I think it is fair to say that there is no harder room in the house to keep clean during a sales campaign than the kitchen. There is simply no way around it, we still have to cook and wash up and the inevitable pile of paperwork & other odds & ends seem to pile up on the bench tops despite our best intentions.
Having a good plan and a few tricks up our sleeve before we put our homes on the market can go a long way to minimising the stress and making sure our kitchens are always 'inspection ready'.
The advice that I give to my clients about getting and keeping their kitchen space in tip top condition is two-fold. Set aside some time to give the area a really good 'deep clean', then set yourself a quick daily routine to maintain the results.
I've done the research, now all you need to do is get the tips from the following experts & put them into practice!
Check out Melissa's formula for a complete kitchen clean:
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"The secrets to getting it all done with the minimum of fuss and stress..."
Once you have completed a thorough clean, follow a daily cleaning routine, such as the one recommended here to maintain the results for the duration of your sales campaign:
This selection of tips is designed to show that, no matter how busy we are, we can make and keep our properties 'inspection ready' throughout the sales campaign, without driving ourselves mad in the process!
Given that the cleanliness of a property is one of the issues most frequently remarked upon by buyers, it is well worth spending a little extra time at the outset getting this right and establishing a time effective routine to maintain the results throughout your sales campaign.
What do you think? What is your number one frustration in cleaning the kitchen? Please share your ideas in the comments.
Jo Powell is the Director of 3 Pea's Property Styling. Combining her creative skills with her accounting background to assist her clients to achieve the best possible outcomes in the sale of their property.