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San Diego Spring Spruce-Up Guide

Ken Schwartz

Since 2008, I have been helping clients reach their goals, and doing so in the most professional fashion possible...

Since 2008, I have been helping clients reach their goals, and doing so in the most professional fashion possible...

Feb 21 1 minutes read

Welcome Spring with a Rejuvenated San Diego Home

Spring is on the horizon in San Diego, and as our days get longer and the weather invites us to embrace the outdoors, it's also the perfect time to rejuvenate our living spaces. Cleaning up your coastal or inland home can be much more than a chore—it can be the fresh start you need. With San Diego's ocean breezes or the dry warmth of East County, make your home a personal oasis with these local insights into spring cleaning.

Set Realistic Goals

Write down what you hope to accomplish, considering the unique layout of your San Diego abode, whether it's a beachfront condo, a historic Craftsman in North Park, or a sprawling estate in Rancho Santa Fe. Allocate your time wisely—perhaps one weekend for inside cleanup, and another for your outdoor living space, taking advantage of the perfect SoCal climate.

Declutter Before Cleaning

In the spirit of San Diego's laid-back lifestyle, streamline your space by letting go of clutter. Host a garage sale or donate to local charity shops. Lighten your load and your living space, making room for the ocean breeze to flow through your newly organized home.

Gather Your Supplies

Stock up on eco-friendly cleaning supplies that align with San Diego's environmentally conscious mindset, and gather your tools. Prepare for the deep clean with everything from eco-friendly all-purpose cleaners to biodegradable trash bags—keeping our Pacific shorelines and beautiful city in mind.

Take It One Thing at a Time

Focus on one area at a time, perhaps starting with the sunniest room to match San Diego's cheerful climate. Tackle smaller rooms first, like your home office with a view of the Coronado Bridge or a cozy guestroom overlooking the Cuyamaca mountains, then move on to larger common areas.

Work from Top to Bottom

Whether you're in a high-rise in Downtown or a bungalow in Point Loma, dust ceiling fans and lighting before vacuuming up the remnants that float down to your Saltillo tile or hardwood floors, echoing the gravity of our coastal cliffs and canyons.

Don't Leave Any Areas Out

Remember to clean those often overlooked spots, from La Jolla beach house baseboards to Gaslamp Quarter loft window sills. Use local lemons from your backyard or the farmers market for a natural, refreshing clean, and infuse a touch of San Diego's nature into the process.

Freshen Up Soft Furnishings

Breathe new life into soft furnishings that have withstood the salty air or the dust of the Anza-Borrego desert. Steam clean your fabrics and wash any removable covers, bringing the freshness of a San Diego spring breeze indoors.

Spruce Up Outdoor Spaces

Clean your deck to prepare for BBQs that celebrate our year-round grilling season, and ready your garden for home-grown vegetables and drought-resistant native plants that thrive in our unique climate. Your outdoor space is another room in San Diego—treat it as such.

Involve the Whole Household

Include family members and roommates by delegating tasks appropriate to each age and ability. Cleaning together can be an opportunity for teaching and togetherness, much like gathering for a sunset at Sunset Cliffs or a family hike through Torrey Pines.

Reward Yourself

When your San Diego home shines, reward yourself. Whether it's a date at a new restaurant in Little Italy or a surf session at Pacific Beach, celebrate your clean space with what you love most about our city.

Embrace the Rewards of Spring Cleaning

Though not the highlight of your spring, cleaning can be rewarding, and the results are a fresher, cleaner home where you can relax and enjoy all that San Diego has to offer. Follow these tips to tackle the task with confidence and enjoy the season ahead.

Planning to Sell or Buy This Spring?

If you're ready to sell your sun-drenched San Diego home or in the market for a new coastal retreat, my team and I are ready to assist. We understand the local market from the bays to the backcountry, offering personalized service to make your real estate dreams a reality. Contact us to discover how we can support your journey.

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Get in touch. We'll guide you through every step of the process to ensure a smooth transaction that meets your goals.

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