If you want to increase the value of your home, you’re probably scared you’ll end up overspending and running out of budget. However, did you know you can increase the value of your home by hardly spending any money and with little effort? No? Well, we thought we’d write a post dedicated to telling you how to do just that. Now you can get the best price possible for your home if selling, or just rest well safe in the fact that your home is now worth a lot more money. Read on to learn more!
Getting organised is one of the most important things you can do to increase the value of your home. Clutter in the home will put potential buyers off, so that means you need to clear all of yours away, either by putting it in the attic or in storage for the time being. What can you do without while your house sells? Clothes you aren’t wearing, toys the kids won’t need, letters, accessories, and other junk should all be put away. The trick is to try to make your property look fairly spacious, which will allow the buyer to imagine themselves in the home. They won’t be able to imagine themselves in the home with your letters and dog’s toys lying around! Many owners become blind to their clutter, so get a trusted family member or friend to walk through and tell you the truth about what needs to go.
Have a Thorough Clean
Once you’ve been through all of your clutter and decided what can go, it’s time to have a deep clean. You’ll need;
A duster and polish
A vacuum cleaner
A carpet cleaner
A mop and bucket
Anything else that will keep your property looking fresh.
A property that looks clean and a property that is clean are two different things. Your property might look clean after your clear out, but is it really? You don’t want buyers to turn their nose up because there are dried food stains on your granite counter tops, or pet hairs on the furniture. Take your time to go over every room, dusting the surfaces, cleaning the carpets, and mopping the floors. Bleach the sink, toilet, and bath, and anything else that will make your home look presentable.
Eliminate Nasty Odours and Bake Something
Now that you’ve got a clutter free, clean house, it’s no use sitting there rubbing your hands together wondering “what is my house worth?”. You need to eliminate any nasty odours first (it might be time to grab that honest friend again). People become immune to the smell of their own home, so it’s important that you get a second opinion if you think that it smells fine, just in case. You never know, your beloved dog could be causing a stink on the living room carpet! Arm yourself with plenty of Shake ‘n’ Vac and nice room sprays/plug in air fresheners to make the house smell like roses (or anything else you like). You could even bake something if people are viewing the property, then leave it on the side for them to try as a thank you!
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As you can see, you can increase your home’s value and spend very little in the process. The key is to be clean and tidy, so don’t hesitate to start now even if you don’t want to sell your house yet!