Preparing your home for sale may be one of the most difficult tasks you will undertake as you get ready to move. Beyond taking care of all the changes your realtor suggests, there are often things you need to fix, repair, or mend before you can sell. To make it easier, here are some steps you can take to make life much simpler during the transition period.

Declutter Now

Before you begin packing or cleaning, declutter each room in your home. If you can live without it, the items are no longer needed, or your family has outgrown the pieces, donate them to a charity before you move.

Pack Early

Walking around in a cramped or cluttered room when you are trying to organize or clean your home can be difficult. Instead, do yourself a favor and pack early. Remove clutter, items from walls, books, and anything else you don’t use every day.

Clean Everything

The cleaner you make your home look, the better your home will appear to be taken care of when potential buyers walk through. Clean carpets and floors, wipe down cupboards or cabinets and clean the garage. If you find signs of pests, contact a Salem pest management company to remove the problem before you put your home on the market.

Paint Walls

Clean walls are a hit in any home, so help the potential buyers fall in love with your house the moment they walk into it. Paint with neutral colors and refrain from stripes, bright colors, or contrasting walls. Mild paint shades with the same color of molding are the best option.

Redo Lighting

Lighting is one of the easiest fixtures to update, and one of the most cost-effective ways to renovate your home. Choose new types of fittings and add undercounter or directional lighting for a dramatic way to draw the buyer’s eyes.

Once you have taken the steps above, you will almost be ready to list your home. With a little organization, you can be ready to move into your new house in no time at all.