Thinking about selling your home this year? In my experience, a professionally staged home will always sell faster than a non-staged home. Now is the perfect time to get your home looking organized and beautiful after a long, dreary winter. Here are some suggestions to help get you moving in the right direction.
- Tackle deep cleaning throughout your home. It’s time to get in all those hidden nooks and crannies – because you know potential buyers are going to look! If you don’t have one, try renting a heavy-duty steam cleaner to deep clean your carpets and couches – you would be surprised how much dirt is hiding deep in those fibers.
- While we’re busy hibernating all winter, we tend to ignore cleaning items out of reach – ceiling and light fixtures – but just like the other surfaces in our homes, they too collect piles of dust and dirt. Remove the build-up of dust from ceiling fans, lights, and vents with a damp cloth or vacuum with a soft nozzle attachment.
- Even the most organized kitchen has some secrets compartments that need to be cleaned out. Empty, wipe down and organize your pantry, cupboards, fridge and freezer. This is the best time to give back – excess of certain foods that you know your family won’t eat can be given to a Food Bank or local donation bin.
- Spending time cleaning the inside of your home is important, but don’t forget the importance of your curb appeal. Your home’s entrance should be welcoming and friendly, not dusty or cluttered. Hose down the porch, dust off those cobwebs, shake out the mat, and remove items that might make the area look cluttered.
Follow these tips and your home will certainly feel refreshed and ready to hit the market.