Now that spring has arrive with its lovely colors and fresh green looks, we can find a good deal of potential buyers for our property. This is an excellent season for staging and marketing purposes, as it shows a home in its best condition. To do that however, you will first need to work on it by cleaning and preparing it for a sale. The following tips will give you the basics of what you can do to improve its overall appeal:
- Cleaning stainless steel surfaces in a home can be done with a few small touches, making it look clean and shiny once more. You can use a light mist on it or a wax-based spray about once a week. Make sure you never go too far with the waxing or you may make it far too greasy to work with. Wipe it with a nice, lint-free cloth and never use the oil to keep fingerprints away. You should also avoid using bleach-based cleaners once you put the wax on, as it will dry and lose its luster as a result. Avoid using anything abrasive a well, not even the mildest of products as you may scratch the surface by mistake.
- The next step on your list should be organizing your closet right. This will take some time, but you will need to get rid of accessories, clothes and other things that need not be there. This will give you a chance to get the rest of your things in storage or you can alternately prepare them for a spring sale in your yard or garage. This is a necessary step as you will have to eventually move out, plus it will help with the presentation of your property.
- If you need to remove odors and stains, then you will need to work on them in a very specific way. Blotting as much as you can from a spot where the mess happened as soon as you can. While you work on upholstery, make sure you put a lining of plastic between the fabric and the cushion so you won't push it down into the cushion itself. Flush and clean it with cold water as much as you need to, then blot and flush again. Cold water will keep the stains from setting, unlike hot water. You can also use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner or a spot cleaner. If you have any smell that remains, then you can take care of it by using a 50/50 mix of water and white vinegar to disperse the smell. The scent of vinegar will disappear after a few hours.
- If you have any painted walls to clean, you will benefit greatly from dealing with them with a simply sponge and some water. If that doesn't work out as well, then you can dip the sponge or rag into dishwashing liquid and water. If the stains on the wall are persistent, then you can do even better with a few soap drops on top of the stain itself. You should do your best to avoid using strong cleaners as they may contain powerful solvents that could affect the surface of the paint. Rinse well when you're done scrubbing.
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