Homeowners March 9, 2024

Spring Cleaning Checklist

The warmer months are approaching here in the pacific northwest. Warmer weather means it is time to gear up for spring cleaning and maintenance. Regardless of whether you rent or own, a clean home not only offers a fresh start, but also enhances the comfort and enjoyment of your living space. A clean and organized home is more comfortable and enjoyable to live in. By decluttering, tidying up, and refreshing your living space, you can create a more inviting atmosphere. Whether you are tackling tasks indoors or outdoors, here’s a checklist to guide your efforts and ensure efficiency.


Check Your Attic:

Before the summer heat sets in, inspect your attic for sufficient insulation, signs of pests, and any potential roof leaks.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance:

Ensure optimal performance and energy efficiency by scheduling annual tune-ups for your heating and cooling systems.

Clean and Repair Window Screens:

Get ready to welcome the fresh air by repairing or replacing damaged window screens.

Clean (especially the Ceiling Fans):

Dust, allergens, and other pollutants can accumulate over the winter months, reducing your indoor air quality. Improve your indoor air quality by dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning surfaces, to remove these contaminants and create a healthier living environment. Don’t forget, you can quickly improve air circulation and energy efficiency by simply giving your ceiling fans a thorough cleaning.

Apply Weather Stripping:

Seal gaps around windows, doors, and exhaust fans to keep cool air in, hot air out, and prevent the creepy crawlers from making their way into your home.


Check for Damaged Roof Shingles:

If you are not in a place to pay a professional or get on your roof yourself, use binoculars or a drone to inspect your roof for any curling, broken, or missing shingles.

Wash the Exterior:

A great way to extend the life of your exterior paint and enhance curb appeal is to wash the siding with a stiff brush and water.

Search Out Rotten Wood:

Identify and address areas of rot on  both siding and trim to prevent further damage that could end up quite costly if left unaddressed.

Clean the Gutters:

Prevent overflow and flooding by cleaning out your gutters and downspouts. Don’t want to do it yourself? Hire a professional to. Don’t know one? Connect with me and I can provide you several suggestions.

Prepare Your Lawn to Grow:

Rake away dead grass, aerate the lawn, reseed bare spots, and apply spring fertilizer to promote healthy growth.

By tackling these spring cleaning and maintenance tasks, you will ensure your home is ready to shine inside and out, making the most of the beautiful seasons ahead here in the pacific northwest. Remember, if you are a homeowner, regular maintenance and cleaning can help preserve the condition of your home and prevent deterioration. This can contribute to maintaining or even increasing your home’s value over time, which is beneficial when you decide to sell.

If you are considering selling, feel free to connect with me and I can help you determine a task list of importance.

If you need motivation, check out our Spring Cleaning Spotify Playlist Here.