Spring Cleaning Checklist For Sellers

Spring is in the air! After a long winter, many people who have been thinking about selling their homes will finally take the plunge. Spring can be a great time to sell your house, but there are several steps that must be taken in order to sell quickly. Deep cleaning your home is one of the most important steps. 

Spring is a popular time for many homeowners to tackle the disorganization and layers of dust that may have built up over the winter and the rest of the preceding year, but this process is especially critical for sellers. To help make the job easier, Arrowhead Title, Inc. has compiled a spring cleaning checklist for you. While you can certainly add to this list, completing these tasks at a minimum will help you set yourself up for a successful (and hopefully speedy) sale.



Spring Cleaning Checklist - CLEANING

Kitchen
  • Wipe down all the counters
  • Clean the oven and stove
  • Sweep and mop the floors
  • Wipe down the front of the refrigerator and the inside
  • Scrub the sink and faucet
  • Wipe down the front of all cabinets
  • Shake out any rugs
  • Scrub down the microwave

Living Areas
  • Sweep or vacuum the floors
  • Dust all surfaces and lampshades
  • Scrub any shiny surfaces that may show fingerprints or grime (such as lamps, tables, TVs, or musical instruments)
  • Shake out any rugs

Bedrooms
  • Sweep or vacuum the floors
  • Dust all surfaces and lampshades
  • Make the beds
  • Scrub all shiny surfaces as before
  • Shake out any rugs

Bathrooms
  • Clean the mirrors
  • Dust all surfaces
  • Wipe down the countertops and sinks (including the faucets)
  • Scrub the toilets and wipe down all external surfaces
  • Clean the showers and bathtubs
  • Sweep and mop all floors
  • Shake out any rugs

Spring Cleaning Checklist - GENERAL ORGANIZATION

While you're at it, this is a great time to tackle the organization and decluttering projects that are also essential to selling a home. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started.
  • Replace any burnt-out light bulbs
  • Clean the windows and window sills
  • Wipe down the baseboards
  • Remove all items from your kitchen counter except a few basic appliances (like your coffee maker)
  • Clean electric outlets and light switch plates
  • Wipe down all the doorknobs 
  • Organize and downsize the items in your closets (emptier closets look bigger)
  • Organize and downsize all the items on your bookshelves, desks, tables, and other surfaces
  • Fold and put away all blankets and throws

If it sounds like a lot of work, that's because it is. However, cleaning your home in this manner will make its listing photos stand out and help all prospective buyers feel comfortable and at home in your space. Trust us - a clean property makes all the difference in the world!

When You're Ready To Buy Your New Home, Remember Arrowhead Title For Your Title Needs!

If you are buying a new house at the Lake of the Ozarks, we hope you'll keep our title company in Lake Ozark MO in mind. With over twenty years of experience, we have helped thousands of homebuyers purchase and protect their dream properties. We would love to help you in your next transaction! To learn more about how we may be able to serve you, visit our website or call our office directly at 573-302-1950.


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