Clean! Clean!

Have the carpet shampooed; wax the floors, wash the walls, windows, drapes and lighting fixtures. Consider engaging a cleaning service, recognizing that it is a justified moving expense.

Kitchen and Bathrooms

Clear off counter tops. Leave your canisters and little else. Maximize the available counter space. These rooms should be gleaming. If unsightly, have the tub re-caulked and remove mineral deposits and grime from the shower walls. Clean the stove, microwave and refrigerator.

Primary Storage Area

Like the garage, its time has come to be liberated. Remember, you can do it now and benefit with a more attractive home on the market, or you can do it several months from now, in the process of moving when there is no advantage. Do it now.


Identify and repair dripping faucets, sticking or creaking doors, etc. When people see areas of disrepair they begin to wonder whether there may be other unseen problems.


Remove out of season clothing. Organize your clothing and the shoes on the floor. Remove all clutter from cabinets and closets.


The less furniture, the larger a room appears to be.

A Light Appearance

As a rule, do everything to lighten the appearance of the home. Raise the blinds, open the drapes and use light colors. Repaint any room beginning to look shabby.

Contact Us for more tips from RE/MAX Traditions, Inc. at 303-772-3800