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Outside

  • Mow the lawn, trim trees and shrubs.
  • Put away tools, garbage cans, hoses, toys, and building materials neatly in the garage
  • Check broken roof shingles; straighten lines on gutters, shutters, windows and siding.
  • Clean windows and front door. Paint if needed.
  • Seal or resurface driveway.
  • Clear patios or decks of planters, flowers pots, etc.
  • In the front yard - dress up around shrubs and lampposts with large quartz stones, railroad ties, and pine bark mulch, etc.


Kitchen

  • Clean all appliances inside and out until they are spotless. Clean refrigerator front of messages, pictures and magnets.
  • Clear all counter tops, leaving them uncluttered.
  • If it hasn't been used for months ... put it away!
  • Wax and polish floors.


Living Room

  • Discard worn furniture and move extra to storage area. Too much furniture makes a room look small. Clear away all magazines, books and unnecessary objects.
  • Add lamp and lighting if dark.
  • Open curtains.
  • Set out fresh flowers.


Basement

  • If unfinished, make sure concrete floor is swept and clean.
  • Seal or paint concrete floors ( battleship grey).
  • Clean water heater, change filters, and put strong light bulbs in fixtures.

Bathrooms

  • Remove unnecessary items from counter tops, tubs and commode. Make each bathroom look like a . guest bathroom".
    Sink, commode, bathtub, tile & shower curtain should look immaculate, no soap film or hair.
  • Fix leaky faucets.
  • Caulk and grout tile.
  • Place softer bulbs in bathroom fixtures.


Family Room

  • Clean fireplace
  • Replace carpet if it's loud in colour.
  • Remove all clutter
  • Create an easy-going relaxed atmosphere in your family room. This is where most families spend their time - so make it look desirable.


Master Bedroom

  • Define areas, sleeping, dressing & sitting - by furniture arrangements. Have room as simply furnished as possible Be sure all clothes are hanging up, not lying out in the room.
  • Make closets more appealing by storing off-season clothes elsewhere