From cleaning to staging, getting your house ready to put on the market can seem like a massive undertaking. You might not know where to begin. A bit of advice? Break each room into sections.

Living Room

  • Use pillows and throw blankets to soften up the room.
  • Clean off the coffee table (give it a good wipe down if it has any glass).
  • Store any toys out of sight and reach.

Dining Room

  • Clear off the dining table. If you must leave anything on it, leave the centerpiece.
  • Remove extra chairs from the table.
  • Extra: set the table with 4 to 6 place settings.


  • Clean the appliances. Nobody likes to look at streaks on stainless steel appliances.
  • Remove magnets from the refrigerator.
  • Empty the trash can before each showing.


  • Invest in new bedspreads if necessary.
  • Remove distracting wall decor.
  • Keep daily necessities in either bins, drawers, or closets.


  • Display a new bottle of hand soap or remove the soap entirely.
  • Replace shower curtains if necessary.
  • Clean any moldy areas, sweep, and mop.

Laundry Room

  • Store soap and supplies in a cupboard.
  • Remove any clothing from the washer and dryer.
  • Keep all surfaces clean.

Although it will take time and effort to get your house ready to show, just remember—the better it looks, the shorter the time it will stay on the market and the more money you can make!


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Conrad Smith

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REALTOR®, BOLD, EcoBroker, CNE, CHRE, ILHM, KW Luxury 

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