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On May 08, 2019

Listing Your Home: A Cleaning to Sell Checklist

When it comes to selling your home, the cleanliness will make it that much more appealing to future buyers. But where do you begin? What is important and what isn't? Here is a checklist by room for deep cleaning tasks when selling your home:

Kitchen
  • Wash walls around appliances, wipe off any décor, look for built-up grease and grime
  • Wipe off outside/insides of cabinets and countertops
  • Clean the outside/inside of all appliances
  • Wash any windows in the room
  • Dust baseboards, trim, window sills, and any shelving
  • Wash the kitchen floor and shake out any rugs
  • Wipe down any switch plates
  • Take out any garbage or recycling
  • Clean any fans or vents
Bathroom
  • Soak your toilet and give it a good scrubbing
  • Scrub your bathtub and/or shower, replace any dingy shower curtains or liners
  • Wash your sink, mirror, and any windows in the room
  • Wipe off any décor that has gunk on it i.e. hairspray build-up, toothpaste splatters, etc.
  • Wash your bathroom floor and shake out rugs
  • Dust baseboards, trim, exhaust fan, window sills, back of toilet, and any shelving
  • Wipe down any switch plates
  • Take out any garbage
Living Room
  • Dust off walls, you heard us right, dust can cling to your walls
  • Wash any mirrors or windows in the room
  • Dust baseboards, trim, window sills, light fixtures, and any shelving
  • Vacuum/shampoo any carpet
  • Clean any other floors accordingly, i.e. wood, tile, etc.
  • Wipe down any switch plates
  • Polish your furniture
  • Clean any fans or vents
Bedroom
  • Dust off walls, baseboards, trim, window sills, light fixtures, and any décor
  • Wash any mirrors or windows in the room
  • Vacuum/shampoo any carpet
  • Clean any other floors accordingly, i.e. wood, tile, etc.
  • Make sure any clothing or personal items are put away
  • Wipe down any switch plates
  • Polish your furniture
  • Clean any fans or vents
Halls, Stairs, Closets, etc.
  • Dust off walls and look for smudged fingerprints
  • Wash any mirrors or windows in the room
  • Dust baseboards, trim, window sills, light fixtures, and any shelving
  • Make sure all banisters or railings are clean and secure
  • Wipe down any switch plates
Garage
  • Make sure everything is well lit
  • Organize and shelving
  • Sweep the floor and shake out any rugs
  • Clean any fans or vents
Outdoors
  • Make sure lawn is mowed or snow is plowed
  • Sweep off any landings or steps
  • Pull any weeds
  • Blow or rake off any debris like leaves or branches
  • Pick up dog poop
  • Wash exterior windows
  • Freshen up any flower beds or pots

Whew, that was a lot! Rather have the professionals deep clean for you? Give ServiceMaster by Ayotte a call today!

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