Spring and summer in Edmonton are the best time to make a move, whether that be because you are purchasing a new home or maybe creating an income property for yourself.
Many of us are looking for a change for so many reasons: better location, a better-sized home to suit our needs, better amenities, or maybe this is the year you’ve decided to rent out your spare bedroom or basement.
It’s the perfect time to look for a new place or put a room up for rent because it seems like everyone gets the same urge at the same time and the market explodes with availability. However, with so many people looking, the competition is fierce and prime real estate gets snapped up quickly. So, make your home as appealing as possible and increase the chances that you’ll get the people and price you’re looking for.
While your screens are out, give your windows a wash. Indoors, you can use a microfiber cloth or some paper towels and a natural window cleaner.
Outdoor windows can be harder to reach, so a squeegee and a soapy bucket of water is the best way to go.
Tip: Wipe the squeegee’s blade clean with a dry rag as you go.
Declutter Your Home
Moving time, next to spring cleaning (TODO NYSSA embed link to spring cleaning blog) time, is the perfect time to get rid of your clutter. Go through your closets, bookshelves, cupboards, shed, and garage and take out all of the things you don’t use, need, or want anymore.
Here are some of the things you can donate in Edmonton:
Books you’ve read or feel like you’re never going to read
Small bottles of shampoo and conditioner you’ve collected from hotels
Extra diapers and other baby items that your little one has grown too big for
Blankets that aren’t getting used anymore
Here are some things you should throw out (or preferably find a way to recycle):
Stained or ratty clothing
Stationery: leaky or damaged pens, pencil stubs, post-it pads with only a few sheets left
Magazines, old flyers, receipts, unopened mail, receipts
Deep Clean Your Bathroom
You can really make an impression with a lovely bathroom. A sparkling shower and bathtub are very important to prospective buyers and renters. After all, people spend a lot of time in the bathroom, and the last thing they want to see when they’re having a nice, relaxing soak in the tub is a ceiling with brown spots, mildew or mold on it.
Here’s a checklist for your bathroom cleaning. If you hit all of these areas, you’ll be ready for buyers or tenants in no time!
Clean out the medicine cabinet and organize the cupboard underneath.
Dust the ceiling and wash any brown spots.
Dust the ceiling fan.
Replace any burnt out light bulbs.
Sweep and mop.
Deep Clean Your Kitchen
Deep cleaning your kitchen is another way to impress your visitors. Kitchen cleaning is a project in itself, so we felt it deserved its own blog post. We cover cleaning your oven, refrigerator, cupboards, and sink. We also offer tips for keeping your kitchen smelling great. You can find the blog here. (TODO NYSSA embed link to kitchen cleaning article)
Feeling overwhelmed? The experts at Krinkle Klean in Edmonton can help!
Cleaning your home can be a chore, but Krinkle Klean offers professional residential cleaning services to make your life a little easier. We can help you with your move-out and move-in cleaning and we can come in and clean as often as you’d like.