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-4 Ideas for Spring Cleaning Tampa Homes –

Any Tampa Bay homeowner knows spring cleaning is important in Florida. This is prime time to get home projects completed and outdoor chores done before the heat of summer.

Particularly, indoor cleaning is also crucial for reducing any lingering pollen, dander, bacteria, and other particles lurking around Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco county homes this time of year.

Clean House with these Homeowner Tips for Spring 2021

As your real estate professionals, we have a few suggestions for homeowners to consider adding to your cleaning to-do lists. Whether staying in place, moving into a new space, or preparing to sell your home, here are four spring cleaning tips for 2021.

  1. PUT ELBOW GREASE INTO IT: Put on some gloves, grab the cleaning solutions, and do a deep cleaning. Sanitizing and disinfecting your home will help support your family’s health and protect against the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses (such as colds, the flu, and Coronavirus).

    Also, don’t forget neglected areas like behind appliances and under the rugs.  Also, consider shining up your baseboards and doors with a specialty polish or perhaps a fresh coat of white paint to brighten the space for spring.

  2. ABOLISH THE ALLERGENS: During Tampa Bay’s spring months, pollen will seep indoors by way of you and your pets. Foot-traffic means household chores may need to increase with more frequent vacuuming, mopping, and dusting.

    Also, consider setting a no-shoe policy in your home to limit exposure to allergens. Notably, this policy may also extend the life of your carpets and hardwood. Experts also say keeping windows closed and the air conditioning on can help filter allergens out of the air in your home.

  3. LET FILTERS DO THE WORK: Clean, high-quality air filters in your HVAC system will help trap debris and prevent particles like dust, dander, pet hair, and other allergens from circulating throughout your home. Change filters monthly or more often according to usage and guidelines.

    Notably, with the respiratory effects and aerosol circulation of COVID-19, many homeowners have also invested in home air purification systems to provide odor control, filter airborne particles, reduce allergens, and kill viruses or bacteria. A purifying system might also provide an ROI if you are planning to sell your home. Also due to COVID-19, today’s buyers are taking special note of homes with upgraded allergen and air-filtration systems.

  4. MAKE IT A FUN ACTIVITY: Household chores like cleaning and taking out the trash are dynamic for keeping the body moving. Consider turning mundane activities into a family competition or a couple’s challenge, such as completing certain chores within a time limit. Be sure to include a prize incentive to ensure everyone is inspired to play along.

In closing, we hope these tips help you enjoy clean, healthy, and happy living spaces this spring. Ask our real estate team for referrals for cleaning experts, interior design experts, home contractors, lenders, or movers to help with your 2021 home goals.

If you need help downsizing, finding the perfect Florida home, investing, or selling your current property, contact Dick and Karla Nielsen at 813-294-5786.