Spring is here and the warm weather has arrived, which means so is the dreadful chore of spring cleaning. We have made a checklist for you to follow with tips and tricks on how to effectively clean your Boston downtown condo. We put together the top 10 spring cleaning projects from FamilyEducation.com that will make the task of Spring cleaning not so daunting.

1.       WINDOWS

Dirty windows are something none of us can avoid. Before you go at it with a bottle of Windex and a roll of paper towels, equip yourself with the right tools to make this small chore easier. Grab a lint free rag while you’re at the store and mix 1 teaspoon of dish washing liquid for every 2 gallons of water. Use a nice large window squeegee with a sharp new rubber blade to get the best results for your Boston Beacon Hill condo

2.       UPHOLSTERY, MATTRESSES, BEDDING, AND PILLOWS

This is one of the easiest tips that’ll make you feel extra clean. Grab your vacuum cleaner with an attachment and go over all your surfaces. Wash or dry clean all slipcovers, throws, mattress pads, comforters, blankets, and pillows. While the beds are stripped, flip the mattresses. If you want a deeper clean, you always have the option to rent a rug shampoo machine with an upholstery attachment by doing so your Boston Charles River Park condo will look great.

3.       KITCHEN APPLIANCES

Empty your fridge and wash down all the shelves and drawers. Clean the oven and give the cook top a good scrub down. Freshen your dishwasher by running it empty, with 1 cup of baking soda and 1½ cups white vinegar. Clean the inside of the microwave with baking soda and water; loosen tough spills by boiling a cup of water inside it. Don’t forget the toaster, blender, coffeemaker, and other small appliances – follow the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions.

4.       COUNTER TOPS AND WALL TILES

Whether it’s sealing granite, waxing marble, or oiling butcher block in your Boston Midtown condo, there’s an appropriate maintenance chore for every counter top. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for each type of counter in your house – kitchen and bathrooms. Take care of any damages: stains, nicks, burns, etc.

5.       FLOORS AND RUGS

Shake out your rugs and pull the vacuum cleaner out. If you are privileged enough to call a carpet cleaner, that’s most likely going to be the best option for getting the best results. Hardwood floors? Make them shine this summer with a fresh wax and buff it will make your Beacon Hill condo hardwood floors shine.

6.       CABINETS AND DRAWERS

Cabinets and drawers are tricky for a Boston downtown condo for sale because they are what conceals our mess! Do yourself a favor and clean out your cabinets once a year. Note: Do not dispose of medicine in the toilet. Alarming levels of numerous drugs are now appearing in many water supplies. Many pharmacies are now accepting expired medications for recycling. Wash down the cabinets and drawers, inside and out, and reorganize the contents.

7.       CLOSETS AND BEDROOM DRAWERS

This is something we are all familiar with. Boston downtown condo owners may not follow the seasons exactly but there is a large enough difference between summer and winter that you might consider switching out your clothes. Clean and properly store your big winter coats in the garage or attic. De clutter your closet for the best results.

8.       CLUTTER

There are only 4 options when it comes to clutter-

-Throw away

-Give away

-Storage

-Keep

9.       DUST

Start at the top and work your way down. Invest in a nice duster that can move at all angles and get those hard to reach places. Dust down the ceiling, light fixtures, ceiling fans, and walls in your Beacon Hill condo. Finally, dust along the baseline and then gather dust when mopping or vacuuming!

10.   DRAPERIES, CURTAINS, AND BLINDS

Spring is the right time to take down all your draperies and curtains for washing or cleaning. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions. Blinds and shades will also need cleaning, which you can do without taking them down.

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John Ford
John Ford
EXPERIENCE

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs



In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.



HISTORY

For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.

AREAS COVERED

Back Bay

Beacon Hill

Charles River Park

Downtown/Midtown

North End

South End

Seaport District

South Boston

Waterfront

Brookline

Surrounding Communities of Boston
Contact
John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.




John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114

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