No one is going to buy a filthy property. If you are planning to sell your house, then you should know how to properly clean it to make it ready for sale. We know the magnitude of the task of deep cleaning an entire house. It's not an easy task to tackle for sure. That's why we're here to help by giving you some of the best must-do steps on how to deep clean your property before selling.
1. Plan In Advance
Deep cleaning an entire house is no joke. You must first take a good look at the whole house before tackling any room. Just do one room at a time so that you will not get overwhelmed when you begin cleaning.
2. Clear Out The Clutter
You want the house to be presentable to potential buyers. Start by decluttering your house of things that you no longer use. You can donate, sell, give away or throw the things that you do not need. Decluttering things that you do not need will make your house seem bigger and more spacious. Remember to clear out all the counters and even your closets because most buyers look into them.
3. Clean Up Each Room
Potential buyers like looking at the living room, dining, bedrooms and kitchen. Start with cleaning these rooms because they are the areas that catch the buyer's attention first. Make sure that there are no unnecessary items in every drawer, corner and cabinet.
4. Clean the Bathroom Thoroughly
A clean bathroom makes a good impression. Make sure you clean the toilet bowls thoroughly as well as the sinks and everything behind and under them. Polish the fixtures and wash the shower curtains. Clean your mirrors with a good glass cleaner to keep them streak-free.
5. Revitalise Your Rugs and Carpets
Make sure your carpets and rugs are all clean and fresh especially if you have pets at home. Potential buyers can easily smell pet odours in your carpets or rugs and you don't want that to happen. A clean home also means that your home smells good, too. Revitalise your carpets and rugs by using carpet cleaning products and carpet stain remover. Fresh carpets and rugs can add value to your home.
6. Clean Your Ceilings, Floors and Walls
Dusting, sweeping, mopping or vacuuming are regular daily or weekly chores for most households. However, some chores have to be done when you are deep cleaning your house. These include wiping down walls, cleaning doors and windows and polishing light fixtures. Remember the rule when cleaning a room and this is by starting from top to bottom and then left to right. This method of cleaning makes more sense and can help you save time and effort.
7. Don't Forget the Basement
Some of you may forget cleaning about the basement. You may think that potential buyers won't look down there but you always need to be ready. Ensure that your basement looks tidy, too. Clean your basement the same way how you cleaned the other rooms.
8. Spruce Up Your House
You can do little things in your house to make it more attractive to potential buyers. Here are some simple tips that will help you spruce up your house in no time.
- Put nice and clean throw pillowcases and make sure you straighten up the pillows in the living room and bedrooms.
- Fix all the beds. A well-made bed can make a big difference in the appearance of a bedroom.
- Arrange your toiletries and neatly fold the towels in the bathroom.
- Make your house smell fresh by putting an air freshener in every room.
- Be sure that all your mirrors and windows are streak-free.
- Spruce up a room by placing a plant.
9. Deep Clean the Exterior
Do not neglect deep cleaning the exterior of your house. Power wash your walkway, driveway and outdoor walls. Also, don't forget to clean up your lawn by trimming the grass and other plants.
10. Hire Professional Cleaners
Asking for help from a professional cleaning company is always a good idea before selling your property. Even though you think you can do it on your own, there are things in the house that are better handled by experts such as air duct cleaning, mould and mildew removal or carpet cleaning. By hiring professionals, you will be guaranteed that your house will be ready for successful showings.
Let the professional and specialist in pre sale cleaning help you with your property cleaning, talk to us about your concern. Call us on 1300 867 872.