With so many homes on the market these days, it can take a lot of effort to make your home stand out among the crowd. Along with considering minor and major improvements, you also have to clean, organize, and keep it that way. And when you have kids, it can seem even more daunting. If you’re a parent who needs to prepare your home for the market, these seven tips will help.
1. Tell the kids
Moving can be tough for kids. Most of the time, they don’t understand why you have to move, and even if they do, it can be difficult to accept leaving behind everything they’re used to and starting over. Be sure to have a conversation about the move, explaining the reasons and giving them hope that their favorite family traditions and routines will remain intact.
2. Find something for them to do
Unless your kids are chomping at the bit to help you in your deep cleaning endeavors, it can help to have them out of the home during showings and cleaning days. See if you can arrange for a family member or friend to spend time with them. This will allow you to give your full attention to presenting the home in the best light possible .
3. Hire a cleaning service
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