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How to Spring Clean Your Vacation Cabin to Prepare for Summer Rentals

spring cleaning a vacation home to get it ready to rentIt’s springtime! Time to bid farewell to heavy jackets and blankets, to dark winter days and cozy nights by the fireplace. Time to welcome in the fresh flowers and bright sunshine of spring! And if you own a vacation home in Northwestern Wisconsin, it might mean welcoming in a new wave of renters, too.

Here’s what you need to do to spring clean your vacation cabin to get it ready for summer rentals.

Give your Home a Facelift

Fix the big, obvious things, like leaking faucets, broken appliances, missing shutters, or anything else that’s not working quitepainting a vacation rental right. Then, try and take a look from an outside perspective to catch the smaller things you might not notice but might irritate a renter. And when in doubt, throw it out!

Put Away the Winter Gear

It’s time to stow the heavy blankets and dark colors and give your home a spring refresh. Flowers, bright colors, lighter blankets, and even new outdoor furniture can help bring new light to your home. You might even consider adding some decor or knickknacks for a more homey feel.

Deep Clean Everything

Get rid of the winter dust and grime with a good deep cleaning. Leave nothing overlooked—light fixtures, doorknobs, walls, carpets, baseboards and heaters, fridge and freezer, bathtub and shower curtains.deep cleaning a vacation rental propertyIf it has a surface, it has to be cleaned! This includes steam-cleaning upholstered furniture and power-washing exterior areas like decks, patios, and siding.

Update Online Rental Photos

Once you’ve gone through and spruced up your house, it’s time to make sure all potential renters know how great it is. Update your online postings to include any information about recent updates or renovations. You may also consider posting some new photos to really showcase the beauty of your home in springs.

Ready to Get Your Vacation Rental Up and Running for Spring?

If you are thinking of investing in a vacation property in Northwestern Wisconsin, then it’s time to contact McKinney Realty. We’re your guides to real estate in Cable, WI and we’re here to help you explore the area, discover the perfect community, and find your ideal home for sale.

Thinking of Selling Your Vacation Home This Spring?

Pondering a spring cleaning to get your home ready to sell? McKinney Realty can help! We’ll walk you through the process of pricing your home, getting it ready to sell, and successfully listing it.

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