Moving is something we all have to do atsome point and while it can be stressful, if you manage it effectively, it'll be asmooth transition from wherever you are to wherever you're going.
Many of you haveasked me to put together different moving videos.
From how to prepare for a move, how to pack, how to unpack, how to organize.
So many requests and I've wantedto answer them for so long because I have so much to say on the topic.
The issue is, I wasn't moving.
Sofortunately, our producer, Lucas, he just sold this condo and we decided as a team,that we're going to share his journey of moving with all of y'all.
This video we'regoing to talk about how to prepare your space for a move.
So, before you eventhink about selling, things that you need to do around the house.
We're going to tryand keep these moving videos fairly brief but there is so much to say on the topic.
So, we've put all the gory details up on our website, CleanMySpace.
So you can be sure to check that out.
Butright now, let's talk about 10 ways to prepare your space for a move.
Decluttering, the first thing you want to do when you're preparing your space tosell is to get rid of as much excess stuff as possible, so that you can make yourspace look as large as possible.
After all, that's what people are going to bemost interested in.
So go through your home and removeanything that is not absolutely necessary.
From decor items, books, DVDs and anythingelse lying around that isn't absolutely pertinent.
Cleaning your windows.
Naturallight is a huge selling feature of any space.
And let's face it, no one likeslooking out dirty windows.
So, if you want your perspective buyers to feel likethey're walking into a space with tons of natural light, you better make sure thosewindows are clean.
Where possible, you want to make sure thatyou can get your exterior windows clean and obviously your interior ones as well.
Remember those tracks and your window coverings.
And if you're looking forvideos on how to clean your windows, different recipes and techniques and whattools and products to use, I'll link all of that down below for you.
Because ofcourse, we have videos on it.
Depersonalize, the next step is going tobe challenging but it is so important when it comes to making a sale.
Your job hereis to neutralize your space.
You want to take out anything that's personal,superstitious, religious.
Any photographs or knick-knacks or cards oranything personal.
Because your job here is to turn your homeback into a house.
You have to help people themselves in your space.
Not you in yourspace and remember, all of the things that you're taking out, they're going to go toyour new home.
So, you can set it up and feel right back at home, onceyou get there.
Walls, baseboards, and vents.
This iswhere attention to detail can really pay off.
Fixing up little marks or scuffs onyour wall is a great way to make your space look clean.
Also, remember to cleanthe light switch plates and get rid of any of those marks on there.
Baseboards areareas that are often forgotten but really important to keep clean.
And finally, yourvents are also something that the pickiest buyers are going to look at.
And if youquickly vacuum them, you give them nothing to scoff at.
Clean the kitchen.
As I've said before,the kitchen is the heart of the home and it is used as a barometer for how cleanthe rest of your space is.
So, having it clean is super important.
You wantto make sure that all of your exterior surfaces are clean.
So, that includes yourcountertops, your sinks, your cupboard fronts, your door handles.
All theexterior appliance surfaces.
You even want to make sure that theexhaust filter about your oven is either cleaned or changed entirely.
Now, we haveso many different videos about how to clean your kitchen and I will link all ofthem below for you.
So, you can get lost in a little kitchen cleaning Youtuberabbit hole.
Remove excess furniture.
If you want agreat way to free up extra square footage without having to build an addition, allyou need to do is clear out any excess furniture.
So, go through each space,remove things that you though you needed but you really don't.
And just watch howyour room opens up.
Remember, you put all this stuff in storage, you can bring itinto your new space.
Or you might decide you don't need it anymore.
Deodorize your space.
You may or may notknow this, but your home has a unique scent.
And while you might not notice it,other people will.
And the last thing you want to do is turn someone off when theywalk in because your scent doesn't jive with theirs.
So, the first thing you cando is open all of your windows and just let Mother Nature do her work.
The next thing you can do is bring in somenice, neutral, gentle scents into your home by using something like a nebulizerwith essential oils, a lamp berget or even a reed diffuser.
We made this one and I'lllink the video down below for you along with some other nice DIY scent projects.
Clean your closets.
Remember, almost anypotential buyer is going to be interested in how much closet space they might begetting themselves into.
So, it's incumbent upon you, to make sure that yourcloset has as little clutter as possible and looks as organized as possible.
That'sgoing to make it look bigger and more appealing.
So take out anything that's out of seasonor anything that looks cluttered or sort of out of place.
Put that into storage orget rid of it altogether.
Either way, your job is to make the closet look huge.
Deepclean your bathroom.
If you want to make a prospective buyer feel right at home in aflash, have a spotless bathroom.
You want them to feel like they can take ashower or sit on your toilet with absolutely nothing to worry about.
So,this means you got to roll up your sleeves and give your bathroom a good scrubbing.
Get your tub and tiles nice and soap scum free.
As well as mold and mildew-free.
Youcan also consider changing out your shower curtain or your bathmat to make it lookextra clean.
Give your toilet a nice thorough scrub and make sure your mirrorsand sinks are shiny and looking new.
Clean your carpets.
Since floors are sucha large part of a space, making sure that they look perfectly clean is reallyimportant.
But if you have carpets, it's sort of a next level situation becausecarpets cling on to odors and stains.
So, if you have kids or pets, you don't wantto give any perspective buyers reasons to turn their nose up or raise an eyebrow.
That means, make sure that your carpetsare clean, stain-free and deodorized.
And if you can't get this done yourself feelfree to bring in a profession.
Remember, you don't want to give buyers any reasonto try and lower a price.
Whether you're moving up, downsizing or moving out forthe first time, I hope that this video has helped you get preparedfor that very move.
Remember, we're following Lucas on hisjourney from this condo to the new one.
So we'll be getting lots of excitingmoving content out for you over the next little while.
But in the meantime, makesure you let me know your moving questions down below and that way we can incorporatethem into upcoming videos.
If you want to see what I'm up to during the week, asidefrom cleaning things.
You can find me on Instagram.
The guy who packed our car up this morning with camera gear while Idid my hair and makeup, he is @THECHADREYNOLDS and together we are@CLEANMYSPACE.
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Thanks so much for watching and we'llsee you next time.
Now, it's that special time in the video,the end of the video, where I get to throw you to a couple of other videos I thinkyou're going to love.
And the first one has to do with cleaning your oven overheadexhaust filter.
Something I talked about in this video and something that wedefinitely forget to do.
Even if you're not moving it's a good thing to take on.
And the next one is to make your own reed diffuser.
It is a fun project and it definitelyyields exciting results.
Thanks guys and I'll see you next week.