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4 Cleaning Tips To Help Your House Sell

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The cure for selling your house isn’t always about investing more in painting, renovating, interior design and so forth. Sometimes it’s as simple as using your effort and resources to think about the qualities a charming house emulates and putting that into practice. Is it wacky artsy designs tailored to a specific taste? Or, is it something as simple as a clean and tidy home? Below are 4 tips to tidy and clean your house to help it sell and avoid turning off potential buyers.

Fragranced Cleaner

With a specific odor linked to each individual and their houses, for those who have animals, for instance, this may not be such a pleasant one. Take extra care to ensure your home doesn’t give off unattractive odors to visitors. This can be prevented with a few scented candles during visits, or cleaning areas in particular which hold disastrous smells which could be putting of your guests. Make sure you throw out old food from the fridge, empty the bins and disinfect the kitchen sink. All of the above contribute to the aroma of your house and the impression of your home to potential buyers.

Less Is More

Rather than adding an extra picture here, a vase over there, instead why not draw back on the distracting clutter to give your guests the opportunity to see past your collection of ornaments and trinkets. When choosing to sell your house, you have to be mindful that, although you might love your house dearly, your choice of accessories may not be quite so appealing to your guests. Which is why the appeal of your house may benefit from you taking away accessories and diminishing clutter. Attempt to shut away toys lying around the house, dishes left to dry next to the sink and calendars and keys planted on the hallway table. If you’re still committed to buying something to help the house sell, buy something timeless and broadly appreciated like fresh flowers.

Carpet Cleaning

With years of toddlers and dogs trudging across the carpets, from multiple family holiday events to birthday parties, book clubs and house parties galore, your carpet has had a lot of pressure to endure over the years. A thorough hoover and a few spot stain removals might be all your carpet needs before your guests arrive to look presentable. However, if your carpet has experienced consistent neglect, the debris and food stains may not be removed from the spritz of a carpet cleaning spray. You may, in fact, benefit more so from a thorough clean by hiring a professional to shampoo the carpet. This, in turn, will possibly revert your carpet back to a color you never knew you had and also get rid of any bacteria causing that unpleasant aroma.

Front Door

The entrance to one’s home has a spectacular impact on the thoughts and feelings of your new visitors. All it requires is a bit of soapy water and effort to dust the spiders and cobwebs away and wash off the debris to reveal your door looking like new. Pay extra attention to the hardware to make it shine.

The suggestions are a few of many ways to clean your house to help it sell, all of which require little investment in money and a small investment in your time and effort.


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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