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Spring Cleaning Tips for a Fresh Season

March 4, 2020

Step outside and take a breath of fresh, clean air — spring has arrived! What better way to celebrate the season of new beginnings than by freshening up your New Tradition home? From your window sills to your pillows, small changes can make a big difference in the look and feel of your living space.

When it comes to welcoming a new season throughout beautiful Washington, all of us at New Tradition Homes can’t help but feel the festive spirit. This season, make some easy adjustments to your beautiful home to start out the best time of the year right.

Our Favorite Spring Cleaning Tips

1. Welcome Home: Spruce up your outdoor welcome mat by hosing it down and letting it air-dry. Another effective way of stopping dirt in its tracks (no pun intended) is to use a mat on the inside of your door as well. If you already have one, vacuum both sides of it to really get the dirt out for a new season of visitors.

2. Bubble Fun: Did you know that one of your favorite beverages is also one of the best cleaning agents for your refrigerator? After you’ve thrown out food you don’t want, give your appliance a deep clean with a mixture of salt and soda water. The “abrasive texture of the salt” mixes with the bubbles to scrub grime away.

3. Dust It Off: Even the simplest tasks can make a big impact. Dusting off the surfaces of your home, from your coffee table to your kitchen counters to your window sills, can give your entire home a fresh vibe and feel. With a cloth or store-bought duster, get around places like coffeemaker nooks, pictures frames, and vases.

4. Trash Talk: Believe it not, your trash can needs some cleaning love too. Although this might not sound like the most fun chore, you’ll be singing its praises once your trash can is as good as new. Completely empty your kitchen trash can, spray it with a disinfectant, scrub it with a toilet brush, and voila! The smells are long gone.

5. Bedding Beauty: Without a doubt, there are few things more special in your home than your cozy bed. Refresh this space by switching out thicker winter sheets and pillowcases for light and airy spring ones. Not to mention, a new look — like a light-colored duvet or spring-themed pillows — adds brightness to your room.

6. Flower Power: The most prominent sign of spring, fresh flowers make this time of the year so enjoyable. Whether in your master bedroom, guest bathroom, dining room, or kitchen, sweet-smelling flowers like lilacs, tulips, and daffodils make your home feel clean, light, and beautiful… and most of all, as happy as can be. 

7. Gut Your Garage: Let’s face it, it’s not difficult to let the things in your garage pile up. With the official start of spring around the corner, make it a point to tackle your garage! After sorting items into piles (keep, donate, sell, recycle), do a little dusting, sweeping, and wiping down, and it’ll be as good as new in no time. 

There’s nothing as sweet as springtime scents and a little bit of sunshine! This season, make sure your New Tradition home feels just as fresh as it does outside with a little bit of cleaning. We can’t wait to see how you spruce up your new home in Washington! From all of us at New Tradition Homes, have a happy and refreshing spring. 

WE LOVE OUR HOME. From the beginning, the steps to get our home have been fun. From picking a floor plan to the day I learned how to work the fire place. Our Realtors were amazing. From Theresa Lowe that represented us to Kelly Wade who represented New Tradition and their ability to work together. We would recommend New Tradition homes to anyone who wishes to have a home built.

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