Cleaning And Storage Tips For A Sale-Ready Home

The appearance of your home and how it is decorated, furnished, and filled with items can affect a buyer's perception of it and its perceived value. Because you want to sell your home for as much as possible as easily as possible, it is in your best interest to make your home look its best in cleanliness and organization. And with the new year here, it is a great time to implement some new cleaning goals while you prepare to put your home on the market. The following are some organization, cleaning, and storage tips to keep in mind when you are preparing to sell your house.

Follow a Cleaning Schedule

The idea of cleaning your entire house at one time can seem overwhelming, but when you need to keep your home clean for seller showings, it is essential. However, if you make a weekly cleaning list, you can clean and keep clean your entire home and not stress yourself out.

If you are making your own weekly cleaning list, clean the bathrooms on Monday, for example, the floors on Tuesday, the fridge, kitchen sink, and ceiling fans on Wednesday, and the baseboards and windows on Thursday, and continue each day of the week to divide up all the cleaning chores. You can also find some very helpful pre-made lists online or from Pinterest to use as examples for this large but easy-to-manage cleaning task.

Declutter Your Spaces

Now you can begin the declutter your home interior spaces. Look through closets, corners, storage shelves, and the kitchen pantry, for example. Pull out items you rarely use or never use and decide to donate, discard, or put them in storage. Preparing to move with decluttering is a great way to reduce your possessions while you organize, which in turn also reduces the household items that you eventually need to pack up and move to your new place.

Organize Your Storage Space

After you have removed clutter from the areas in your home where it can most easily collect, rent and use a storage unit to store your important and needed items. A storage unit is a great alternative to keeping excess items in your home because you still have it available to you in a safe location but it is not going to impede your home's appearance or lower its value. 

Be sure you pack up your items into boxes or plastic tubs that stack well upon one another. And you should be able to label each box with a brief description of what is inside to help you locate specific items later on. Any furniture you pack into your storage space should be covered with an old sheet or moving blanket to reduce its dust accumulation. You may choose to rent an indoor dust-controlled storage space or climate-controlled space to eliminate dust collecting on your items and prevent problems with the climate.

For more information on personal storage, contact a storage facility.