Here are some tips on how to get your house ready based on how much time you have to prepare for those last minute showings. 24 Hours Before:
- When your house goes on the market, it is no longer the time to start big projects or cook elaborate meals. You want your home to only require a quick tidying before a showing container home
. Cook a few meals at a time so that you can easily put them in the microwave and you won’t need to dirty the stove and countertops. It is also good to use paper plates during this time so you don’t need to wash as many dishes. - Have under bed storage boxes that you can easily throw toys and extra items in. - Do a quick cleaning of all rooms; take a plastic bag around to each room and try to get rid of at least three things from each room. - Keep your regularly used toiletries in storage containers that can be quickly tucked from the counter to the bathroom cupboard. The countertop will look neat and clean up will be a breeze. - Vacuum, dust and wipe down all hard surfaces. - Try to do a few loads of laundry so that it is not piling up in the laundry room.
2-3 Hours Before:
- Take out the garbage.
- Make the beds.
- Put out new towels.
- Vacuum crumbs and dirt.
- Wipe down counters and appliances.
- Open windows to freshen the air quality.
20 Minutes Before: - Give each family member a room to tidy container hotel
, make sure all garbage is thrown out, beds are made and counters and appliances are wiped down. - Put toilet seats down and stash personal products out of sight.
- Open curtains and blinds.
- Turn on lights.
- Tuck away pet toys and supplies. Take your pets with you when you leave.
Using your time wisely before a showing to do these most important tasks will be worth while. Remember, that the better your house looks, the less likely it is you’ll have to continue this last minute tidy routine, except when you have company over at your new home.