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3 Spring Cleaning Tips - Amended a Bit!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes BR564219000

I was reading an online article today about three ways to jumpstart my spring cleaning, and I decided to amend it a bit.

Number One was to change our central heating filters.  I don't know about you, but every professional I have spoken to always says "Buy the cheap ones, because the air flow is good, and change them every time you pay your utility bill".  So if you haven't changed your filters since the weather turned cold...perhaps you might want to make a new, new years resolution!  Change often!!!

And on the subject of filters -- did you know they should be changed at least every 6 months.  (Not a year)  Think about how skanky your pet waterers get if you don't clean them out!

Number Two: Test smoke alarms.  Good call.  Don't wait for the chirp.

Number Three:  They say to wipe down walls and baseboards.  That's a big job. Maybe choose a wall a day, or a room a week.... There's all sorts of tips on Google on how to best clean.  Knock yourself out or hire a professional.

If you need a recommendation for a local expert?  Call me, I've got a list of folks my clients and I have used that I can help you out with.

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If I can assist you in your home buying or selling in Marana, Tucson, Oro Valley, or Vail, please don't hesitate to call me!  Email at Cara@SWDeserthomes.com

Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes


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Comments (6)

John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Cara Marcelle Mancuso these are very good helpful list of tips for Spring cleaning.

Mar 15, 2023 03:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Cara- I love this. I have marked on my calendar when to change the filters and we write the date they're changed on the filter. I agree about tackling a room a day or whatever works for you so it won't seem like an impossible task. 

Mar 15, 2023 06:52 PM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

You must be very good with a calendar!  I have my phone, which I don't use much, and I carry around a paper one for the visual!


Mar 16, 2023 07:56 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Cara my other half Diane harasses me about changing the filters every couple months:)Endre

Mar 15, 2023 10:39 PM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Makes you feel useful, right??

Mar 16, 2023 07:57 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Congratulations on your recent sale.  Nice house and nice job with your presentation.
Mar 16, 2023 04:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I buy inexpensive filters and change them religiously every month. I also have my HVAC system religiously serviced twice a year... fall and spring.

Mar 16, 2023 05:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Cara - a regular home maintenance program is a good routine.  And that routine can be adjusted to so many different aspects of our "regular" life which isn't so "regular".  

Mar 16, 2023 07:25 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Routine is indeed difficult with an irregular life!

Mar 16, 2023 07:57 AM