When spring rolls around, a lot of us are sprung with a musty, closed up house.
Time for some spring-cleaning! Yep, becoming a first home buyer means discovering the joys of a good spring clean, where you can just about get that ‘new home’ feeling back despite the internal wear and tear of winter.
And because we’re all about making things easy, we’re passing on 11 easy spring-cleaning tips for first home buyers!
- First home buyers spring cleaning tip #1: Get some spring in the air
If you managed to escape winter for a while, chances are you came back to your first home and noticed it has a distinct smell. A lot of homes develop an odour over winter thanks to all the doors and windows being closed (and the wet dog sleeping on the couch!). Open your windows wide, light some scented candles or diffuse some essential oils for a quick way to bring in fresh air and add new aromas to your home.
- First home buyers spring cleaning tip #2: Clear the entryway
We love giving first home buyers a grand entrance with our home designs, yet life can quickly fill an entryway with clutter. Clearing out your hallway can instantly change the vibe of the area, making it feel much more spacious. Plan to keep it clear for good? Simply install a coat, hat and shoe rack!
- First home buyers spring cleaning tip #3: Glass that gleams
Either Perth has been struck with permanent dense fog, or your windows need a wash! Vinegar and water can often be enough to get them sparkling, giving your home instantly more sunlight.
- First home buyers spring cleaning tip #4: Throw your clutter to the gutter
From books to ornaments and clothing, chances are you don’t need half the stuff that is currently taking up space in your first home. So be ruthless and un-squish those shelves and drawers to make every space look and feel better – your local charity shop will thank you too!
- First home buyers spring cleaning tip #5: Clean the oven
At Easystart Homes, we pride ourselves on giving first home buyers quality appliances. If crumbs and crud have invaded the oven in your first home, it’s time to get scrubbing! A mix of bi-carbonate soda and vinegar are a chemical free yet effective way to make your oven look brand new.
- First home buyers spring cleaning tip #6: Rework your rooms
Is your couch in the same place as when you first moved in to your first home? How about your bed? Shuffle a few pieces of furniture around to instantly freshen up the feel of any room.
- First home buyers spring cleaning tip #7: What about the walls?
Marks and scuffs on the walls can make your first home feel a bit run down. Wash walls (and even the ceiling) with sugar soap to clean them up, and maybe even consider painting a bright feature wall once you’re done!
- First home buyers spring cleaning tip #8: Get arty with your artwork
That nice print in your guest room that you never look at? Swap it with the artwork hanging in your living room or master bedroom for a fresh new perspective.
- First home buyers spring cleaning tip #9: Suck the skirtings
From thick skirting boards to thin scotia, dust (and dust mites) can readily accumulate on top. When vacuuming the floor, be sure to give the tops of skirting boards or scotia the once-over as well.
- First home buyers spring cleaning tip #10: Clean the curtain
Shower curtains can get discoloured and mouldy, especially over winter! Spring is the perfect time to throw it in the washing machine and let it dry in the sun (always check the tag first to make sure it’s machine washable!)
- First home buyers spring cleaning tip #11: Get out and about
One of the best things about being a first home buyer in spring is getting back out into your own back yard. So don’t forget to focus on this area when spring cleaning – tidy, mow, prune and remember to save some clippings for a vase inside!
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