If you’re like most people selling a home in Grand Junction, preparing for showings is one of the biggest disruptions in your daily life. In particular, the possibility of a short-notice showing may be causing quite a bit of stress; you have to try to keep your home as neat as a pin and ready to show at the drop of a hat. With a bit of forethought, though, you can reduce that stress—and you’ll never have to turn down a showing.
Showing Tip #1: Invest in a Lidded Hamper and Covered Baskets
Sure, you’ve decluttered the house. But you do live there, and some countertops and tables will continue to collect mail, keys and other items.
Baskets to the rescue! Large or small, make sure they have a lid or can be stashed out of sight. While you’re at it, use lidded laundry hampers to make bedrooms look instantly neater.
Showing Tip #2: Use Disposable Cleaning Wipes
With a packet of disposable cleaning wipes in each bathroom and the kitchen, you can make your surfaces spotlessly clean in minutes. Then just pitch the wipe—no murky rinse water to deal with. Baby wipes work just as well for this purpose as more expensive wipes marketed for cleaning.
Showing Tip #3: Enjoy Fresh Flowers and Fruit
Brightening the look of your home with flowers, live plants and bowls of fresh fruit is a classic staging trick for good reason: it works. It’s a great investment to make that can help you sell your home faster, so why not treat yourself?
Get a few potted succulents for the bathrooms, and make your home look more inviting with a vase or two of flowers. In the kitchen, you can swap out the flowers for a bowl of fresh, colorful fruit.
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