Here are a few of our insider secrets for making your home show-ready!
Start With A Thorough Decluttering Session
The first rule of thumb when starting any major cleanup is purging your space of items that you simply do not use. This task can seem overwhelming, but with a few helpful tricks, it can be tackled quickly and efficiently. A good starting point is doing 5-minute sessions several times a day, but then there is also the 12-12-12 rule: find 12 items to trash, 12 items to donate, and 12 items that need to be put back in their proper place.
Focus on Your Fridge
Your refrigerator puts up with a lot—oils, juices, spills, meats and more. Occasionally, give the removable bins and shelves a thorough cleaning. To remove food contamination and spillage, remove the door shelves and bins and wash them in warm, soapy water.
Do Not Avoid The Dryer
According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 15,000 fires start in residential laundry rooms each year. Pull out hard-to-reach lint with the crevice tool on your vacuum to suck up debris, in addition to clearing the fuzz from your dryer’s filter after each load. Also, vacuum under, around, and behind the dryer.
Tidy Your Bookshelf
A chaotic environment leads to a cluttered mind, so why not clean up the area of your home that feeds your mind the most? When you have finished the heavy-duty cleaning around your house, go to your bookshelf. Arrange your books in a way that is both pleasant to the eye and easy to navigate. You can make the same approach with your DVDs, video games, and any other items you keep on display.
Improve Air Quality in Your Home
All the cleaning in the world will not matter too much if the air you breathe leaves you sneezing and coughing.
Give your guests a break from allergies by replacing your furnace filters and vacuuming out your registers for optimal airflow. And if it still feels stuffy and dusty, hire a professional duct cleaning service, as their staff members know how to safely and effectively remove all buildup from your duct systems.
If you are looking to put your home on the market, details like these will make a world of difference. When ready to list your current and purchase your next place, secure financing with our helpful team at Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC. Contact us to learn more about your options.