tagged , , , , , ,