Spring has sprung! If for you that means you’re about to put your home on the market to take advantage of the busy Spring selling period then it’s time to get Spring cleaning to ensure your property attracts the most attention from buyers.
This doesn’t have to be a huge job either, here are three Spring cleaning hacks to make life easier when trying to sell your home.
Easy decluttering hack
Most of us know the golden rule when selling our house is to declutter, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. Not everything has a place, and with kids, pets and a collection of furniture built-up over the years it can seem like a really daunting task.
One of the easiest ways to declutter properly before putting your home on the market is to hire a temporary storage unit for the duration of the campaign. This means you’ll have somewhere to put the extra furniture that isn’t adding to the look and feel of the home, excess toys that don’t fit in the kids cupboards, and it means cleaning out the garage and any other home storage area so they too can be presented in the best possible light.
Sort clutter into three piles:
Anything to keep, goes into storage.
Anything too good to be thrown away but no longer of use can be donated, or even sold.
Anything that’s no longer of use and is looking tired and shabby can form a pile to be taken to the local tip.
With this done, it will be so much easier to stage the home in a way that will appear to the vast majority of buyers.
Easy ways to remove marks and mould
Are the walls of your home looking a little shabby or do you have some mould spots in the corner of the bathrooms? Here is an easy cleaning solution you can make up for both – it’s inexpensive and simple and doesn’t involve a drop of paint.
Grab a spray bottle and fill with one part white vinegar, one part lemon juice and two parts water.
Spray this solution on any mould build-up in bathrooms, leave for a few minutes and then wipe clean with a cloth. You can use the same solution on dirty marks on the walls left from handprints or dirt.
Quick and easy ways to clean blinds and curtains
One area of our home that often gets missed in the usual weekend clean are blinds and curtains. But that doesn’t mean a potential buyer won’t notice if these are looking dusty or dirty. Here are two incredibly simple ways to get both looking new again.
Cleaning curtains – most curtains are made of fabric that should hold up to gentle washing. Simply remove the curtains from the rods and put them in your washing machine on the gentlest setting available. Dry out of direct sunlight to avoid fading and then pop them back again.
Cleaning blinds – Make up a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water, get a clean sock on your hand and dip this into the solution. Now you can simply run the sock along vertical or horizontal blinds to rid them of dust and dirt in literally minutes!
With the clutter safely stored away, the walls and window treatments fresh and clean, all your home needs now is a vacuum and tidy and it’s ready for the busy spring selling period!