- Use a soft brush to vacuum, and then wipe down with a cloth-covered broom or mop.
- Patch any holes with drywall-repair kit.
- Consider a fresh coat of paint to liven up dull walls.
- Wipe non-fabric chairs and benches with mild soap and water.
- Repair or replace any furniture that’s ripped or has broken springs.
- Declutter! Recycle unnecessary and expired paperwork.
- Remove everything to get a the dust accumulation in nooks and crannies.
- Clean all surfaces.
- Winter weather is tough on carpets and even tile. Spring is a good time to invest in a professional tile-revitalization or carpet-cleaning service.
- If your flooring is in good shape, give it a good clean by taking out all the furniture and do a thorough mopping or vacuuming.
- Daily maintenance should leave nothing to add to a spring-cleaning lists for these areas, but it may be a good time to reassess decor and equipment needs.
Office equipment and electronics
- Canned air works great to safely clean food particles in keyboards and dust in other areas. Otherwise, clean according to manufacturer's directions.
- Spring cleaning is a traditional time for security equipment checks such as carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, and to change batteries.
The results of spring cleaning give your property that well-maintained look that keeps your current tenants and catches the eye of potential customers.
Kay Miller Temple is a physician and recent graduate from the master’s program at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. To reach her, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.