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The CleanSweep (Our Blog)

To get the most money out of your home, it is important to take the time to ensure that it is thoroughly cleaned before putting it on the market. Tackling one room at a time with a detailed process will deliver the best results. After decluttering each area, you will then be ready to take on the nitty-gritty cleaning of each room. Here are three tips to make sure that no area in the house goes untouched.

Get the Corners

Corners of the room are some of the most often neglected areas of any home. When preparing to move, it is important to pay attention to corners and other hard to reach places during the cleaning process. Although it can be challenging to deliver a thorough clean to tight spaces, it is possible with the right tools and process. Start with a dry and stiff brush and use that tool to remove loose dust and dirt. The crevice tool of a vacuum is also an invaluable tool when reaching into corners. A soft sponge saturated with warm water can remove the debris that does not shake loose during the initial sweep.

Polish Your Reflective Surfaces

One of the best cleaning hacks is taking the time to make sure that all reflective surfaces sparkle and gleam. Appliances and surfaces that naturally shine will make the entire house appear cleaner. Make your home shine when preparing to sell, and don’t forget your countertops and windows while doing so. Lemon juice is a great way to remove stains from countertops so that they sparkle and shine. Nobody wants to move into a home that appears dull and grimy, so be sure to give these areas some TLC before putting the house on the market.

Start High, Go Low

When giving your home a good deep clean, it is recommended to start high and then work your way down. This order will ensure that you do not negate your cleaning down low when dust and debris scatters from the top levels of the room. Begin with the ceilings and light fixtures and then move down toward the floor. Likewise, it is also recommended to start with the cleanest areas of the room and tackle the dirtiest areas last.

With the proper planning and a little elbow grease, you can make your home sparkle and shine. Taking the time to give your home this love will pay dividends when it hits the market.

For an unrivaled clean, let Petal Sweet Cleaning help!