How to Prepare Yourself and Your New Home for Spring Cleaning

Lennar Dallas/Ft. Worth

Before diving into those dreaded April 15 tax returns, now’s the time to ramp up for Spring cleaning. Just as Lennar prepares to open new communities with new homes for sale in Dallas, TX, you’ll want to start opening your home as a seasonally fresh showcase.

Three-quarters of Americans say they participate in the annual rite of Spring, while 6% say they don’t, an American Cleaning Institute survey says.  Among the first chores, experts say, is washing windows. North Texas homeowners enjoy a month’s worth of more sunshine-filled days than the national average, so let the spring rays in.

Spruce up window treatments and prepare flowerboxes.  Get the mower tuned up. Clear out the gutters. Wash the outdoor furniture. Scrub the grill. Then turn your attention inside.

“I am trying to clean out a closet and get rid of clutter, Marie Kondo-style,” a friend in Texas writes, and the only way she can do that is to get her husband to take a very long walk.

Fortunately, most Lennar communities are chockful of amenities, such as resort-style pools, trails, playgrounds and other features your packrat will enjoy while you do the heavy-lifting. Ask about amenities in six new Lennar communities coming soon, including new homes for sale in Princeton, TX, at Bridgewater Watermill and at Highbridge, with new homes for sale in Crandall, TX, as well as Verandah new homes for sale in Royse City, TX.

Yes, he needs both those deflated kick balls,” our friend says in a Facebook post. “Yes, he needs every old weight. Yes, he needs both dartboards we haven’t used in years.”

Time to call in a pro, and one of the world’s best-known is Marie Kondo, the organizational phenom whose bestselling book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is a slim 224-page roadmap to one of homeowners’ most nettlesome problems: clutter.

“While many people associate her method with tidying, it’s really about discarding items that lack value,” Good Housekeeping writes of the KonMarie Method.

In a nutshell, if your kick balls and dartboards are proving to be old weights that no longer bring you joy, out they go. KonMarie focuses tackling categories of items, rather than going room by room.  That is, start with clothes, then move to books, then papers, then miscellaneous items before going after things with sentimental value.

One of the best ways to start fresh is with the purchase of a new Lennar home. Everything’s Included® in Lennar’s new homes—except for one of Marie Kondo’s 200-plus experts. Imagine a pre-cluttered island kitchen, walk-in closet and other such standard features.  

To learn more about how Lennar can put a spring into your step, contact Lennar’s Dallas-Fort Worth Internet New Home team at (866) 314-4477 and visit our website.

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