Here in Minneapolis, spring is upon us… apparently.
Although we’re experiencing some lasting wintery weather, the market is starting to warm up, says Brady Kroll of Edina Realty.
“In spite of the snow, multiple offers and same-day sales are not uncommon right now. This is especially true for properties that are priced properly and presented well”
When it comes to spring cleaning, even a little goes a long way. If you’re looking to list your property in the near future, it’s definitely a worthwhile exercise says Brady, as those looking to buy in spring and summer have likely undergone the spring cleaning exercise themselves, and know what to look out for in a tidy home.
Our top tips to get started are:
1. Create your own all-purpose cleaner by mixing baking soda with acidic vinegar. Great for removing built up grime or tough surface stains, and diluted down with water makes a powerful all-purpose surface cleaner.
2. Start your kitchen clean-up with 2 empty boxes. Go through all your cupboards and drawers, and put together a box of items to donate and a box of items to store somewhere other than the kitchen. Clear your countertops of everything except items you use at least 4 times per week. Be strict with this decluttering process – you’ll thank yourself later for the extra bench space.
3. For bedrooms, at the very least, flip and rotate all the mattresses. Freshen up dusty pillows and throws in the dryer on low/no heat, or save energy by fluffing and hanging them out in the sun. Spot clean furniture using a “whipped detergent”. Beat a mixture of half dish soap and half water into a froth. Soak a cloth in the mixture, wash the stain, then rinse with a cloth soaked in fresh water.
Interested in a more extensive checklist? Check out one of our favorite spring cleaning articles here – this article breaks down the daunting process into 9 steps, with simple instructions, clear time expectations, and equipment needed.
Looking to enter the market in time for the summer surge?
Get in touch with Brady today.