1. Less is Worth More
Get rid of clutter and anything that takes up counter space. If you don’t need it
Banish the bright colors to throw pillows and accent pieces. Opt for white, light tan or light grey (or a nice greige gets me every time). Simply White remains one of the top selling paint colors for a reason.
Despite the name dust bunnies are not adorable! Everyone likes a clean house. Make sure those areas (baseboards, fan blades, ac filter covers) that collect dust and dirt are sparkling clean.
5. Take a whiff
Pet smells and other odors are an instant turn off. Open windows to air out the house if possible and light a scented candle to freshen up the room. If you are not sure if your home smells, ask a good friend to come over and do a quick sniff test for you.
6. Fix up fixtures
Get rid of old dated fixtures. Most home improvement stores have a wide variety of stylish fixtures to choose from. You can use an electrician or with some simple instructions do it yourself (just remember to turn off the breaker!!)
If your sofa is falling apart or your table is missing a leg consider replacing it. Most likely you want some new furniture for the new place anyway. Buy it just a little earlier and it may help sell your home.
8. Let your light shine
Or at least open up curtains, shutters and blinds to brighten up the room. Darker rooms tend to feel smaller and dirty.
9. Whatever you do . . . Look Down!
Dirty or worn carpets or tile need to be taken care of. Try professional cleaning first, and if that doesn’t cut it you may want to replace it.
10. Have fun
You may just find yourself falling in love again with your freshly staged house.
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