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Start the Year Right with These 10 Once-a-Year Cleaning Tasks


Some ideas for start the year right with these 10 once-a-year cleaning tasks:

1. Wipe down outside windows—use a spray cleaner and lint-free cloth to wipe
horizontally until dry.
2. Wash or dry clean curtains and drapes—follow directions on labels.
3. Deep clean your dryer. Even if you clean the ling filter with each load, you need
to vacuum out the duct to the outside at least once a year.
4. If you have a fireplace, sweep out the vacuum the ashes and clean the hearth.
5. Tidy up upholstered furniture. Spot clean as necessary.
6. Purge your garage and basement or attic. Re-evaluate what you’ve collected
and donate what you don’t need.
7. If you have them, vacuum around your heating vents.
8. Wipe down outdoor furniture. Squirt some dish detergent in bowl or warm
water and wipe down. Rinse with your garden hose.
9. Deep clean your carpet.
10. Empty your gutters, if necessary.
–adapted from Good Housekeeping

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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