Interior Staging Continued


  • The kitchen may be the most important room in the home. Clean this room like your sale depends on it- because it does! 
  • Clean the oven and keep it clean; even if this means eating out (or getting deliveries) more often. 
  • After cleaning the range, put new drip pans under the burners or foil over the old ones. 
  • Clean around the seal of the dishwasher door. 
  • Look at the kitchen as if you were a health home inspector. Paying particular attention to:               a)Garbage area  b)Cracks  c)Corners 
  • Make certain you get rid of all junk, broken or cracked dishes. Also remove disorganized items that have accumulated in the kitchen drawers and cabinets. 
  • Keep everything put away that can be put away, especially on counters. 
  • Check the cabinet doors and door handles for fingerprints.


  • Put soaps and supplies in cabinets or containers. 
  • Keep counters and sink clean and empty. 
  • This is one room to take special care with lighting. Many laundry rooms are way too dark. Upgrade wattage in light fixtures if safe to do so. 
  • Make sure that any pull-down staircases, such as to an attic are working. Be sure that there is a working light in the attic, if equipped. 



  • Repair all leaky faucets. 
  • Caulk bathtubs, showers, and sinks. 
  • Coordinate towels in one or two colors. Fold clean towels in thirds and hang onto racks each day. Purchase new towels if necessary. 
  • Clear all items out of shower stalls and tubs except for necessities. 
  • Clean or replace shower curtains. 
  • If necessary, remove the shower door for cleaning. Use solution of one part muriatic acid to 10 parts water (use goggles when mixing), then scrub with plastic scouring pad and rinse clean. 
  • Fresh flower arrangements do wonders for a bathroom, both in appearance and aroma. No plug-in air fresheners or scented candles. 
  • If you have pets, be sure to clean around their food areas and empty litter boxes frequently. 



  • Clean and sweep garage. Consider painting walls flat white and floors light gray.
  • Store any dangerous tools and arrange others neatly. Use containers and tool boxes as necessary. 
  • Vacuum pipes around heating system which are visible. 
  • Check garage windows and screens. Windows should be clean and screens free of rips and tears. Windows should be checked for cracks and holes. Replace as needed. 
  • Remove all “junk” from the attic, basement, closets, garage, and tool shed. Large storage areas appeal to buyers. Rent a storage unit and clear out as much as possible to make your home feel open and roomy. 

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