Spring Cleaning Guide

Spring Cleaning Bliss: Refreshing Your New Illinois Home!

The warmer months have finally arrived, providing the perfect opportunity for spring cleaning your new Illinois home. With the state’s distinct four-season climate, it’s crucial to prepare your home for the warmer months and ensure it remains a clean and inviting space for your family to enjoy! As a reputable home builder in Illinois, Gerstad Builders understands the importance of preparing for the change of seasons!

Revitalizing Your Sanctuary

Decluttering Delight

Let’s start by decluttering your new home! Take the time to organize your belongings and consider donating items you no longer need or use. By embracing a clutter-free environment and organization, your home will transform into a peaceful and serene atmosphere.

Deep Clean Extravaganza

In addition to your regular cleaning routine, deep cleaning is essential for your home. Pay attention to details such as wiping down baseboards, cleaning behind and under appliances, refreshing windows, dusting surfaces, wiping walls and ceilings, shampooing carpets, reviving upholstery and resealing grout lines as needed. A thorough cleaning will breathe new life into every corner of your home, making it feel fresh and rejuvenated.

Polish the Facade & Prepare for Summer Delights

Spring Roof Rejuvenation

Start your exterior cleaning journey by inspecting your roof for any signs of winter damage, such as missing or damaged shingles. Remember to clean out gutters and downspouts to ensure proper water drainage during your spring cleaning! Promptly addressing these issues will prevent potential water leaks and further deterioration.

Window Wonderland

As you embark on the task of brightening up your living spaces, dedicate time to meticulously clean your windows from the inside out, ensuring a pristine appearance. Polish the screens, sills and glass to enhance the overall aesthetic of your home and invite an abundance of natural light, contributing to a warm and inviting atmosphere. Simultaneously, seize this spring cleaning opportunity to carefully inspect the windows for any signs of winter damage, addressing any issues promptly and effectively.

Spring Deck Revival

Prepare your deck for the delightful summer days by conducting a thorough inspection for signs of winter damage, such as loose boards or nails. Once you have identified any issues, utilize a pressure washer to remove accumulated dirt and grime. Consider resealing the deck if needed to provide added protection against the elements. Lastly, ensure that your deck furniture undergoes a thorough cleaning before being placed back, guaranteeing a fresh and inviting outdoor space for relaxation and entertainment.

Lush Lawn Love

After the long winter, it’s time to give your lawn the attention it deserves by tending to the plants that didn’t survive and diligently addressing the pesky weeds starting to sprout. In addition, applying fertilizer as needed will nourish the soil and promote healthy growth for the remaining plants. Remember to trim your plants to encourage their vitality and add a fresh layer of mulch or pine straw to the landscape to breathe new life into your outdoor surroundings!

Walkways of Wonder

Remember to clean your walkways and other concrete areas around your property! Use a pressure washer to remove dirt, moss or stains, revealing a pristine path that enhances the overall curb appeal of your home.

Embrace the change of seasons and create a space that welcomes spring’s beauty by spring cleaning your new home! Unlock the door to your dream home with Gerstad Builders and stay updated on upcoming community news, helpful tips and more on our Blog.

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