If you’re like most homeowners, each year you compile a spring cleaning list near the end of winter. However, one area that’s often neglected is the outside of our homes. If you’re looking to boost your curb appeal, you can’t let anything slip through the cracks. This year, make sure you take care of the exterior of your home and your property as well as everything inside your house.
Not sure where to begin? We’re here to help. Keep reading for a quick exterior home cleaning checklist.
Cut the Grass
An unkempt yard with long grass and weeds growing everywhere presents the idea that you don’t care. That, or you’re too lazy to mow the yard.
However, mowing the yard once every week to two weeks is a simple exterior home cleaning chore with spectacular results. A well-trimmed lawn looks neat, clean, and inviting. It also helps cut down on unwanted pests.
Trim the Bushes
One of the most common curb appeal killers, and easiest fixes, is to simply give those tall and window-obscuring shrubs and bushes out front a nice flat-top trim. Letting prospective buyers see the full front of the house with windows and all will go a long way toward unloading your house quickly.
Take Care of the Roof and Gutters
Ideally, if your roof is getting on in age you should replace it before selling, but that can be a costly upgrade. If it’s still in good shape though and has a few years left, a thorough cleaning can make it look new, removing stains from trees and algae. It is also a great idea to fix clogged gutters. Clogged gutters can lead to all sorts of problems, like water damage, negative drainage, and more. If you don’t feel safe getting up on a ladder to clean gutters, hire some professionals to do it for you.
Grime and mold and algae that you probably don’t even notice are surely covering the outside of your home, so if you don’t want to paint, or commit the funds to a whole house refresh, rent or borrow a pressure washer. These powerful little cleaning buddies will quickly remove dirt from siding and clean up driveways, walkways, patios, and decks so they look like new.
Though not quite a simple task, unless you have some extra money in your curb appeal budget to pay professional painters, going back over your house with new paint can make it look, well like new! And if you do have the money, it’s as easy as writing out a check or running a credit card.
Clean Your Windows
Another great weekend project that doesn’t seem like it would do much for enticing potential buyers, but once you see the difference between a dirty, dingy window that hazily lets in light compared to a crystal clear one that allows all of the bright light in, you’ll be sold too.
If you’re looking for help with your spring cleaning list, we’ve got your back. We specialize in gutter cleaning, window cleaning, and power washing, contact us today to see what we can do for you.