Sing me some graces, there is such a thing as over-cleaning! Here are ten chores around the home that you really only need to do annually, minus special circumstances. Let's dive in!
1. Curtains & Drapes
Unfortunately, we don't mean the dusting part. You'll want to dust at least once a month, but when it actually comes time to getting them cleaned, you only really need to do that once a year. You can take them in to get dry cleaned or follow the instructions on their tags if you choose to wash them at home.
2. House Gutters
Gutter guards can be a great investment, especially if you live around trees that shed all year long. These can keep your gutter cleanings minimal, generally about once per year. You'll want to do this in the autumn when all of the leaves from the trees have already fallen.
3. Fireplace & Chimney
After the winter, you'll want to give your fireplace a thorough cleaning. You can use a shop vacuum to clean up the embers. Make sure to wash down the fireplace tools as well. Go an extra step further and schedule an appointment with a chimney sweeper.
We wish we meant vacuuming, but that's pretty much a weekly or biweekly task for most households. In this case, we mean a deep clean. The best time to get this taken care of is right after summer.
5. Outdoor Furniture
The best time to clean outdoor furniture is when you bring them out of storage for Spring. Of course, if messes up happen while you're using them, you want to clean the spots right away, so you avoid an accumulation of stains in a short period.
Mattresses have improved through the years but they still need a little bit of attention. At least once a year, give your mattress a thorough cleaning and change the position of it.
7. Kitchen Cabinets & Pantry
Early November is a great time to clean out kitchen cabinets, drawers, and the food pantry to get them ready for the holidays. Do a section of cabinets at a time and empty them out completely. Wipe down the shelves and reline with shelf paper if needed.
8. Linen Closet
Just once a year, empty out your linen closet and give it a thorough cleaning. Take time to vacuum away dust and spiderwebs and reline any shelves.
9. Garage, Basement, & Attic
No one is expecting you to have a perfect garage, basement, or attic. However, a good cleaning at least once a year can help you keep an eye on things, such as moisture or insect problems. It can also feel good to get rid of junk that tends to accumulate in these hidden spaces.
If you're in the market to sell your home, you can always give me a call, and I'll refer over some preferred vendors that can help you knock out your cleaning tasks.
Author:Lauren Rockwell Phone: 214-717-1636 Dated: January 14th 2019 Views: 911 About Lauren: Hi, I am Lauren and I am a real estate agent with Rogers Healy and Associates. I grew up in the DFW ...
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Rogers Healy, a native Texan, has lived in Dallas for the majority of his life. Before moving to Dallas, Rogers lived in Corpus Christi and San Antonio. Rogers and his family moved from South Texas to Dallas, in the early 1990’s, so he and his sister could attend the Highland Park schools. Rogers instantly fell in love with everything Dallas had to offer, especially the beauty and uniqueness of the homes and neighborhoods.
Rogers’ real estate career started in college. More than half of SMU’s students are from out of state, so the students constantly found themselves looking for someone to help them find a place to live.
“It is always rewarding helping friends find new places to live. I love b eing an ambassador for Dallas, it is a personal thrill for me. It was a natural fit to enter the world of real estate. I haven’t looked back since.”
For several years, Rogers had the good fortune of being associated with some of the nation's most respected real estate professionals. When the time was right, he started pursuing his dream of owning his own real estate business.
Rogers Healy and Associates Residential Real Estate was formed in 2007. The business has been built by taking a non traditional approach, to a traditional business.
“Being able to mentor and manage, based on what I truly love about real estate has been the biggest thrill of being a business owner. Our success as a company has been attributed to working among people I have the utmost respect and admiration for.”
In 2009, Rogers was named one of the Top 30 Realtors under the age of 30 in the country by Realtor magazine. In the same year, he was invited to be a part of the National Association of Realtor's YPN Advisory Board. in 2009, Rogers was named a finalist for NAR's "Pioneer Award. In 2010, the Dallas Business Journal named RHA one of the "Best Places to Work." In 2011, the Dallas Business Journal named Rogers Healy one the "Top 40 under 40," recognizing DFW's up and coming business leaders. In 2011, the Dallas Morning News named RHA the NUMBER ONE small business to work for and named Rogers the business "Executioner of the year." In 2012, Rogers was named to the Collin County Business Press' "Top 40 under 40.".
“Whether you’re looking to rent your first apartment, sell your luxury estate, or you’re looking for a property manager, we can take care of you. The fact that we’re working for our family and friends, makes it that much sweeter.”