If you’re thinking about selling your home in the future but you’re not quite there yet, there are things you can work on in the interim so that when it is time to sell your home, it’ll be all set. Don’t get in over your head and tackle huge projects but do one thing at a time. If you decide to stay in your house after all you’ll already have multiple home improvements done that’ll make you feel accomplished and your house look spectacular. Here are 3 easy ways to increase your home’s value and make it look new again:

Clean your house

Is your home in need of a good cleaning? A sparkly and shiny home can attract buyers when it’s time to sell your home. To properly clean your home, stay on top of maintenance problems which also include dealing with the little problems before they become large and expensive ones. Also, if you have mold inside your home, take care of it now before it gets worse. Not only will this be better when you sell your home, but you’ll keep both you and your family healthy.

Also begin going through all of the storage you have in your basement and other areas of your home. Decluttering your house now is a form of cleaning that’ll save you a lot of time and stress later down the road. Having ten blankets from your childhood won’t help you when it’s time to move nor will three closets full of clothes. Do yourself a favor and do some spring cleaning now and decide on what you really need as opposed to becoming a pack rat.

Don’t underestimate curb appeal

If you’re unsure of what your house looks like from the street, do yourself a favor and walk outside and take an honest look at your home. Ask yourself if your home looks structurally sound, welcoming, and inviting just from its outside appearance.

Next make a list of what you can do to improve the appearance of your home and how you can eliminate the unappealing elements. For example, if the first thing your visitor sees is a large dried up front yard, consider replacing your dried up grass with landscaping rocks and flowers instead. Other things like lanterns and a nice walkway add value to a home and can make it look extremely attractive from the outside.

Also consider having a neighborhood cleanup party to make your neighborhood look spick and span. Not only will buyers be looking at your home, but the surrounding homes! Adding curb appeal to your entire neighborhood will attract more potential buyers and not to mention create a positive relationship between you and your neighbors.

Improve your bathrooms

Of course there are a ton of rooms you can improve, but if you think about it the bathrooms in your home get the most use. Since there is a lot of wear and tear in these rooms, be sure to keep it functioning well by making small improvements when time and fun

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