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By looking out the window, you would never tell it was May. Snow is falling and it looks like we should be decorating the Christmas tree instead of preparing the lawn mower. But just as fast as it comes in at this time of the year, it departs just as quickly.

 

As most of us were probably starting to focus on a spring clean, it is still a great idea to get motivated for the changes spring and summer bring and to do something.  I found this great list about some of the things you can do in order to Spring forward.

 

1. Sell something

When the weather gets warmer, it's time for a garage sale. Gather up all your unwanted stuff and put it out on the lawn (once the snow melts). It is a great time to unclutter your home & property and make a few bucks to boot. 

 

2. Donate something

Take everything that doesn't sell over to a local charity.  
 

3. Trash something

If you have large items that cannot be sold or donated, you don't have to live with them taking up all the space in your garage. If you are not using it, haul it out.  

 

4. Clean something

The concept of spring cleaning isn't about your normal routine of vacuuming and dusting. It's time to go deep. Move furniture and clean underneath and behind as those are often areas that are missed. Pull back the blinds and clean the windows. And while you're at it, you might as well clean the blinds.

 

5. Scrub something

It's a good time to get to those things that need a little extra effort such as cleaning out your washing machine, scrubbing the walls or door areas where there is high traffic area, etc.

 

6. Organize something

The closets you've been ignoring? Plan your attack and go for it. You never know what you'll find in there that you've been missing (or forgot about). And cleaning out your closets is also a great way to find items to sell and donate. 

 

7. Renew something

That dated chair that didn't sell at your garage sale? Maybe you could pretty it up with some paint or fabric. With a little time and effort, you might actually create a new favorite piece.

 

8. Plant something

Spring is the time to get your garden in gear. Flowers, bulbs, and certain veggies thrive in Spring.

 

9. Update something

Paint colors stuck in the wrong decade? Maybe it's time for a fresh coat. If you don't have a keen eye for colors, hire a design consultant to assist you or check out Benjamin Moore's website and download a picture of your room and play with colors online.

 

10. Upgrade something

Maybe it's just time to chuck it all and move. The Spring buying season is upon us, after all. If you are thinking of moving, remember that all the same rules apply for getting your home sale ready as they do for getting Spring ready. And if you don't know where to start in preparing your home, give me a call and we can look at all the assets you have and how to highlight them in order to get your home sold. 

 

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