One of the biggest challenges of selling is keeping your home showing-ready, especially if you have children or pets. Keeping ahead of the cleaning game can ensure that you are not rushing to tidy up when you have a showing scheduled. Clear The Clutter The biggest barrier to keeping a clean house during the selling process is often the clutter. A home that is clean can still look messy if you have piles of unopened mail, children’s toys, and other items scattered around. The more clutter you can clear away regularly, the easier it will be when you have a showing. Be sure to sort and put away mail as soon as you bring it into the house. The same goes for any other stacks of paperwork or to-do items that tend to pile up. A daily run-through of your home to pick up things that haven’t yet been put away will save you time and make your house look cleaner. It’s also a good idea to get a few boxes and pack away items you don’t really need to have out; reduce the number of toys for your kids and put away things that don’t need to be out […]
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    Housework has a way of getting overwhelming quickly. You put a few things off and before you know it you’re facing hours of cleaning just to get it back to normal. But if you plan carefully and stick to a plan, you can get all of your basic housework done in only about 15 minutes a day, and keep it clean and company-ready all the time. Start With A Baseline You’ll have to do that deep cleaning before you start, because otherwise you’ll always be playing catch up. Set a day aside and clean your house from top to bottom. If you stick to the simple 15-minute-a-day plan from here on out, you’ll rarely if ever spend a whole day cleaning again. This deep cleaning establishes a baseline of clean that you would like to maintain; once you have this baseline, you simply have to take the time each day to keep things in order. Your Daily Fifteen Make a list of the main cleaning jobs in your home. These will usually include vacuuming/floor sweeping, cleaning bathrooms, dusting, washing floors and counters, and laundry. The things on your list may differ depending on the size of your home and how […]
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