The flowers are blooming, the birds are serenading, and, at least according to our clocks, spring has sprung. And what is more synonymous with spring than spring cleaning? For many Orange County homeowners, spring cleaning is a long-standing tradition that freshens up homes and allows families to get a head start on the entertaining that comes with both spring and summer in the OC.
If your Orange County home is in need of a little spring cleaning (and if you are considering selling your home, it just might be!), read on for tips on how to make this event a fun-filled family one!

Spring Cleaning Checklists By Room

Each room needs its own deep cleaning. Whether this means going through closets to pick out items that haven’t been worn in years (and then donating them to charity) or just really getting into nooks and crannies, take time to go through each room in your house and get rid of what isn’t necessary!

Clearing Clutter and Organizing During Spring Cleaning

Continuing along the lines above, one of the biggest aspects of spring cleaning is getting rid of clutter that you and your family no longer need. Don’t know what to do with all of the unnecessaries? Plan a garage sale. If you absolutely cannot get rid of the items permanently, but no longer want them taking up space in your house, put them in storage. Take advantage of the natural urge to get rid of items that are weighing you down. And the good news? Cleaning will be a lot easier when the clutter is gone.

Getting the Family Involved in Spring Cleaning

If you need a little help in your cleaning endeavors (and who doesn’t?), get your family involved. Make it fun. Play games and tell stories about the items you are getting rid of and / or holding onto. Throw on some music and plan a big reward (pizza dinner!) when the work is done.

Spring cleaning is a great idea, especially if you are considering selling your Orange County home. Potential buyers are not interested in maneuvering around clutter and knick knacks, they want to see the core of the home they might be buying.

For more information on how to portray your Orange County home in the best light during the selling process, contact Cheryl Marquis today.