Hopefully, where you live, the time for spring cleaning is upon you. In many parts of the US, the weather’s still cold, even though it is March. During this time of year, you really find that the “property” aspect of property management becomes key. You may be looking to move some dead tree limbs, get rid of leaves and other debris, aerate your lawns and plant flowers. However, what if you’re looking for a much more efficient way to do your spring cleaning?

Of course, you’re going to begin with the units you manage, but you should never underestimate the importance of good landscaping. Balancing both can be a pain if you’re not organized about it.

Possibly the best thing that you can do, and the first thing that you should do before you start spring cleaning is to prioritize. Draft a preventative maintenance schedule and use your web based property management software to not only store it, but to schedule, track, and keep up with the warranties you may be running out of time on in terms of your appliances. From where you sit, you can also schedule your carpet cleanings, window washings and not only notify your residents but also, record each date of service. We may have a suggestion for a good property management software to help you out.

Spring is also the best time to inspect your air conditioning units. Do it before you really need them, which will help you to avoid expensive emergency fixes later. If you do a little research you will find that the rates for getting them serviced now are less expensive than they will be in the summer months- so, don’t put it off. Now is also a great time to powerwash, or take care of other exterior issues just to spruce things up a bit.

One great idea during the spring months is to organize a community garage sale for your residents. You can have both employees and residents involved. Not only will this help de-clutter for them in their own spring cleaning, but you can also use it for charity or just use it as a way for community building amongst those in your apartments.

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Kurt Kroeck has written articles in real estate, law, and art related niches for a number of high profile publications. He is an avid WW2 re-enactor, artist in graphite, charcoal, and digital media. He volunteers in animal rescue and enjoys spending time with his children.

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