ALL OVER HOUSE:

  • Empty the garbage in each room, spray air freshener
  • Dust and vacuum
  • Open blinds to make rooms brighter
  • Turn on lights, even during the day

BEDROOMS:

  • Beds are nicely made
  • Dirty clothes in closed hamper
  • Toys picked up and put away in children’s rooms
  • Straighten up closets

BATHROOMS:

  • Put away everything that isn’t essential such as hand soap, towels, etc.
  • Drawers and cabinets are cleaned and uncluttered
  • Clean the shower and tub
  • Fold towels neatly
  • Put the toilet lid down

KITCHEN:

  • Dishes should be in dishwasher or put away, don’t leave anything in the sink
  • De-clutter the countertops… put away toaster, coffee maker, blender, etc.
  • Clean and organize the refrigerator
  • Cabinets and pantry are tidy
  • Stove, stovetop and microwave clean of food stains
  • Take out garbage and recycle, spray air freshener

LIVING ROOM:

  • Straighten pillows and cushions on the couch and chairs
  • Turn answering machine volume to low so they don’t hear people leaving you messages
  • Vacuum and dust, don’t forget the television screen

OFFICE:

  • Tidy up
  • Dust computer monitor

HALLWAY CLOSETS/STORAGE AREAS:

  • Double check that they are neat and orderly (towels nicely folded, etc.)

PETS:

  • Clean/hide  kitty litter
  • Fresh water in bowls, or put away until they leave
  • Fresh food in bowls, or put away until they leave
  • Clean the fish tank if needed
  • Clean cages for birds, hamsters, etc.
  • If possible, remove pets from the house during showings or open house

YARD: