It’s that infamous time of year when we all feel that call to clear out the old and bring in the new with a thorough summer cleaning. Along with finally saying goodbye to winter weather, this is the time of year when the days start to get longer and we spend more time at home, naturally making it the perfect time of year to clean our homes from top to bottom! But, did you know that it’s also the time of year when many customers decide to put their homes on the market? If you’re considering moving to Des Moines this time of year, then you’ve come to the right place for tips on using your summer cleaning time to get your home in the perfect shape for the marketplace. 

Covering the Basics 

The basics of your summer clean should include all of the following:

  • Wiping Down Walls, Ceilings, & Woodwork
  • Deep Cleaning Carpets, Floors, & Drapes
  • Moving Furniture to Reach Untouched Spots
  • Shampooing Upholstery
  • Cushioned Removed & Cleaned
  • Dusting Emptied Shelves, Ceiling Fans, Chandeliers, & Lamp Shades
  • Washing Windows (Inside & Out) & Window Panes, Sashes, Sills, and Screens

Give an Extra Boost for Some Added Value

If your summer cleaning plans also include putting your house up on the market, consider addressing these additional areas to help improve the overall look and value of your home: 

  • Reseal Cement-Based Grout on Wall, Floor, & Countertop Tiles
  • Re-Organize Closets and Storage Spaces to Illustrate Space
  • Oil Stiff & Squeaky Door Hinges
  • Power Wash Siding, Decks, Patios, Outdoor Furniture, & Driveway
  • Wash Outdoor Umbrellas/Awnings & Clean Outdoor Light Fixtures

Final Tips

Finally, don’t forget to air out your home with open windows as you clean, to vent cleaning fumes and keep your home smelling fresh. And, when you’ve sold your home and you’re ready to look for Des Moines long distance movers to help get you on your way, look no further than Smoldt Moving! As your Des Moines moving company, we’ll make your relocation experience as smooth and stress-free as possible. Contact our friendly team to learn more, or fill out our online form to request a free quote!

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