Cleaning Before You List? Consider These Three Tips

Preparing for a deep cleaning before you list your home? That can be an overwhelming process, but it doesn’t have to be quite as bad as you’ve imagined. Instead, you can make it a little easier with these three simple tips.

1. Make a Schedule: One of the best first steps to take is to make a schedule of what actually needs to be done. You don’t want to overlook anything, and a schedule is a great way to get organized and decide what to prioritise, especially if you’ll be cleaning in more than one session. Focus big to start, just in case you get any potential home buyers through the door before you’re ready, but then move down to the smaller stuff almost every seller forgets, like under those appliances.

2. Think Odours: Nothing can turn a buyer off faster than a smell, but there are a few ways to freshen things up. Think about cleaning your trash bins with soap and water. Then think about any spots where your pets rest day after day. Washing that bedding and freshening up the area can really help. Finally, consider a whole house spray. Make your own DIY refresher with fabric softener, baking soda, and hot water. Mix it in a spray bottle, then begin using it throughout your home.

3. Don’t Forget the Windows: Many people worry about curb appeal, and many people worry about the inside of their homes. What most forget, though, is the transition between the two – the windows. Give them a good cleaning both inside and out. Not only will buyers notice that you’ve actually cleaned the windows, but they may also notice the additional light that filters in thanks to your efforts.

Cleaning your home before you sell can be tough, but with a bit of organisation at the outset and some hard work throughout, you’ll have home buyers will be excited to see and ready to make an offer on. To learn more about how we can help you sell your home faster and for less, contact us today.

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