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3 Spring Cleaning Tips that will Make Your Home Shine

Canada is home to one of the largest economies in the world. It is also only one of a handful of nations that appear in the Top 10 for mathematics, reading, and science. Although there are some places that are more expensive than others (especially cities like Toronto and Vancouver), you can find plenty of small towns where it is very affordable to live. Halton homes for sale are a hot commodity where you will find a wide variety of neighborhoods and home types that are suited for every type of home buying budget. 

Are you looking to sell your home this spring? Many sellers wait to put their house on the market in the spring with hopes of a higher number of potential buyers. Spring cleaning is important for everyone, particularly if you’re listing your home. Here are 3 tips to help make your home shine!

Organize and Clean Out the Clutter

Get four boxes and label them: trash, give away, keep, or re-locate. Enter any room in your home and place each item into one of the following boxes. Don’t skip a single item, no matter how insignificant you may think it is. This may take days, weeks, or months, but it will help you see how many items you really own and you’ll know exactly what to do with each item. Donate clothes you never wear. To identify them, simply hang all your clothes with hangers in the reverse direction. After wearing an item, face the hanger in the correct direction. Discard the clothes you never touched after a few months.

10-Minute Chunks

Dust: Brush a dusting wand overall open surfaces. A few minutes to spare? Break out the furniture polish for a quick shine. Clean doors and switch plates. Using a damp microfiber cloth, remove fingerprints, smudges, and germs from light switch plates and doorknobs. Dust ceiling fans. Place a pillowcase over the fan blade, then pull it toward you to collect the dust. After dusting, use a cloth dipped in warm, soapy water to clean off each blade. Then dry. Baseboards. Use a microfiber mop to swiftly clear dust and debris from baseboards. 

Kitchen Cabinets

There are few areas of your home more exposed to dirt, grease, and bacteria than your kitchen cabinets. Children closing and opening kitchen cabinets, grease from cooking or condensation from outside temperatures all affect your cabinets, requiring you to clean them on a weekly, if not daily, basis. The best way to clean kitchen cabinets, or any cabinet for that matter, is good old fashion TLC. Oftentimes, warm water, a diluted all-purpose cleaner, and tough scrubbing will do the trick. However, this process can drastically change based on your cabinet surface.