• February 4, 2018

Get the Green by Being Clean


Get the Green by Being Clean

You don’t need a real estate agent to tell you that your house must be clean before a house showing. However, as humans we’re messy. While the cleaner your house is the more luck you’ll have in selling your home, we realize that some people are short on time. That’s why we want to give you some cleaning hacks that can make cleaning quick and easy, and for the deep cleaners out there, we want to provide you with a short list of areas you may have overlooked in your home.

1. Start at the Top

The best way to deep clean is from top-to-bottom and left-to-right. You can start by getting on a ladder and cleaning the ceiling fan that hasn’t been wiped off in two years. Cleaning this way means any dust or dirt that falls to the ground will be cleaned up later, which saves you the trouble of vacuuming multiple times.

2. Remove Anything You Don’t Need

Anything that isn’t serving a function, or that you don’t need should be removed. This will give you less things to clean. If there are things you absolutely must have, make sure to have a plan on how to hide them before a showing.

3. Make Good Habits or Fake Them

Getting in the habit of putting your laundry in the dryer immediately after it’s been washed or putting your dishes in the dishwasher after you eat will save you loads of time.

4. Focus on What They’ll Notice

If you don’t have time to do much cleaning, then focus on the things that are at eye level. The two places people are most interested in when buying a home are the kitchen and the bathroom, so make sure to spend most of your time in those spots.

5. Details

Finally, freshen up your house with small details like flowers in a vase. These details make things seem fresher than they actually are.

Places You forget to Clean:

1. Your Bed

Even if your room is pristine, if a buyer sees a wrinkled comforter, they will get a feeling of untidiness.

2. Door Frames and Baseboards

These places collect dust and dirt. To clean these areas wipe them down with a damp cloth or household cleaning wipes.

3. Trashcans

You should always empty your trashcans before a showing, but you should also consider cleaning the can. Sometimes a strange smell can come from your trashcan because of what you throw away. To clean the trash can scrub it and rinse it out. Keep it clean by spraying it with disinfectant regularly.

4. Toothbrushes and Toothbrush holder

If you are going to keep your toothbrush out, then make sure it is clean. No one wants to see your toothpaste residue. You can clean your toothbrush by running it in a cycle in your dishwasher. You should also clean your toothbrush holder, which can hold bacteria and germs from your mouth. Wipe the toothbrush holder with a damp cloth and some soap.

5. Shower Curtain

Your shower curtain can get brown residue spots from soap residue. To get rid of these spots wash your shower curtain in the washing machine.

Selling your house begins by giving buyers a good impression. This impression can be drastically affected by how clean your home is. While you may be pressed for time, it’s important to find ways to clean your home quickly and efficiently.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-908-7293 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/