Spring is just around the corner, and with it warmer temperatures. With warmer days at hand, our homes are also ready to be refreshed and a deep spring-clean can go a long way towards chasing away the remains of winter, inside and outside of your home. If you’re planning to sell your property this spring, maximize the curb appeal of your York County home with a spring cleaning plan.
For front yard curb appeal, now is an ideal time to clean up your landscaping from the remains of winter storms. Check trees and shrubs for limbs to be trimmed, if there are plants which didn’t survive the winter, replace them as soon as possible to help keep your yard vibrant and green. If you added mulch to our flower beds for the winter to help protect from the cold, once the last hard frost has passed, it’s time to remove the mulch. Doing so will help keep your spring flowers growing well in the spring warmth and create a cleaner look in your yard.
Other important tasks for outside your house include getting necessary repairs done. Check around your house for damage to siding, gutters and the roof. When was the last time you cleaned out the gutters? Chances are it was towards the end of fall, spring is another important time to get this task competed, winter debris can pile up quickly. Check walkways and driveways for any damages too, it’s important to have a clear and easy path for guests and potential buyers to approach your home.
If your front porch has seen better days, consider applying a fresh coat of paint along trim and railings; a vibrant door can have big impact in helping your home stand out and be remembered as home buyers tour house after house. If you have room, add in newly potted plants, spring is the season of blossoms and early blooming flowers, an easy and natural way to add color to your yard without overwhelming the senses. A small table and chairs will also help create a welcoming atmosphere.
As you spring clean your yard, it’s also important to take care of the interior. Keep your windows open when possible, this is an easy way to freshen up stale winter air within and help your home feel fresh and clean. And while you are at it, be sure to wash windows inside and out, and replace any damaged screens. A deep clean from top to bottom is also recommended. Start with ceilings and high corners, checking for cobwebs and accumulated dust. Be sure to also dust light fixtures and ceiling fans at this time and replace any burnt-out light bulbs.
Spring is also another great time to check your heating and cooling systems, as well as your appliances. Clean behind your refrigerator, and the inside of your oven and replace the vent cover above the stove as well as air filters. If the chimney wasn’t cleaned before the winter, now’s the time to hire a chimney sweep for it. Having a recent review and knowing it’s clean and safe to use will also help enhance the appeal of your home.
Before you list your home, give it a good spring cleaning inside and out, this will maximize curb appeal and help potential buyers see all the positive features your house has to offer. When you’re ready to sell or buy property in York County, you want a team you can rely on. The Jim Powers Team of local, experienced Realtors® is here to help you through the entire process. Our goal is to help you from start to finish, with complete satisfaction. Visit our website to learn more, then contact us or give us a call at 717-417-4111, to get the conversation started.