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Selling your home can be a stressful time for the whole family and keeping your home show-ready is certainly a challenge for most people. Here are a few tips that can help you keep on top of having it picture perfect for potential buyers. 

Designate a junk area. 

This is especially important if you have children because they accumulate a lot of junk! Find a place in the house where you can tuck away a couple of large bins to temporarily store the things that you need to tidy up in a hurry for a last minute showing. When doing a quick cleanup, put in bulky toys, messy papers and other items that collect around the house. 

Before you start having showings, go through the home and declutter. 

This will help keep the house looking great, and with less stuff, there’s less to clean too! Remove the nonfunctional things and items you don’t need for the time being, and tuck them away in storage. If you have children, try to keep only a minimum amount of toys around while you’re selling your home. 

Your house will also stay show-ready by having little extra touches around ready to impress at any time. So even if the house is not ‘perfect’ it’ll make the house seem clean, presentable and inviting. For instance, have a bowl of fresh fruit in the kitchen and vases with fresh cut flowers around the home.

Keep on top of the cleaning and organizing daily so it doesn’t become too overwhelming when you receive short notice of viewings. 

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