How To Simplify Spring Cleaning Projects

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

Author: Patricia Feager, 2/16/2018

 

WHEN DOES SPRING START AND END

Spring begins March 20 and ends on June 21, 2018.

 

BASIC TWO-STEP

Organize your spring cleaning into two steps:

  1. Who are you going to call?
  2. What can you do everyday for 32 days?

 

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS

Now is the time to shop prices and start scheduling appointments in advance to hire reputable companies. Examples may include: 

  • Hard Wired Smoke Detectors
  • Central A/C Maintenace
  • Roof Inspection
  • Dryer Vent Cleaning
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Window Washing
  • Water Heater Inspection
  • Termite and Pest Inspectors
  • Landscapers
  • Painters

 

ASK NOT WHAT THEY CAN DO FOR YOU BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR YOU

Count the number of rooms in your home. To that number, add the following:

  • # of Closets
  • Garage
  • Linen Closets
  • Cabinets
  • # of Drawers
  • Storage Spaces
  • Storage Sheds
  • Yard Work

If the number you come up with is something like 7 rooms plus 25 extras, take a pledge to go through all 32 places in your home each day and pick a number, i.e., minimum 5, or the maximum # (your choice). Or schedule a time at minimum 5 minutes a day, then commit to spend each day dedicated to each room or added place to declutter and remove, repair, discard, or donate at minimum five items or more.  

 

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

If you plan to commit, your spring cleaning will be easier than you think. Your house and property will be clean in no time. You will not feel exhausted, even if do choose the minimum effort, something is better than nothing. Not only will you free up space in your home to make it look good, smell better, and be in better condition, you will be free to enjoy the beauty of spring and summer having more time on hand for activities of your choice. 

 

POSITIVE PEOPLE GET POSITIVE RESULTS --- PATRICIA FEAGER


Only a fool would do nothing and pay the consequences later.

 

 

PLAN WITH PASSION

PATRICIA FEAGER

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Patricia... a very practical and easy approach to organizing one's home for spring cleaning. Love it.

Feb 16, 2018 06:47 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Like anything, if broken down in to small pieces a lot can be acheived.

Feb 16, 2018 10:06 AM #2
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George Souto
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Patricia those are good lists, now I have to see how quickly my wife will get all of that done

Feb 16, 2018 03:24 PM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That's a great little list that is sure to help assist with spring cleaning projects, Patricia.

Feb 16, 2018 04:54 PM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Patricia, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Feb 16, 2018 04:55 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
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Excellent list and approach for spring cleaning, Patricia. I usually start my spring cleaning in late March or early April. Depends on the weather, as sometimes it snows in March and in April.

Feb 16, 2018 07:20 PM #6
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is a great list and I am always about simplifying anything that I can, especially cleaning, haha.

Feb 17, 2018 06:08 AM #7
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Patricia Feager, I like the idea of breaking down to small pieces and numbering. For some reason, cleaning is very therapeutic for me, especially after I'm done. 

Feb 21, 2018 07:37 AM #8
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Beth Atalay - Thank you so much! I was so excited to write this one and hoped others would like it too. I am grateful 8 good friends thought it was good too. 

You are best! Thank you, Beth.

Feb 21, 2018 07:51 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander - I remember how excited I was to get up so early in the morning and start this blog post. It's nice to know you were the first one to comment and a few followed and felt the same way.

I am thankful for all 8 of you!

Feb 21, 2018 07:52 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thank you, Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - I call it my divide and conquer plan! It was nice to know you were but a handful that seemed to think this was a good post.

I really do appreciate you.

Feb 21, 2018 07:53 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - LOL. I hope you really didn't mean it. Your wife deserves a maid or a man like you to shoulder the responsibilities. 

Feb 21, 2018 07:54 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Myrl Jeffcoat - thank you so much for the feature!!! It really means a lot to know you read my posts and think they are good enough for a feature. I know you put a lot of work into making those decisions and I never take you for granted.

I woke one morning just feeling so sure this one would be of value to others. It was sweet of you and the handful of others who thought it was worthwhile.

Thank you!!!

Feb 21, 2018 07:57 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Rebecca Gaujot - I think we all do our spring cleaning when the weather makes best sense. I'm glad you liked my list! It really means a lot to me.

Thank you!

Feb 21, 2018 08:06 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - Wonderful! I'm glad I creatived something useful that you can use!

Have a great day!

Feb 21, 2018 08:07 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Beth Atalay I am happy to hear what you have to say. Simplifying the tasks helps get us motivated. And you're right, it's such a good work out. In the end, it really feels great!

Thank you, Beth! 

Feb 21, 2018 08:08 AM #16
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Look at you inspiring everyone to get their spring cleaning done! I'm all for that!

Feb 21, 2018 08:10 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thanks, Sharon! I know our weather is different here in TX, but it's never too early to start!

 

Feb 21, 2018 09:15 AM #18
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Ha!  I try to do a little bit of something like this every day but my plans soon become cast aside when I opt for playing in the garden instead! Life is too short to spend it all simply keeping everything in order. Let the closets become chaotic I say.

Feb 21, 2018 07:45 PM #19
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Dear Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - The premise for my post was to help prospective sellers. I am sorry if I offended you. I know you're a busy woman who works for a living and enjoys life to the fullest. So for now, I'll take the beatings, the punch in the stomach, and the slap in my face and will be more careful not to be offensive. 

Feb 21, 2018 08:07 PM #20
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