One thing that I've learned over the years is that Buyers are more attracted to clean houses. But even when you're not thinking of selling, it feels good to have a clean house. And while a standard job may give a home a momentary shine, a deep clean of hidden spots may help provide the wow factor the house needs. And you deserve the wow factor in your own home!
Here are a few tips on deep cleaning a home:
1. Use a top-to-bottom approach.
Begin at the top: Clear the cobwebs from the corners of the ceiling, dust off light fixtures and ceiling fans and clean off cabinet tops (including the top of the refrigerator). All of these areas tend to be prime dust collectors. Next, move on to the middle of the home: Wipe down walls, and touch up paint where needed. Remove build-up on light switch panels. Finally, clean the baseboards and floors.
2. Change air conditioner filters.
If the home seems to be perpetually dusty, the A/C filter and ducts may be the culprits. If the filter needs to be changed or the duct needs repairing, you're just recirculating the same dust throughout the home.
3. Zoom in on the bathroom.
Beyond cleaning the typical spots, go further: Clean behind the toilet too. Check for rust where the toilet meets the floor, scrub the hinges on the toilet cap, and polish the shower, tub and faucet. Also, scrub the bathtub tile. Don't neglect the rails on a glass shower door.
4. Clean behind the refrigerator.
You may be surprised at what you find behind your fridge, everything from decaying food to even a breeding ground for insects. Pull out the fridge and give it a good scrub underneath.
These are just a few of the tips I share with sellers thinking of selling their house. If you are considering a move yourself, or know someone who is, contact me today! I'm happy to provide a free personalized estimate of the home's value.
Source: The Cleaning Authority