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Revitalize Your OKC Home with These Spring Cleaning Tips

Jessica Buttry

Jessica Buttry is a fourth-generation Oklahoman and is a full-time professional real estate agent with Kevo Properties...

Jessica Buttry is a fourth-generation Oklahoman and is a full-time professional real estate agent with Kevo Properties...

Feb 21 1 minutes read

As the Oklahoma City Metro blossoms into springtime, the urge to refresh our homes sweeps through the neighborhoods like a gust of the Great Plains wind. While thoughts of spring cleaning might summon a collective groan across OKC, it doesn't have to be a chore that casts a shadow over the brightening days. Prepping your home for sale or simply purifying your personal haven, let these spring cleaning tips breathe new life into your abode—Oklahoma style.

Set Realistic Goals

Start with a list that reflects our relaxed Oklahoma pace. Visualize the peace of a well-ordered home after the bout of cleaning and be level-headed with your objectives. Spread your cleaning over a span of days or weeks to keep the workload manageable and your spirits high—just like the blue skies over the OKC Metro.

Declutter Before Cleaning

The more we "okie-pokie" around our belongings, the more essential it becomes to declutter. Sift through the remnants of seasonal festivities and past interests, and donate to local Oklahoma City charities those items that no longer spark joy. As the saying goes around here, "Clear space, clear mind."

Gather Your Supplies

Gather your cleaning toolkit as if you're prepping for one of our famous OKC barbecues—everything within arm's reach to avoid any unnecessary dashes to the nearest Home Depot. Don't forget your green cleaners, because just like the Oklahoma grasslands, we like our cleaning eco-friendly.

Take It One Thing at a Time

Here in Oklahoma City, we value family, hard work, and certainly, our rest. Tackle your home room-by-room or even task-by-task to avoid burnout. Clean the windows day one; dust and vacuum the living areas day two. This way, you're spreading out the effort just as the warmth spreads across the prairies come spring.

Work from Top to Bottom

Begin with the tall Oklahoma ceilings; watch the dust tumble like tumbleweeds down to the plains of your floors. By working from top to bottom, you're ensuring a thorough cleaning that's as effective as it is efficient.

Don't Leave Any Areas Out

As hidden as the gems in the Wichita Mountains, certain areas in our homes often go unnoticed. However, these often-forgotten spots, from the baseboards to behind the fridge, accrue dust and clutter like the Bricktown Canal banks after a festival weekend. Leaving no stone unturned will make your space truly sparkle.

Freshen Up Soft Furnishings

Your soft home textiles can trap the scents of winter just like the way a family cookout lingers on our patios. Vacuum and launder these to renew the welcoming aroma inherent to Oklahoma hospitality.

Spruce Up Outdoor Spaces

Take advantage of the wind sweeping down the plains to clear debris from your outdoor living areas. A well-presented patio or deck increases the appeal of your OKC home for potential buyers—or simply creates a serene spot for you to enjoy the upcoming Festival of the Arts in April.

Involve the Whole Household

A lesson from our community spirit: cleaning is a family affair in the Oklahoma City Metro. Teach responsibility and care for your home by involving everyone, with rewards as satisfying as the first bite of an onion burger at the Oklahoma Onion Burger Day Festival.

Reward Yourself

After a day spent dusting and decluttering, imagine relaxing at Lake Hefner during sunset or treating your taste buds at the nearest Big Truck Tacos. Incentivize your efforts with rewards quintessential to the OKC experience, and that cleaning list will feel more like a treasure map.

Spring cleaning can indeed mirror that refreshing Oklahoma thunderstorm that leaves everything feeling cleaner, brighter, and refreshed. With the right mindset and methodologies, you can embrace the change of seasons and the values of our community, tackling the task with gusto.

If your spring refresh has you considering a change in scenery, remember that Jessica Buttry Realty is attuned to the beats of the Oklahoma City Metro housing market. Contact us for a personalized experience and local expertise that will help you navigate selling or finding your dream home this spring.

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