Spring is finally here, and your spring cleaning tasks have been patiently waiting for you to tackle them after the long, cold winter. If you are selling your home and moving this spring as well, it will benefit you greatly to give the house a good cleaning, as well as the sorting and purging that should be done. Here are some great reasons why you should spring clean before you sell your home and move.
Spring Clean to Sell Your Home FAST!
Any realtor will tell you that a clean home will equal a quicker sale than an unclean home. Room by room purging, sorting, packing away unused items that you still want to keep, will make your home look bigger. When you clean all the nooks and cranny’s, baseboards, ceiling fans etc…potential buyers will know you’ve been a responsible homeowner who took good care of their potential new home. The less you have on display, whether it be bookshelves, linen closets, kitchen cupboards…the more you leave space for potential buyers to imagine their things in that space. When that happens, they will start to see what it could be like as their home.
Spring Clean to Save Time
As you are going through your belongings, ask yourself these 3 questions. Should I keep it? Should I sell it? (See below) Should I trash it? If you decide to throw things away, see if some of them can be recycled first. You can check with your local waste management department to see what is allowed to be recycled and what’s not allowed. The things you decide to keep, ask yourself if they can be packed away until after you move. The more you can pack ahead of time, the less time you need to spend on packing when it gets closer to moving day.
Spring Clean to Earn Some Cash
There are many ways to earn cash on the things that you no longer want or need. One of the easiest ways is to post your items on Facebook Marketplace or other social media sales outlets. If you have too much to sell online, then plan a good ole ’fashioned garage sale. It’s a great way to get the kids involved and motivates them to go through their things that they can turn into cash. It’s also a great way to say goodbye to your neighbors before your move.
Spring Clean to Save Money
If you are a using a local moving company like Sylvania Moving and Hauling, the less there is to load in the moving truck, the more money you can keep in your pocket. Moving companies either charge by the hour, charge by the amount of items you have, or charge by weight. No matter how a moving company charges, the less time spent on moving your things and the fewer boxes you have weighing the truck down, the less you have to spend on moving costs.
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Once you’ve finished your spring cleaning, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. But only for a short time as future buyers will be anxious to make your old home, their new home.
Call Sylvania Moving When It’s Time to Move!
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