Sunday, March 3, 2019 / by Jody Lee
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.