Ten cleaning tips to sell your home

Some people enjoy cleaning their home, but others don’t. Either way, a tidy house is a tidy mind, right? If you care for your home, maintain, and update it when it comes to selling your house you may have a much easier time of it. For one thing, you will not have to make a whole lot of repairs and updates in the weeks before you list it. So, with that in mind, we spoke to our resident Realtor, Deb Sarsany of the Deb Sarsany Team at The Real Estate Group about her top tips for keeping your home spic and span. 

  1. If you really want to cut down on your cleaning time, then you need to be prepared to clean more often. Once you’ve deep-cleaned your home, give it a once over every couple of days. 
  2. The best way to keep a home clean is to prevent dirt, grime, or mess, build up. For example, wiping down the bathroom after each shower will prevent scum buildup. 
  3. If you’re struggling to maintain streak free windows and mirrors with window cleaner and paper towels then get yourself a squeegee. With a drop of dish soap, a bucket of water, and a squeegee you’ll never look back. 
  4. Kitchen grease is always one of the toughest messes to clean up and it inevitably ends up on your cabinets and range too. A standard dishwashing detergent will cut through the grease. Mix one spoon with a gallon of warm water. Wipe with a sponge or cloth and then dry with another. For tough grease stains mix baking soda with water and scrub. 
  5. Five, anyone that wants to avoid using chemicals in their home should consider using lemon juice or vinegar. The acid from the lemon will even dissolve rust on patios, porches, garage floors and driveways. 
  6. Bathroom mold is such a turn-off. If your bathroom is not well-ventilated water will remain on the walls after showering or bathing. Try hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle to rid your bathroom of mold and mildew. 
  7. Some areas of Springfield, or neighboring parts; you may find mineral deposits from hard water on your plumbing fixtures. Use white vinegar and a clean cloth to wipe your faucets. 
  8. It seems that no matter what you do there are always fingerprints, smudges, and watermarks on your stainless steel appliances or sink. Mineral oil will repel water and prevent hygiene products from sticking. 
  9. I’d be lost without my Swiffer. I good dust every week will rid your home of cobwebs and keep the place looking tidy. 
  10. Last, but by no means least, have all of your cleaning tools and products to hand and in one place. At least you’ll save some time when it comes to keeping your home spic and span. 

If you don’t have time, or don’t like to clean, you can hire a house cleaner while your home is on the market – this is money well invested. Buyers also believe that if the home is clean and well cared for those areas, such as mechanicals and structure, are maintained. 

For information about the Deb Sarsany Team at The Real Estate Group visit Facebook or call (217) 313-0580.