If you’re selling your home, you’ll be cleaning your entire house and making sure the place is presentable and pleasing for viewings. The bedroom is probably one of the core areas to pay attention to when preparing for an open house.
Here are some tips and insights that could see your home attracting more buyers and better offers:
Make sure your bedroom is absolutely spotless and thoroughly cleaned.
- New linen – While there’s probably no need to update your bedroom furniture just for an open house, you could think about upgrading your linen and other bedding accessories for a better presented bedroom. Fluff up your bedding to make it look more inviting.
- Carpet – Vacuum thoroughly before the big day. Remove any old stains with a carpet cleaner or have these professionally cleaned.
- Curtains and blinds – Dust out your curtains and clean your blinds. A good clean can make them look as good as new.
- Windows – Dirty windows can make your bedroom look less inviting and fresh. Polish your windows and open the curtains to bring in some natural light.
- Surfaces – Shelves, dressers, drawers, and mirrors should be cleaned and polished.
- Walls – Dust can also accumulate on walls. Your walls should be cleaned and polished to a high sheen. Use spot removals for any stains on your walls. Try to also have your wall looking as good as new.
2. Depersonalising and Decluttering
Depersonalising is a word that you often hear when preparing a home for an open house. As the bedroom is one of the most personal and idiosyncratic spaces in the house, it’s a good idea to put extra effort into depersonalising this space. Decluttering is a part of the depersonalising process.
To declutter, adopt a minimalist decorating principle. Any personal items, including clothing and accessories that are normally hung on a clothing or hat rack, must be stored neatly in your closet. Visitors will probably check your storage areas, such as walk-in closets and built-in closets, so make sure these are also tidily arranged.
b) Personal effects
Any personal decorations, like paintings or photos, should ideally be packed away during the open house. Reducing the amount of personal effects on display enables the viewer to visualise the house as their own, which can make way for a quicker and better sale. Exceptions could be gentle or relatively impersonal decorations, such as a bunch of flowers and lighting.
Scent can drastically affect the presentation of a home. If there’s a strong scent in your bedroom, keep the windows open and use air fresheners in a neutral scent to reduce or eliminate any strong smells.
3. Protecting Your Personal Property
If you’re not already insured, it could be a good time to think about insuring your contents. Home insurance can be affordable, depending on your provider and/or package of choice, so you could obtain some quotes and opt for any cheap home insurance if you’re on a tight budget.
Remove all valuable items from your bedroom. Many people store jewellery, valuable art, or electronic gadgets in their bedrooms. Take these items with you when you leave the home for the open house session.