Since we are building a new home on the ranch, we just placed our house on the market and today I’m sharing a few tips for preparing for an open house. This #SmellsClean post is sponsored through Acorn Influence.
I think I’ve mentioned that we are building a new house and if you follow me on Instagram, you may have caught a photo or two of the new construction. I am beyond excited!
Obviously, we don’t need two houses, so we have put our current home on the market and we are looking forward to the new house on the ranch.
As you can imagine, keeping the house clean and ready to show with three boys on a ranch is not all that easy.
We tend to get our boots muddy and stinky….. Even mine!
So I combat the mud and the stink best I can with lots and lots of sweeping and mopping plus it is handy to pick up clean smelling scents from the air care aisle when I grabbing a few groceries at Walmart.
I am quite enjoying the peppermint mocha candle that I keep by my spot in the living room. It fills the house with holiday scent without being overwhelming. I think it’s actually adds a comfortable and inviting feeling to the house.
It can be a challenge to get your house ready for a real estate showing while living there. I’m going to share a few tips that I’ve learned over the years. First up, move the kids in with Grandma. Just kidding but that would help!
Seriously, there are a few things to make sure of and these are all really simple.
5 Tips for Preparing for an Open House
1. Get rid of the clutter. I tend to pile things: the mail, cookbooks, dishes, school papers… you get the picture. Put as many things away as possible. Clear the tables, the counter tops and the bathroom counters. Extra coats, clothes, toys, and things that you aren’t using can be boxed and stored out of sight.
2. Take out the trash, no one wants to see or smell it.
3. Put the pet food and water bowls away, it’s hard to believe but not everyone is a pet person.
4. Put away personal things like photos and knickknacks to help the prospective buyers visualize their own things in the home.
5. Use candles, scent warmers and plugins to give the house a fresh, clean and inviting smell.
I hope this has been helpful. These tips will also work for holiday parties and entertaining. While you are doing your holiday shopping at Walmart or your favorite retailer, be sure to stop by the scent isle for your favorite scents!
If you are looking to place your home on the market or looking to purchase your first home, check out my key points to Working with a Realtor®.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post through Acorn Influence. I received products and compensation for my time on this post; however, all opinions are my own.