Spring Cleaning - the Perfect Cure for Self-isolation Boredem

Posted by Bryce Hansen on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 1:12pm.

 

We're living in strange times, with most of us currently sitting at home twiddling our thumbs in self-isolation. Luckily, with the change of the seasons here in the Comox Valley, it's the perfect time to spend ur days in self-isolation to Spring clean our homes! Spring cleaning is a great time to review closets, garages, and storage rooms; donating any items no longer serving purpose in your home. Take some of your newly found time at home to get your property in a sparkling state with these areas of focus:

The House as a Whole
Pick a room and get down to business cleaning baseboards, windowsills, doors and windows. This is a great time to dust from the top of a room to the bottom, ensuring you're eliminating any potential dust allergens. If you're feeling extra ambitious and want to tackle washing your walls to give them the same sparkle, this article from Better Home and Garden details how to appropriately clean different paint finishes.


Kitchen

One of the areas of the house that sees the most surface cleaning on the day-to-day is also one of the most highly sought-after Courtenay real estate features; the kitchen. But when was the last time you gave your kitchen some deep-clean love? Vacuum behind all of the appliances to remove dust and crumb debris, take everything off the counters for unobstructed disinfecting and clean both the inside and the doors of all cupboards.

Bathrooms
There’s no better way to relax at the end of a long day than with a long soak in a warm, clean tub. These small spaces can pack a lot of dirt and grime, so slip on your rubber gloves and get down to work. Choose cleaning products that are safe yet effective to polish showers, toilets, tubs and vanities. Round out the deep clean by washing bathroom walls, dusting light fixtures and scrubbing tile floors to return grout to its post-installation prime.

Linens, Bedding and Drapery
Curtains and drapes add a “pop” of character to any room in your house. These window coverings need attention too to remove the dust and grime they’ve collected over the season. A routine clean will spruce them up nice for spring. Make a lap around your house to collect throw pillow cases, cozy blankets and bedroom linens for a fresh wash.

Bedrooms
While you’re in the bedroom freshening linens and drapery, take the time to review and organize your closet. Establish your effective and efficient closet, sorting items to where they belong and setting aside pieces for donation that you’re not going to wear. If you’re looking to significantly reduce the number of items in your closet for a more streamlined wardrobe experience, have a look at the Capsule Wardrobe method which boasts a mere 37 items per season. Take the time to peek under your bed, ridding the area of dust, pet dander and cluttered items hanging out.


With your indoor spring cleaning complete, it’s time to grab your favourite beverage and kick your feet up to celebrate a job well done. Enjoy your sparkling clean Comox Valley real estate and stay tuned for the next edition of the Bryce Hansen Real Estate Blog: Maximizing Your Storage Space Tips.

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