Who is ready for some spring cleaning? If you are planning to put your house on the market this year, you probably have a list of both big and small improvements that need to be made before you are ready for listing.
Looking at that list can be overwhelming! But tackling all those small projects adds up to big improvements. We have a few relatively cheap and easy things you can do to get your home ready to sell.
Even if you keep your home neat and clean, when is the last time you really dug in to reach every inch of your home? Start in one room and work your way across the whole house. Scrub behind the toilet. Dust your blinds and ceiling fan blades. Take a vacuum and duster to ever corner. Once you get every nook and cranny clean, you will be amazed at the difference you notice.
Keep, Toss, Donate
Most of us have at least one “catch-all” closet that gets stuck with all the junk we don’t know what to do with. Sift through the clutter to figure out what you want to keep, toss or donate. If you aren’t sure whether or not to keep something, put it and other items like it in a box to store in the basement or attic for three months. If you don’t miss it during that time, get rid of it.
Follow the 5-10 minute rule
After you get your home in tip-top shape, it is only a matter of keeping it tidy, right? Easier said than done! We suggest using the 5-10 minute rule. If you can pick up, clean or fix something in less than 5 or 10 minutes, get it done right away. Keep a running list of all the bigger weekend projects.
Even if you aren’t getting ready to sell your home, motivate yourself to complete a few spring cleaning projects! Sunset Bank offers an experienced team of mortgage lenders who know the Waukesha housing market in and out. We have solutions for you! Contact one of our lenders today.