Spring has sprung and it is time to get your house thoroughly cleaned up once again. Whether you are living in Florida, Thailand or Costa Rica, Kijner & Sons International Realty would like to share with you some simple tips to help maintain your home’s value. These tips can also make a big difference if you are trying to sell your house.

Inside your house, some extra time should be spent on the following:

  • De-bug overhead fixtures
  • Clean your windows and mirrors
  • Remove dust and stains from your upholstery and other fabrics. You can also get your carpet cleaned up
  • Dust your furniture, bookshelves and ceiling fan blades
  • Vacuum heat vents and register blades
  • Polish hardware such as handles, door hinges and cabinet knobs
  • Replace dirty or broken switch plates and weather stripping
  • In the bathroom, remove mineral deposits, dirt and rust found in the bathtub, the shower, the sink and the toilet
  • In the kitchen, clean your cabinets, drawers and countertops. Don’t forget to regularly clean your fridge, freezer, stove, microwave and oven.

The outside of the house is equally important. Don’t forget, it is the first thing that people will see. So if you want to make a first good impression, you should:

  • Make sure all the outside lights are working properly
  • Remove major oil and dirt stains from the driveway
  • Refresh the exterior walls’ paint
  • Fix the doorbell and mailbox if needed
  • Trim the trees on your lawn and mow the grass
  • Clean up the pool, the cage pool and the lanai. You can use a pressurized water gun to get the work done in no time
  • Take care of the rain gutters and the sliding

A little effort now can really pay off in the long run and give your house a fresh look that will make it more appealing to prospective buyers.

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