The current situation has many of us working and staying at home. If you are planning to move once things return to normal, now is the time to go through your home and declutter and clean to get it ready to sell. All the experts agree, a clean and decluttered home will sell significantly faster.
If you have children, get them involved. Have a contest, the person who gets the most done on their list wins a prize. Make it simple and fun; cook their favourite dinner or watch their favourite movie!
The best way to do this is go through your home room by room. Be sure to include the rec room, laundry room and storage area. Have boxes and bins ready for items to donate, give a way or discard.
Deep clean the inside of your home
This includes windows, curtains, blinds, carpets, baseboards, kitchen cupboards, bathroom cupboards, linen closets, clothes closets, light fixtures, appliances and vents. Refresh caulking and grout.
Clean the exterior of your home
Clean the windows, siding, trim, gardens and walkways. Rake the leaves, clean gutters and downspouts. Clean and re-organize the garage or garden shed including sweeping and washing the floor. Re-caulk windows and doors.
Contact a realtor
Find a reputable realtor in your area. Talk to them about your home, your expectations and what the next steps are. The realtor will keep you upated on the current market conditiions and will let you know the best time to list your house.
Contact a moving company
Once your house is decluttered, contact a moving company to get a quote on your move so you know how much to budget for this. Be sure to contact a reputable moving company, check with the BBB in your area and the Canadian Association of Movers to confirm. Get a quote for the physical move, packing or partial packing services and transit coverage during the move.
The moving company will provide you with tips on move organization and planning, packing tips, a list of items that are not allowed by law on the moving van and a list of companies and individuals to notify about your move.
If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Premiere Van Lines representative, call 1-877-671-6683. Our branches are open and ready to serve your moving needs.