Tips for Keeping a Clean Home While Selling
An important part of the home-selling process is showing it to prospective buyers. It is necessary to keep a tidy home, so buyers can focus more on the house’s features and less on your household items. If you have children, it can be difficult to keep the everyday messes under control. Here are some tips for keeping the chaos to a minimum:
Under-bed storage: Storing items under kid’s beds is both practical and easy to get them involved when it comes to tidying up. Try using rolling plastic or rattan storage bins if there is enough space under their beds. Using an oversized comforter can easily keep these storage containers out of sight.
Built-in storage. Utilize furniture with built-in storage, such as ottomans, or clear a drawer in the entertainment center specifically to tuck away any roaming toys, games and other items they may end up in your living room spaces.
Baskets and trunks. If you don’t have much built-in storage or discreet space to take advantage of, consider buying decorative trunks or baskets with lids that you can place around your home.
Suitcases. If you need to store toys in the back of a closet, put them in suitcases that you can easily roll and move rather than bulky plastic bins.
Donation. While your kids may feel attached to every toy, stuffed animal or plaything they own, it might be time to downsize the collection. Suggest that they start a donation pile, so that their unused items can bring joy to other kids instead.