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5 cleaning tips to keep your home show-ready and ready for selling

Selling your home is never easy. Potential buyers will be coming in to view it, and will be making judgements on whether or not they want to buy solely on the way it looks.  This means, that when it comes to selling your home, you are going to want to make sure that it is in tip top condition and looks almost like a show home.

But how do you do that? How can you make sure that your home looks great, particularly if you are still living in it? Well, we at Anwyl Homes have put together 5 simply cleaning based tips which will help to ensure that your home is ready for not only viewing but hopefully being bought too!

Have a designated junk store

Despite your best efforts, there is a good chance that you will find your home becomes full of stuff. You may not mind having a home that is a little on the cluttered side, but this probably isn’t going to look appealing to potential buyers.

If you are short on time and need to make sure that your house looks at its best, then it may make sense to create yourself a designated junk store. This can be a place that you hide away all those things that are making your house look untidy.

Try to have this junk store a place that no-one is going to be able to peek into during a viewing, such as a shed in the garden or perhaps a cupboard in the bedroom.

Jet washing your drive and patio areas

Whether it is right or wrong, people will make a judgement on your property before they even step foot inside. This means that it makes sense to ensure that the outside of your home looks as good as possible.

A good idea is to give your drive and patio areas a bit of a blast with a jet washer. This will remove some of the dirt and debris that has built up over time and will leave you with a sparkling clean outside area that is going to ensure that your home looks perfect.

Add a touch of flair

You are always told to try and ensure that your home is as neutral as possible when someone is viewing it, as this will give them a blank canvas to consider what they would do. However, that doesn’t mean that it has to be incredibly boring and dull.

They are simple ways that you can add a touch of flair to your property, without it being too in your face to the people who are viewing it. A simple way is with small ornaments or candles. These not only bring a touch of colour but also give a sense of simplistic style too. Just the look that you will want to go for when it comes to selling your home.

Use temporary storage for less important items

It isn’t easy to clear out your house for viewings, particularly if you have plenty of furniture or larger items. However, if you are finding that your home looks cluttered a little on the packed side, then you may want to consider temporary storage.

Temporary storage gives you a place to put some of those less important items, giving your home a bit of clear space. Not only this but if you hope to sell and move quickly, then it also means that some of the things that you are going to take with you, are already packed up and ready to move into your new home.

Always focusing on the key rooms

Your home is going to be judged as a whole when it comes to viewings. However, what you may not realise is that there are also some key rooms throughout it that could go a long way to influencing their decision.

These key rooms are the kitchen, the bathroom and the living room. These are the rooms that are not only used the most but also are easier to get messy and untidy. If you are particularly short on time before a viewing, then these are the rooms that you will want to focus on.

Creating a home that looks like a show home isn’t easy. However, there are ways that you can try and do this with your property. As long as you think about the items that you can live without for the period of selling the property and try your best to keep the key rooms clean as well as the outside looking its best. Then you should be a step closer to ensuring that your property is seen in the best light, and you make a sale as quickly as possible.

The above are easy ways to get your home ready for selling so you can move into your new home as soon as possible. For luxury new build houses check out Anwyl Homes and their latest developments.

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