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  • Preparing Your Home For Sale Check Sheet

    Friday, May 26, 2017   /   by Scott Hoffman

    Preparing Your Home For Sale Check Sheet

    Preparing Your Home For Sale Check Sheet

    If you are planning to put your house up for sale, here is a step-by-step checklist forde-cluttering your home.

    In every room

    •Remove all clutter

    •Clean the ceiling fan

    •Sweep the ceiling

    •Dust the walls from the top down•Dust the base boards

    •Dust all furniture

    •Vacuum, mop and/or clean carpets

    •Wash the windows

    •Replace or repair damaged mini-blinds•Replace blown light bulbs

    •Patch holes

    •Touch-up paint walls and trim

    Additional items in the kitchen

    •Box up all extra plates and serving pieces•Organize your spice rack and pantry

    •Scrub your sink

    •Change the drip pans on your stove top•Clean the oven

    •Wipe down all appliances

    Additional items in the bathroom

    •Scrub the shower

    •Clean the toilet

    •Remove toiletries from the counter and tub•Make any necessary repairs

    •Have clean towels prepared for show

    Additional items in the bedrooms

    •Remove excess books, magazines, and/or toys

    In the closets

    •Remove seasonal items•Organize loose items

    •Move boxes to attic or storage


    •Wash windows

    •Check for rot and mildew•Spot clean, if needed•Touch up paint, if needed

    •Sweep the front porch/stoop

    •Trim the lawn and hedges

    •Place potted flowers around your front door•Purchase a new welcome mat