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6 Tips to Tidy Your Home for Showing

June 26th, 2019 5:36 PM by Sharon Mason

Keeping your home looking like a furniture showroom for long stretches isn’t easy. Here are a few tips to keep your house ready for showings while you’re still living in it.

 

Attack the Clutter

As you prepare your home for showing, start with a major decluttering. Throw out, recycle or give away things you don’t use. Getting rid of junk will make your home more appealing to prospective buyers and free up space for you to neatly store things when it’s time to tidy up for a showing.

 

Rent Storage Space

Keeping things neat is easier when you have fewer things. An off-site storage unit can help (and you can keep it as messy as you like).

 

Start Packing

Packing most of your dishes and large baking and cooking items frees up cabinet space that you can use to stash items you use on a regular basis. It also gives you a head start on packing for your move.

 

Rope off a Room or Two

If you can, temporarily rope off rooms or areas from the kids, pets or spouses to contain your mess in a smaller space while your house is listed. But remember to make those rooms look nice, too, before the showing!

 

Buy Hiding Spots

The home sections of discount stores are filled with attractive fabric boxes and fashionable bins that can simultaneously hide junk and match your decor.

 

Stash it under the Bed

Invest in a couple of under-the-bed bins that you can use to store everything from socks to kids’ toys in when faced with a last-minute showing.

When showing your home, it pays to work with a professional. Call my office and get started today!

 

Sharon Mason, Associate Broker

RE/MAX Professionals

623-810-9988

sharon@sharonmasonrealtor.com 

www.RetireArizonaStyle.com 

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Posted by Sharon Mason on June 26th, 2019 5:36 PM

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