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9 Easy Ways To Keep Your House Ready For Showings

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Selling a house is a lot of work. Selling a house that you are currently living in is a whole new level of work. It can be quite the task to keep a home show-ready while living in it day-to-day. However, by employing a few simple strategies, you can significantly lessen the work load when a new showing is scheduled.

 

9 Easy Ways To Keep Your House Ready For Showings

 

 1.  If you are selling a house that you are currently living in, then you are also preparing for a move. Devote a small amount of time each day to packing. Begin packing anything and everything you can do without until you are in your new home. With less things left out, you have far less to keep clean when a showing is booked.

2.  Pack away any decorative items that gather dust. This means less for you to clean when a showing is scheduled.

3.  Pack away photos. Again, this means less for you to dust. Having less personal items around also helps a potential buyer to picture themselves living in the house.

4.  Keep decorative baskets handy. With just a few minutes notice, you can use them to neatly store toys, books, clothes, or anything else that might be lying around. This is an easy way to keep the home clutter free.

5.  What a potential buyer sees when they first enter your home makes a big impression. Keep a specific bin handy for when a showing is booked to toss in shoes, coats, bags, and anything else that is kept by the front entry way.

6.  Leave a plate of freshly baked cookies on the counter. Whether potential buyers enjoy them or not is not the point. The aroma will simply add a more inviting feeling to the house. Have some frozen cookie dough on hand to bake a batch of cookies right before a showing. Bake them on parchment paper for quick cleanup. And make sure you set a timer on the oven so that you don’t forget them in your rush to get the house ready!

 

Freshen Things Up Before Heading Out The Door

The odds are that if your house is on the market, you are keeping it clean. But a few extra minutes can go a long way in making your home stand out, and in communicating that it is well taken care of. Consider spending a few minutes on these things to freshen up the house before heading out the door.

7.  For an easy way to freshen up the floors, invest in a simple spray-mop system with a citrus-scented soap spray. When a showing is scheduled, run the mop over any hard floors. This will help the floors shine, and leave your home with an extra clean scent.

8.  You can also use a carpet freshener before vacuuming to freshen things up before you head out the door.

9.  Keep citrus-scented cleaning wipes handy to quickly wipe down surfaces.

No matter how you slice it, selling a house is work. But with these 9 time-saving strategies, you can breathe easier when a showing is scheduled, knowing that your house is just a few steps from being ready to shine!

 

Oh—and don’t forget the most important step!

10. Return home after a showing to a beautiful, clean house, and a plate of fresh cookies to enjoy!

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