When you put your home on the market, your goal is to make it attractive to potential buyers. There are some upgrades that are expensive, but cleaning is an affordable way to make your property look appealing.
Usually, when listing the property, real estate agents will give you some pointers on how to prepare your home for sale. You can find out more on this website.
Of course, you can always hire a cleaning crew to help you get rid of the mess. But that won’t solve your issues. You still need to sort everything out and organize your living space for the cleaning crew to step in.
So, here are a couple of things you will find useful.
Get rid of the clutter
Potential buyers will have a hard time seeing the benefits of the property when it’s covered in dirt and clutter. When the house is full of the owner’s stuff, they will just assume it’s too small for their needs and possessions.
Additionally, too much clutter carries certain safety risks. A buyer who trips over things left on the stairs is unlikely to have a good feeling about this investment. In this case, the clutter-free environment is more appealing than the untidy one.
First of all, start by cleaning the basement, attic, garage, and rooms. Remove everything you don’t use anymore. Items in good condition can be sold or donated to charity; the rest throw into the trash. In this way, you will get on space, and the entire place will look roomier to potential buyers.
You should focus on areas that buyers are most interested in, for example, kitchen, bathroom, dining room, and living room. Review each room from the perspective of a potential buyer and see what catches your eye.
Make a plan and follow the left-to-right, top-to-bottom rule. In this case, you won’t overlook any surface. Especially pay attention to the kitchen and bathroom. Check the cleaning products and their purpose. For instance, abrasive cleaners will be excellent for removing soils and dirt from the sink.
However, they might be too aggressive for easily scratched surfaces.
Eliminate mildew and mold
Mildew and mold are typically found in bathrooms. With all the health risks it carries, prospective home buyers are more than ever concerned about its presence. However, to eliminate mold, you can use a bleach or cleaners with bleach to remove mold stains on shower curtains, doors, or between tiles.
For the glass surfaces use non-streaking cleaning products, to prevent any water spots.
Dust you home
Last but not least, cleaning all the windows, vacuuming the carpets and drapes, as well as dusting, can make a significant difference in how your home looks to potential buyers.
In this case, you should buy a dusting product. It will help you trap and remove the dust, instead of dispersing it into the air. On top of that, regular vacuuming will reduce the amount of work you have to put in to clean everything.