If you’ve been trying to sell your home, then you may not have had much time to devote to spring cleaning in the past few months. It’s not too late to tidy up your home, and in today’s post, we’ll provide you with a few tips that can help you declutter and make your home show-ready this summer.

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Three Ways to Clean Your Home This Summer

Consider Self-Storage

As we noted in a previous blog, staging your home professionally isn’t exactly cheap. While we recommend sorting through your belongings in order to see what you can donate or throw out, investing in a self-storage unit is a great way to set your clutter to the side while our Colorado real estate photographers are working in your home. Many self-storage units are available on a month-to-month basis, making it easy to keep your home clutter-free for as long as you need.

Hold a Garage Sale

Who doesn’t love a good garage sale? Although they do take a bit of work to organize, setting your belongings in the driveway and advertising your big-ticket items on social media, at busy intersections, and on local classified websites can help you clear out your home — and get paid for it. You’ll probably have leftover items, and you’ll need to determine if you’ll donate or store them before you move. Either way, you’ll be one step closer to a clean, photogenic interior.

Donate

There’s no point in needlessly throwing things out, especially if your items could go to someone in need. If you’ve accumulated books, dishes, shoes, and other things you probably won’t use again, then try to give them to a charity or a local nonprofit before you throw them out. As we mentioned in the previous section, local classifieds websites can be a great resource, as can the community sections of social media platforms.

If you’re having a difficult time determining which clothes should stay and which should go, you can try a simple organization method to find items you don’t regularly wear. After you’ve worn and washed any article of clothing, pick one end of your closet and place it there. While this method does take time, eventually you’ll have a pretty clear idea as to which things you wear and which ones you don’t. You can then determine if these items are appropriate for donation, or if they’re better suited for the dumpster.

Contact Our Colorado Real Estate Photographers Today!

We hope that today’s entry will help you prepare your home for a real estate photo session this summer. We plan to provide you with even more tips and helpful resources in the coming weeks and months, so be sure to check our blog page frequently for the latest updates.

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