This Spring, Be Sure to Clean Inside and Out

There’s nothing like spring to get homeowners motivated for tackling projects around the house that they’ve been putting off all winter long. But according to a recent survey from lawn services provider TruGreen, this year’s spring cleaning tasks include tidying up a home’s outdoor space as well.

The survey, conducted in collaboration with OnePoll, was designed to understand American homeowners’ spring cleaning habits, including which tasks rank at the top of their to-do lists and their motivations for completing the work.

Here are some of the most interesting findings from the survey. See if they match up with your spring cleaning plans:

Spring and cleaning go hand-in-hand. The majority of homeowners wait until spring has started to begin crossing items off of their annual checklist. The survey found that 25% start in March and 19% begin in April.

A number of outdoor tasks are at the top of homeowners’ to-do lists this year. While homeowners look to tackle projects indoors as well, priorities in their yard include: mowing the lawn (46%); raking leaves (43%); pruning bushes (40%); gardening and planting trees/shrubs (39%); pest control (39%); and weeding (37%).

Appearances matter. With a number of Americans continuing to work from home, they’ve prioritized improving their homes. For example, 78% have taken more pride in the look of their home, and nearly 70% have taken more pride in their outdoor spaces. Homeowners intend to make more investments in their lawn (31%), trees and shrubs (49%), and combating pests (36%) in 2022.

There’s a direct link between spring cleaning and homeowners’ well-being. Research shows that 73% of respondents’ motivation to partake in spring cleaning is to improve their overall health and wellness. Stress levels in particular directly correspond to the level of disorganization both inside (77%) and outside (69%) of the home.

Outdoor spaces remain indispensable. Three-quarters of homeowners polled indicated that they don’t know where they would be without their outdoor space over the past two years.

Despite the desires of ambitious homeowners, many also indicated that they’d prefer to have a professional handle certain more daunting tasks. Nearly 60% indicated that they would rather hire a professional to handle their spring cleaning this year, and 62% would hire specifically for cleanup of their outdoor spaces.

About the Author

Greg DiGiorgio is a highly reviewed Arlington MA Realtor who is a dedicated, passionate, and market-savvy professional who puts his clients’ satisfaction before all else. His attention to detail, superior people skills, broad knowledge of the real estate industry as a whole, and his pure determination to indulge his clients with first class service sets him apart. In addition to Greg being an Accredited Buyers Representative-ABR, he understands the power of creative, well-organized and highly effective marketing and offers customized marketing plans that maximize property exposure to the most qualified buyers. He has appeared several times on Fox 25 News where he was interviewed on current market trends and conditions. A real estate transaction is really about managing people, their desires and their finances. It is an intricate and consequential negotiation.

Greg understands that it is important to secure not only the most able buyer, but also to the one that is most likely to close the deal. When so much is at stake, Greg is the one you want to represent you. His fair yet aggressive negotiating style and protectiveness of his clients’ best interests and ultimately, their assets, has gained his respect with colleagues and clients alike.

Greg also knows that every transaction represents the most important purchase or sale a person can make, and he takes every precaution to ensure that communication is impeccable with all parties involved from beginning to end. Whether it’s patiently guiding first time buyers through this exciting process or following through with clients’ needs long after the transaction is over, Greg’s warm, caring yet efficient business style will turn you into a client for life.


Greg grew up in the Greater Boston area and has a deep appreciation for the North East way of life. He attended The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, with a concentration in Marketing Research. Greg’s professional background is rooted in the technology sales & marketing. As a result, he learned to adapt to many different people and situations quickly and competitively. The insight that he has gained from many years of involvement in bringing all components of a transaction together smoothly has granted him a unique perspective and approach to the real estate industry. His enthusiasm and tenacity has allowed him to emerge as one of Greater Boston’s finest Realtors, and one of the highest reviewed amongst Arlington MA Realtors!

My Goal

My goal is to provide the best experience possible to my clients while helping them achieve their real estate goals. My streamline systems and use of technology ensure a smooth ride along the way. Whether it’s a first-time buyer, a seller, or investor, I strive to gain lifelong clients and friends by providing them with a fun, relaxing, but yet educational experience throughout the entire process.

Objectives for my Buyer Clients

Counsel session to determine wants & needsSchedule times to view properties

Run comparable analysis report for subject property

Help negotiate terms of the offer

Provided options for home inspectors

Help negotiate & finalize terms of Purchase & Sale Agreement

Assist in finalizing finances with Mortgage Broker

Handle any other paperwork and/or tasks including meeting mortgage commitment deadlines to making sure the transaction closes on time.

I keep an open door policy with all my clients even after the sale should they have any questions, or need help with any of their real estate needs. The closing of a real estate transaction is not the end, but just the beginning of a relationship.

Objectives for my Seller Clients

Listen carefully to make sure your goals and objectives are clearly understood

Explain the home selling process thoroughly

Discuss agency relationship

Price your home accurately

Stage your home for sale

Plan & implement a proven & innovative marketing plan

Work diligently to sell your home quickly and efficiently

Follow up with open house leads & showing brokers to obtain feedback

Work hard to ensure that each step of the transaction is running smoothly

To ensure that all smoke & carbon monoxide detectors are installed and working correctly, and to obtain certificate from town/city

To obtain final payoff for city/town water bill

“Most Importantly to communicate with you consistently and efficiently throughout the entire home selling process”

Certifications and Recognitions

Winner of Leading Edge Real Estate’s Outstanding Creative Marketing Award. Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)

Member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM)

Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker

Member of Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB)

Member of National Association of REALTORS (NAR)

Zoning & Building Codes Certificate

Residential New Construction Certificate

Title V Certificate