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-Preparing the Interior
-Preparing the Exterior
-Selling in the Winter
REMOVING CLUTTER FROM YOUR HOME
Over the years, the amount of clutter that builds up does not
become apparent to the homeowners. However, it will affect how
potential buyers view your home! Getting rid of junk is not easy for
many people because of the emotional ties they have with their
belongings. But it has to be done!
You want to create as much open space as your possibly can. This
means getting rid of unnecessary stuff sitting on shelves, counter
tops, as well as stuff taking up space in drawers, closets, your
garage, attic and basements.
Remove everything off of the counters, including your toaster
and coffee maker or any other kitchen appliance. Put these items in
a closet and take them out only when you are going to use them.
Also, clean out your cabinets and drawers. Potential buyers will
likely open up closets and drawers to make sure that there is enough
room for their liking. Having pantries and/or draws jam packed
creates an ugly site and sends a negative image. Again, the best
thing you can do is create as much empty space as you possibly can.
If you have dishes, pot and pans, or any other kitchen appliance or
product that do not get used often, put them in storage!
Also, if you have an overstock of food in your pantries, start using
them! Doing so will create open space. Also, when you do move, you
are likely not going to want to be bothered with transporting these
goods to your new home.
Cleaning under your sink is also very important. Remove any extra
cleaning supplies to ensure that it is clean as possible beneath.
You will want to thoroughly wash down the area as well. Doing this
will help you spot any signs of water leaks that would cause
leeriness for any potential buyer. If there are leak marks, either
fix them, cover them or paint over.
It is likely that every closet in your house has some sort of
clutter build up in it. This means extra shoes, clothes, outerwear,
etc.. Things you hardly wear, but think you will one day. We suggest
you take all of these items, put them in a box for a few months. If
you still have not worn any of the clothes, donate them!
Also, if you have an abundance of shoeboxes stuffed with old items
and/or paperwork, get rid of it! Buy a filing cabinet, or if
possible throw some stuff in the garbage!
It is very common that homes have too much furniture in some
rooms. Too much furniture can create a feeling of tightness.
Remember, open space is your goal!
If this is the case for you, try and get rid of some of your
furniture. A good idea would be to either donate it, or rent a
storage compartment for until you move into your new home.
Storage Area Clutter
This mean getting rid of all of the junk and clutter from your
attics, basements, garages, sheds, etc.. Anything that is not
essential should be removed and either thrown out, or put in a
Cleaning up your home is not easy. If you are leery about
throwing stuff out, have a garage sale!