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Moving to Your New Boone Home: Tips to Maximize This Year’s Spring Cleaning

April 6, 2022

Just like that, the season of spring is rolling in fast, and many of us are making the exciting transition into new homes—and what better way to prepare than a traditional spring cleaning. Whether you’re getting your home ready to sell or freshening up your new one, now is the perfect time to welcome in the warmer temperatures and blooming flowers with a total refresh and reset throughout your home. At Boone Homes, we’re here to help you get back into your warm-weather groove by providing you with a few simple tips for a successful spring cleaning before your big move. 

Clear the clutter

One of the hardest things to conquer when clearing out your home is clutter. It’s extremely easy to collect clutter over the years, and the season of spring brings the perfect time to start decluttering to ensure a seamless transition into your new home. A systematic approach is one of the best ways to get rid of clutter, and the choice is yours when it comes to your personal preference in defeating disorganization. 

A good starting point is to identify problem areas of clutter within your home, and from there you can analyze the reasons for it. You may find yourself asking how it even got there in the first place, and from there you can come up with solutions for your clutter. Whether it be a yard sale, finding storage elsewhere, donating, or simply throwing things away—the most important part is implementing those solutions so you can move forward with your move. To make things a little easier, take an hour each day to declutter before starting your cleaning process. 

Make a schedule and take it room by room

No matter the size of the home or the amount of clutter that you have, it’s important to have a plan before digging in. Scope out your home to see what exactly you’re working with—whether it be a month's worth of cleaning or a day—and plan from there. Map out your objectives for each room throughout your home and highlight the areas that need more attention. Choose a time frame for your cleaning adventures based around your schedule, even if it’s just for 30 minutes a few times a week. Although it may be tempting to jump right in without a plan, having a set schedule will help make sure everything on your pre-moving spring cleaning list gets accomplished efficiently and successfully. 

Additionally, cleaning your home during a move can be a huge task to take on and may seem overwhelming. The best method is to break down your home room by room, and although it may not seem like a huge step—it makes an incredible difference. Instead of being scattered throughout the house, narrow down what needs to be done in each room throughout your home and go from there. Handling your cleaning one room at a time will increase organization and attention to detail, especially in those areas that have been extra neglected throughout the years. Whether you start in the kitchen, the primary suite or the playroom—splitting up your cleaning tasks amongst each room will allow for a much more effective and successful move. 

Another great way to quicken your home preparations is to make it a household endeavor. Whether it’s picking up toys or wiping off counters, there are multiple spring cleaning activities that the whole family can participate in. You’ll likely find yourself marking things off of your checklist much faster with more hands involved. 

Bring the season of spring into your home

When moving into your new home, it’s important to make it your own and get creative. Give your new home a personalized look by including spring-themed decor and adding in some house plants to welcome the colorful season into your home. Add some lightly colored curtains and some textured throw pillows to make it feel extra fresh and clean, as well as incorporating spring scents into your home through air fresheners or candles. Don’t forget to open your windows and enjoy the fresh air of warmer weather for some well-earned springtime satisfaction.

Moving is an exciting time in your life, and it’s essential to declutter and clean now to help ease the stress and make the transition smooth and simple. The season of spring brings the perfect time to prepare for the big move and to start fresh in your new Boone home. Give us a call at (804) 258-4291 or fill out our online form today to learn more about a community near you. 

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