Preparing Your Home for the Summer Months
by Lori Lesnansky & Team,
SoSimple Home-Keller Williams
So often when our clients want to sell their homes, what they dread the most is what to do with the stuff that mysteriously accumulated. Actually, many homeowners have told us that they would sell their house and take advantage of the real estate market right now if that mountain of cleaning, purging, and organizing would be easier to climb.
Here is our quick guide to organizing your home whether you’re just welcoming guests or you’re getting it ready to sell. You’ll find living in a clutter free house will actually reduce stress and you’ll have more energy. So let’s get to work:
Pull everything out and wash and dry the fridge from top to bottom and the same for the pantry. Check expiration dates and toss expired and old leftovers. Organize the food to make a system that works for you. Don’t forget the freezer.
Take it all out and reorganize. If you have worn out towels and washcloths, tear them up and use them for rags. They are perfect handy cleaning towels.
Books, Game and Toys:
Sort through the games and put those random pieces away. Also as you open the games if the game is missing any critical game pieces then get rid of it. When it comes to books, I have a really hard time getting rid of them, however donate or pass some along to friends or family and the same with toys. Keep some and get rid of the ones that are no longer played with.
Scrub a dub-dub those bathrooms from head to toe. Empty and organize the drawers.
Look at each and every piece of clothing. Throw away anything that is worn out. Ask yourself when is the LAST TIME this was worn? If it has been six months to a year, or you can’t remember the last time it was worn, then DONATE IT! Do the same with shoes. Remove and put away anything that doesn’t belong in the closet.
File, dust, declutter. Clean out drawers and organize office supplies. For a full checklist visit: sosimplehome.com
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