One of the toughest parts of moving can be keeping your house clean for the many showings coming in and out. We’re here to tell you exactly what you should focus on so you don’t have to stress yourself out cleaning everything beforehand if you don’t have the time. Check out the tips below and see where your cleaning priorities should be.
1. Focus on the rooms that your seller is going to be interested in, as well as the first room they’ll see.
You probably already know which rooms are going to sell your house. Whether it’s the gorgeous fireplace in the bedroom or the cathedral ceilings in your spacious living room, it’s important to focus on the rooms that have the most wow factor. These rooms are going to be the ones that your clients remember, so it’s important to really make their mental image as clean and impressive as possible. It’s all about making your strengths as memorable as possible.
2. Give your house a clean smell.
Yes, every house has its own smell, but it’s way better to make that smell a good one than one that feels too lived in. Swiffering the floors can be a great way to achieve a good smelling scent, as it will not only add a nice aroma to your home but will also make your floors look shiny and new. That being said, if the source of your house’s smell goes back to something more serious like mold or mildew, make sure that you do everything you can to get rid of it. Those kinds of smells can create the impression that your house is going to be too much work to fix up, especially for families with children, who may worry about asthma when they smell it.
3. Thoroughly clean your bathrooms and kitchen.
Bathrooms and kitchens face some of the nastiest messes in your home, so you want to make sure that you remove all trace that they have been used. In the kitchen, make sure that your counters have been wiped down and that there are no crumbs on the floor. It’s also a good idea to remove any clutter from the top of the counter that makes it feel too personalized. In the bathrooms, the toilets, sinks, tubs, and showers should be your main priority. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re walking into someone’s personal bathroom that hasn’t been properly cleaned. Toilet seats should also always be kept down for showings, but clients may need to use the restroom while they’re in your home, so make sure that you clean the insides of the toilets as well. Better safe than sorry!
4. Clean the walls.
White walls can be one of the best features of a home if they’re used to create a nice, open feeling space, but they can also be a nightmare for fingerprints and other markings. That makes it especially important to get a rag, magic eraser, or whatever you feel works best to get rid of as many of those marks as possible. White walls are also not the only ones that can suffer, so make sure that you give your other colored walls a once over to see if anything stands out for you. Scuffed up walls come across as neglected, so make sure that you give your home the edge by making your walls seem polished and new. Don’t forget that if the markings are too bad, you can always get a gallon of touch up paint and combat them that way, as well.
5. Clean the carpets.
Let’s face it—things happen, and just by living in a house, you’re bound to get a few tracks on the carpet. But what might work for daily life isn’t going to work quite as well for showing your house. Try checking out the tips at this link to see what you can do to get your carpets looking new again.
These tips have been brought to you by Maria Sims Group, a company dedicated to making sure that you’re in the best home for you. If you have any questions about our company or would like to ask about a personalized list of homes that would fit your needs, please reach out. Our homepage can be found at mariasimsgroup.com or you can call us at 404-805-0673.