Once you have decided to sell your home, you should prepare yourself for the idea that there will be people constantly popping in without prior notice. And unlike having a friend over, who you can simply entertain in the living room (the only clean area in the house), having prospective buyers means your entire home would be under scrutiny.
Don’t expect that they will shower your beloved home with compliments. They are there to judge. They are looking for faults. And even though all your things won’t be there when they move in, their impression of your home will be greatly impacted by how everything looks now.
You might be thinking “How do I keep my house clean enough all the time in case a prospective buyer suddenly knocks on my door? Do I have to hire a live-in cleaner?” You don’t have to! All you need to do is follow these hacks we’ll teach you and you’ll see how easy it is to get the job quickly and efficiently.
Have a plan on how you’ll work the room.
One of the biggest things that get in the way of you achieving your cleaning goals is not knowing where to begin. A lot of people get in a room and try to clean everything all at once which can be overwhelming. Strategize wisely. It’s a good idea to start from the top – dust the ceiling fan and the top of the shelves and cabinets. Once that’s done, decide whether you’ll go left to right or right to left.
Dispose of items that are no longer used and box away those that are not needed at the moment.
One of the biggest turnoffs for buyers is clutter, so do everything you can to rid your home of clutter. Most of the time, homeowners keep things that they don’t even use or even know they have! Do some purging. Keep only those that you really use regularly. Have a mobile storage at a ready so you can quickly pack up toys and other knickknacks when you have a viewing on short notice.
Have everyone in the family learn a few good habits.
They need not be difficult to do. Small steps will come a long way. For example, train yourself to clean as you go, pick up dirty clothes and toys when you see them on the floor. Make it a habit to keep your toiletries in a basket that you can easily put away instead of on the counter. This way, you don’t have to panic when someone suddenly appears for a showing.
By following these simple cleaning hacks, you can be sure that your house is always ready for a showing any time, any day! If you need more help in selling your house, Tammy Samuels is here to make sure that you’ll make that sale fast and at a price you’d love!