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Clean your home like your Mother in Law is coming!

Sunday, March 3, 2019   /   by Jody Lee

Clean your home like your Mother in Law is coming!

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 I've listed the top things to remember to clean for each room.


+ Clean the door and hardware.
+ Wipe off all fingerprints on windows. 
+ 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 inside the stove, they will look in here.
+ Clean the refrigerator inside and out, they will peek inside!
+ 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.


+ Clean the toilet and keep the lid closed.
+ Organize and clean under the vanity.
+ Only display absolute necessities, declutter.
+ 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 burned out lightbulbs. 


+ Wash sheets, comforters, and blankets and make your bed daily.
+ Clean the curtains and rugs.
+ Dust furniture. 
+ Keep closets clean and organized, think Marth Stewart.
+ Store away dirty clothes and personal photos.

These are just the basics you don't want to forget about. If it's within your budget, I highly recommend hiring a professional cleaner to ensure your home is in its best condition. Contact Me to get a great local recommendation.

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