Spring Cleaning Checklist to Get the Most Money for Your Home
Below is a list of items to help you prepare your home for the market. The most important thing to remember is to declutter and de-personalize! I can't emphasize this enough! Your home should feel like you have not out-grown it - there should be some empty space in the closets and all cabinets (including bathroom kitchen and pantry).
The most important thing you can do to get the most money in the lease amount of time is hire an experienced and knowledgable Realtor.
I am here to help when you are ready!
vacuum ceiling, wall corners
vacuum floor corners, baseboards
wipe down / spot clean walls
shampoo carpets, rugs
shampoo furniture upholstery
clean windows, treatments, blinds
dust / wipe down tables and furniture
clean ceiling fans
dust all decor, pictures, lights
wax wood furniture, surfaces
clean vents, covers
wash doors, knobs
wash blankets, throw pillows
wash switch plates
donate / discard unneeded items
clean outside of drawers, cabinets
clean the windows
make space in closets and cabinets!
wipe inside & outside of appliances
clean under appliances
organize pantry / discard old items
wash counters, backsplash
run dishwasher empty with dishwasher cleaner
run self-cleaning oven
wipe down outside of washer, dryer
wipe down inside of washer, dryer
wash lint trap with soap and water
put out of season items in storage
clean tub, shower, drain, curtain, doors - get rid of the water stains!
clean inside and outside of toilet
clean sink, drain
wash bath rugs
LIVING ROOM & FAMILY ROOM
clean TV screens
tidy electrical cords
wash bedskirts, ruffles, mattress pads
clean out under bed
vacuum / shampoo stairs
organize family photos - consider removing a few to "de-personalize"
organize / sweep garage
straighten entry items
clean / paint exterior of doors, windows
clean (or replace, if its worn) welcome mat
power wash exterior
trim bushes, trees, touch up landscape - clean up flower beds and plant new flowers
clean gutters and downspouts
clean the window and let the light in!