Apply These 7 Cleaning Techniques Before Selling Your Home

Even in the dead of winter, the real estate market is hotter than ever. And, that’s great news if you have the project to sell your house.

But, buyers will not line up outside your door if you have an unattractive and dirty house. The only way to attract buyers is to attack the cleaning process with these steps.

#1. Start As Early as Possible

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Moving day equals to a crazy day. If you want to be kind to yourself and avoid the intense, frantic pressure, get a head start on the cleaning stage.

And, when it comes to large houses, the complexity of the challenge amplifies. It will be a cinch if you start with one room at a time (maybe one per day).

#2. Basic Cleaning Supplies

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As any expert at Sheen Cleaning will tell you, the one thing you need when cleaning your house is the right equipment.

So, before going into action, make sure you have all the basic cleaning supplies that you need.

Here is a list of things:

  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Toothbrush
  • Window cleaner
  • Lots of rags
  • Dusting wand
  • Sponges and scourers
  • Mop and bucket
  • Protective gloves

#3. Banish the Clutter

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What might be old memory pictures, kids’ drawings and souvenirs for you might be seen as trash by potential buyers. You may not realize it, but that huge junk that’s piled up over the years is a visual reminder of a distressing spectrum.

If you want to create a sense of order and a feel of self-efficiency in your house, removing the clutter and boxing up your personal stuff are the best ways to get rid of any interruptions and have a fresh start.

#4. Give Some Attention to the Walls

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No matter how many years you’ve lived in a house, chances are you must have put up some pictures on the walls and, it’s obvious that picture hooks must have left some holes in the plaster, along with scuff marks and paint stains on walls.

Want to impress a buyer? Once your walls are clean, apply a fresh lick of paint to make your house look more modern and appealing.

#5. Clean Floors

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While you may not notice or attribute much importance to the odd stains in between your tiles, prospective buyers certainly will. If you want to bring the tiles back to their original look, give them a good and detailed scrub. And, if they have started to discolour, try to regrout and reseal them completely.

Are you an owner of a house full of carpets? Lucky you, as most buyers now prefer the carpets due to their warm, inviting and spacious style. Carpets are known to improve indoor air quality but they can also collect a lot of dust over time.

You have two options: either hire professional carpet cleaning services or do it yourself, which might include renting or buying the necessary equipment.

#6. Clean Windows

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What’s the use of scrubbing your floors and paintings your walls inside when dirty windows outside can drag down your home’s curb appeal?

Before, you might have preferred some relaxation time to this unpleasant chore, but now’s not the time to neglect it. As this might be a struggle, it is recommended to get more hands to help around.

If you want to speed up things, try cleaning with vinegar, baking soda and some commercial household cleaning detergent. Make sure you don’t forget the sills inside the window, the window tracks and all the flat surfaces of the window. Hose down your windows, wipe them up with the cleaning stuff, try your best to remove all the stains and hose them off again.

#7. Don’t Forget Your Toilet

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If I were in the place of a potential buyer, the first place I’d inspect would have been the toilet. The excuse of “I need to go to the toilet” allows the buyer – who is in the mode of a careful observer – to identify any stain or dirt in your toilet.

If you don’t want to give a heart attack to buyers, make sure you scrub and clean the most used seat of your house.


Looking for a friendly and professional team that can make your house shine? Call Sheen Cleaning today!


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