Spring is in full swing! With the beautiful weather and longer daylight hours, many of us find ourselves motivated to open up the windows and do a little spring cleaning. This is especially important if you, like many, are planning to move this summer. An untidy or cluttered house can be a huge distraction when it comes to preparing for you move.  

If you are about to put your house up for sale, or if you have already done so and are just waiting for your move out date, a nice spring clean is just what you need. Cleaning ahead of time is essential to helping to reduce the stress that surrounds moving day. Plus, if your house is on the market, the tidier it is in appearance, the more appealing it is to potential buyers. Begin cleaning at least a few weeks in advance of your move. Before you start, make sure that you have the correct tools and cleaning products, as well as plenty of boxes for sorting through the items that you decide to get rid of.           

Once you have gathered the proper supplies, the next thing that you should do is to go through your house and sort out what you don’t want to take with you to your new home. Resist the temptation to just shove everything into boxes and sort through it when you arrive at your new home. This wastes time, energy, and money as you will pay to either move or store these items. 

Once you have gotten rid of the items that you don’t plan to keep, it’s time to get in there and perform the big clean. Make sure that you have all of the cleaning products that you will need on hand. These include dusters, furniture polish, cleaning products, a vacuum, mop, gloves, sponges, towels, etc. Make sure that you remember to open the windows and ventilate, as many of the chemicals that you are using can be quite potent. 

While you are cleaning your current home, don’t forget about cleaning your new home if needed. Although it is probably the last thing that you want to think about at the moment, once you have moved in, you will be so busy unpacking and arranging your belongings that you might not have the time to do a thorough clean. Plus, tasks like carpet cleaning are much easier to do if there is no furniture in the house.

Are you feeling overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning the entire house? Check back next week for a detailed spring cleaning checklist!