Friday, March 1, 2019 / by Sara Koenig
Clean, Clean, Clean.....Trust me!
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Before you put your home up for sale, you'll want to ensure it's clean for all of the buyers that will come through.
A dirty house isn't appealing, and you won't get a good offer, if you get one at all, if your home isn't in tip-top shape. Cleaning your home doesn't have to be overwhelming, below are a few of the top things to remember to clean for each room.
+ Clean the door and hardware.
+ Wipe off all fingerprints on windows/furniture.
+ Clean off scuff marks on floors and door.
+ Replace all light bulbs and ensure light fixtures are working.
+ Tidy/clean up the coat closet. People WILL look in there to see the size.
+ Wipe down all cabinets.
+ Clean all appliances, inside and out.
+ Clean stove hood, on top and bottom.
+ Clean behind the refrigerator, on top and bottom too.
+ Ensure the microwave is clean of food splatter.
+ Clean the space behind the sink.
+ Wipe down blinds/shades.
+ Wash any kitchen rugs, clean the floors and baseboards.
+ Store all of your pet food/food out of sight.
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+ Clean behind toilet and under sink.
+ Only display absolute necessities, de-clutter. Think just a towel and soap. :)
+ Organize and clean under the vanity.
+ Scrub floors and clean grout lines.
+ Keep dirty clothes and towels off the floor.
+ Be sure to lock away any medication.
+ Clean the fan and make sure it's functioning.
+ Replace any dead light bulbs.
+ Wash sheets, comforters, and blankets.
+ Clean the curtains and rugs.
+ Dust furniture.
+ Remove any obvious stains from fabrics.
+ Keep closets clean and organized. Minimize items in there if possible.
+ Store away dirty clothes and personal photos.
+ Clean marks on walls.
These are just the basics you don't want to forget about. If it's within your budget, I would highly recommend hiring a professional cleaner to ensure your home is in its best condition.
If you have stale or bad odors a good trick is to place a bowl of vinegar in each room for a few days. You can also buy carbon packets at Home Depot that help!
Other items such as touch up painting might be necessary and having a professional Realtor come see your home can be a big help with determining some of those items that may need to be tended to as well.
Hopefully, these tips are helpful! Know that I am here whenever the time is right for you to sell! Working with a professional makes all the difference!
Sara Koenig | Spokane Realtor
Haven Real Estate Group