Spring Clean-Up Checklist
Getting your home ready to put on the market
- Inspect the roof for leaks, broken shingles, and general wear and tear.
- Flush out and fix-up the gutters to prevent water damage and ensure landscaping grades away from your foundation.
- Trim overgrown trees hanging over the house and nourish dead patches on the lawn.
- Rake up any remaining leaves that survived the winter and lay down mulch in your flowerbeds and beneath the hedges.
- Touch-up peeling paint on the home's exterior.
- Power wash the siding to remove dirt, grime, and residue. Power wash any concrete patios and sidewalks as well.
- Wash your windows and repair window frame caulking and weather-stripping.
- Plant flowering annuals in pots near your front door or porch.
- Check for cracks in the concrete and make sure your driveway is in good condition. Reseal your driveway, if needed.
- Take the storm windows off and wash the windows, inside and out.
- Sweep your deck clean and inspect it, looking for signs of cracked wood and loose nails. Pull out any leaves or debris from between the boards. Stain or paint, if needed.
- If you own a pool, open it for the summer.
- Change out your air filters and inspect the HVAC to make sure it's in good working condition.
- Give your plumbing a tune-up and check for pipe leaks, including sump pump.
- Apply a fresh coat of a neutral color to interior walls, including trim and doors.
- Speed-clean the fireplace so it's ready for inspection.
- Check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Check all appliances to ensure they are in good working order.
- Look into the attic to ensure there are no signs of mold visible.
- Remove any signs of pests or traps.
- Declutter, depersonalize and stage your home – consult me for help with that!
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