When you’re selling a home in DC Ranch, your REALTOR® will most likely talk to you about hiring professional cleaners and a home stager – but if you’re like many people, you won’t think much about your garage. However, your garage can be one of your home’s big selling points, too… so what’s the fastest way to clean a garage to sell your home?
Here’s what you need to know.
What’s the Fastest Way to Clean a Garage?
Cleaning out a garage isn’t a lot of fun, but it doesn’t have to take a long time to do, either. Check out these tips to get your garage cleaned (and organized) in four easy steps:
- Take everything out and put it in the driveway
- Choose what you’re keeping, donating and throwing out
- Deep clean everything
- Invest in organization – or storage
Here’s a closer look at each.
#1. Take Everything Out and Put It in the Driveway
The only way to get through what’s in your garage is to take it all out and put it in the driveway. If you don’t have sports equipment, holiday decorations and other clutter, you’re in great shape – you can skip the decluttering part of cleaning your garage and go straight to putting things in storage. (Being prepared is definitely the fastest way to clean a garage.)
#2. Choose What You’re Keeping, Donating and Throwing Out
When you pull everything out of your garage, you can determine what to keep, donate and throw away. Things you’ve used more than once in the past year might be “keepers,” while things that you meant to fix but never did might need to take a hike. You have options, too: You can donate items, sell them, or throw them out if you no longer want or need them.
#3. Deep Clean Everything
A good deep-clean, which many professional house cleaning companies won’t perform as part of their standard service, is a must when you’re selling your home in DC Ranch. Scrub everything down before you bring things back in. Use these tips to hit everything in the right order:
- Dust and wipe down shelves, cabinets and your refrigerator or freezer
- Wipe down the walls
- Sweep the floor to corral the dust you wiped off your “extras”
- Mop and hose the floor
Pro Tip: If you have motor oil stains on your floor, you can get them out with a professional-grade cleaner and a wire brush… or a combination of cat litter, dish soap and a wire brush.
#4. Invest in Organization – Or Storage
Because you’re selling your home, you may want to wait until you move into your next home to invest in garage organization. Instead, renting a storage unit – at least until you get moved into your new house – may be a great idea. You can group all your items by category and place them in plastic storage bins; that way, you can put everything where it belongs in your new garage.
Are You Selling a Home in DC Ranch?
When you’re selling a home in DC Ranch, you need to work with a REALTOR® who understands the market – and who can find the right buyers. We’d love to help you sell your home so you can move on to your next chapter. Just call us at 866-613-8356 to tell us a little bit about your house.
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