Cleaning Checklist For Putting Your Home On The Market

Cleaning Checklist For Putting Your Home On The Market

Cleaning Checklist for Staging Your Home

When you’re selling your home, every little detail counts—inside and outside. Beyond staging, which you should do whenever possible, your house has to be immaculately clean. (Want to see a fabulous home? Check out 125 North Bennett St. in Long Beach. You can also check out the virtual tour of this beautiful Belmont Shore home for sale!)

The rule of thumb is that if your mother (or mother-in-law) would notice it, your buyers will, too. Here’s the thing: They may not notice if you do something, but they’ll almost certainly notice if you don’t.

Cleaning Checklist for Staging Your Home

When you’re cleaning your home to put it on the market, or before potential buyers stop by, save the most-trafficked rooms for last. You’ll save time later if the rooms you don’t use often are already clean.

Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

  • Dust corners and baseboards

  • Dust dressers, shelves, and trinkets

  • Make the bed and fluff pillows; if you have one, add a plush throw to the bottom of the bed to make the room appear cozier

  • Put fresh flowers on the dresser

  • Vacuum or sweep the floors, and get as far under the bed as possible

  • Remove half the clothes from the closet and arrange those that are left by color

Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

  • Scrub the counters and sinks

  • Squeegee the shower doors

  • Scour the tub and toilet

  • Sweep and mop the floors

  • Dust corners and baseboards

Living Room and Family Room Cleaning Checklist

  • Dust corners and baseboards

  • Dust shelves, televisions, and other surfaces

  • Wash the coffee table and end tables

  • Dust and clean the fireplace

  • Sweep and vacuum thoroughly, particularly under sofas, coffee tables, and end tables

Dining Room Cleaning Checklist

  • Dust décor

  • Wash and polish the dining table

  • Clean chairs (and don’t forget to dust the legs)

  • Sweep the floors and clean the baseboards

Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

  • Wash cupboards

  • Dust corners

  • Polish counter tops

  • Wash refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave inside and out (and use stainless steel wipes if they’re stainless steel)

  • Scrub the floors and baseboards

  • Wash walls between counters and cupboards

  • Clean out cupboards

  • Clean stovetop and oven

Overall House-Cleaning Checklist

  • Dust all corners

  • Clean all mirrors and dust all hanging wall décor

  • Dust baseboards

  • Vacuum or sweep stairs and dust railings

  • Dust light fixtures

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