Spring is Here! Prepare your Home for Showing


Spring is here, and for some of us, that means spring cleaning as well. If you’re preparing your home for sale, it’s even more important. Depending on your habits, the job could be either big or small. Below are a few tips that will help you with your spring cleaning, or any time of year.

Did you know that the kitchen sink can contain more bacteria than a toilet seat? If you’ve ever noticed a smell coming from the disposal, it’s usually because the bacteria have taken over. Disinfecting the sink every few weeks can help keep things clean and sanitary all year-round. Store-bought disinfectants are great, but if you still notice an odd smell, try cutting up a lemon and putting it down there. Turn on the disposal and let it run until everything’s been eviscerated.

While you’re in the kitchen, why not tackle the dishwasher? Put a little baking soda on a damp sponge and wipe all around the edges to remove stuck on food. Run a cycle with your dishwasher empty using cleaner that kills E. coli, or even bleach.

Take a look inside your oven. Do you see anything on the bottom? Often times, juices and the burned remnants of meals-gone-by will find their way to the bottom of the oven and leave tough stains. Oven cleaner will usually work to get the stains off, but if you want to avoid the problem altogether, why not try a non-stick oven liner? They’re inexpensive whenever they get dirty, just run them through the dishwasher.
Cleaning the home can be a big job, but it doesn’t have to be all done at once. Take it one room at a time and keep on plugging; you’ll be done in no time!
Tripp Jones Real Estate for Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys, Call 661-733-4555 or 818-527-6292