4 Cleaning Tips to Help Your Home Sell Fast

4 Cleaning Tips to Help Your Home Sell Fast

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cleaning tipsYou have a goal when you put a house up for sale. This goal is to make the house attractive to potential buyers. Cleaning thoroughly is the most cost-efficient way to spruce up the home. Here are four cleaning tips to get you started.

1. Get Your House Sparkling Clean

Every surface should sparkle, from the floors and windows to the counters and grout. Here are some of the easiest and least expensive cleaning tips to help your home put its best foot forward.

  • Microwave – Boiling some hot water to loosen everything up before cleaning the inside of your microwave. Then, wipe everything off with an all-purpose cleaner too.
  • Dishwasher – Clean inside your dishwasher using vinegar and baking soda along with a toothbrush to get in all the cracks.
  • Refrigerator – Clean the refrigerator with an all-purpose
  • Stovetop and Oven – Clean your oven and cooktop with baking soda, vinegar, and a soft toothbrush.
  • Cupboards, cabinets, and drawers – Wipe them out with all-purpose cleaner and then organize them so everything looks tidy.
  • Windows – Make sure you pay as much attention to the sills inside the window, the window tracks, and all flat surfaces of the windows as you do to the actual glass.
  • Grout – Focus on the grout in your kitchen, bathroom, and flooring.
  • Carpets
  • Shower – Clean the shower head by filling a freezer bag with a little vinegar and attaching it to the shower head with a rubber band. Clean the rest of the shower with your favorite bathroom cleaner.
  • Blinds – Be sure to eliminate dust and dirt.
  • Ceiling line – This is where the walls meet the ceiling. Eliminate cobwebs and dust bunnies by running your dusting wand along the line in every room of your home.

2. Clear Away All Clutter

One of the most important cleaning tips concerns clutter. All the clutter must go when you are serious about staging your house, end of story. It’s not easy. It might require using some offsite storage (or a nice relative’s garage) temporarily. It will, however, be well worth the trouble. Clean and clear surfaces, like floors, cupboards, and closets, means more space in the eyes of potential buyers, so remove anything unnecessary or unsightly.

Try to find a balance between clean and lived-in. You just of all your clutter, but now it’s time to judiciously bring back a few things that will really make your home appealing.

  • A Vase of cut flowers,
  • A basket of fresh farmer’s market produces on the kitchen counter
  • A bowl of lemons beside the sink.

3. Clean Up Toys

There will, of course, be families with children looking at your home. That doesn’t mean seeing toys strewn everywhere will sell them on your home. That’s why cleaning tips also include picking up toys. People imagine a fresh start when they are house hunting. Show them that in this house. You want them to see that they can have a beautifully organized kids’ room. This might sway them.

4. Beware of Pet Odors

This is a big one when it comes to cleaning tips. Get all your rugs steam cleaned and be extra vigilant about vacuuming and washing surfaces if you have pets. You should also be sure to hide any extra-loved pet toys and doggie bones when tours are scheduled.

For more cleaning tips, give us a call. We’d love to help you sell your home quickly and for the best price possible.

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