Preparing Your Home for a Spring Sale
Spring is a time for all that is new and bright as we emerge from the cold Saskatchewan winter and welcome fresh possibilities. Putting your home on the market this spring should be a reflection of the season, and a deep clean to organize, rearrange and fix up your space will go a long way.
Declutter and Organize Your Home
The idea of decluttering and organizing before you sell can be daunting, but as you sort through and let go of items you no longer need, your moving load and personal life will both become much lighter in the process.
Decluttering is important because it removes blockages and imbalances from your environment to create space for creativity and wellness. When your home is clean and vibrant, the space is filled with positive energy and will have an impact on potential buyers. Countertops that are covered with small appliances and kitchenware can give the impression that there isn’t enough cupboard space. Clutter takes up space and space is what sells, so make your home look bigger and more desirable by editing down to just the basics.
Add Energy to Your Home with Light, Paint and Space
Freshen up rooms by adding a little paint if necessary, which can make a big difference to any room. Put away any decor or items that are better suited to the winter and decorate with items that have a spring vibe by using bright tones. Make sure to remove all personal items so buyers can visualize the space as their own.
Add energy to the space by changing light bulbs to ones with a higher wattage, which will give off more light. Make sure all your light bulbs are replaced and working. Natural light is also great, so dust off those windows and open the blinds for an instant feeling of positivity. If it works, pull your furniture off the walls so that potential buyers can see the parameters of the rooms, and if you have any vacant rooms, consider staging to give a more complete look.
Important areas to keep in mind as you clean and declutter include getting any carpets cleaned, dealing with odours, and making sure your closets are organized and can easily be opened. You don’t want a potential buyer to have difficulty opening closet doors or have items come tumbling out. Make sure to do any repairs such as fixing loose handrails, broken appliances, leaky faucets, and patching any holes or cracks in the walls.
Clean the Yard and Patio Outside Your Home
Once you’ve tackled the house, move to the yard. Make sure your yard looks well-groomed, and deal with any patio furniture or outdoor accessories that may need a good clean after the winter. You may also want to declutter your tools, lawn and garden supplies, keeping in mind that anything you keep, you’ll have to move with you.
When you are selling your home, you want it to look its absolute best for potential buyers who walk through the door. Cleaning and decluttering are an important part of preparing for a spring sale, and by giving your home a deep clean, you allow yourself to tackle fresh opportunities, facing the future with a clear space and a clear mind.
When your home looks its best, it will increase the overall value and decrease the total amount of time it’s on the market, meaning that a little bit of effort goes a long way as you prepare to sell your home this spring.