Intro: Putting together your spring cleaning list is particularly important if you're getting ready to sell your house. Decluttering is one of the first home staging ideas you'll hear as you prepare to put your home on the market. Here's a handy guide plus some simple home staging tips that will move you forward in the home selling process.
Home staging is opposite of decorating your home. The idea behind having some home staging ideas is that it takes the personal out of your home. While you may not like this, the buyer has be able to see your home as her home.
First Thing on Spring Cleaning List: Sell Your Home?
Most people who plan on selling their homes do so during the spring and summer, according to BankRate.com. If you do an annual spring cleaning, then you'll be ahead of the curve in terms of what you need to do to get your house ready to sell.
Do this before you put the photos of your home online, because almost 90% of people go shopping for a home first online. If they don't like what they see, they won't ask their realtor about your home.
Fortunately, some simple home staging ideas will help you in this process, which you can do in tandem with your spring cleaning.
You'll want to get out your spring cleaning list and do some deep cleaning, but first start with removing the clutter.
Home Staging Ideas - How to Get Rid of Your Clutter
- Remove the clutter in the places in your home where you allow clutter to accumulate
- Start with the clutter that's out in the open -- the stuff on your tables, shelves, etc.
- Pack away your seasonal clothes to give your closets a bigger look
- File stuff away
- Think about getting a storage unit temporarily rather than storing stuff in your basement
Once you do this portion of your spring cleaning, you can then proceed to the deep cleaning that will make your home more attractive to buyers. Below, you'll find links to several spring cleaning lists. They're comprehensive, so you won't forget anything.
Spring Cleaning Lists
Watch the video attached to this article for more home staging ideas to learn how to better declutter your home.
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