It would be overwhelming if you tackled the whole house at once. Make a list of every room/area in your home. Delegate the work to other family members accordingly and go at it. Put checkmarks in when done. It’s important to know you’re making progress.
Holding a garage sale is another good way to get rid of things quickly. Just remember these tips: 1. Price everything to sell. 2. Provide a freebee bin to attract customers. A freebee bin is great for hard-to-get-rid items. 3. Look to lower the price further if the stuff isn’t selling. Remember, you don’t want it crawling back into your house.
Replace broken light fixtures. They reflect badly on you for not taking care of your house.
Light fixtures: remove the light cover (when practical) and bulbs. Clean, dry and replace. Put in new bulbs if necessary.
Take stock of the colours of your exterior walls, trim, shutters, garage door, and fence. If the colours do not appeal to the masses or the paint has faded with age, a new coat of paint will bring it back to life. Minimally, the trim items and the front of the house must look sharp.
Every room should have a clutter bin. This is where you stow away your everyday-use items. You can purchase these plastic containers just about anywhere. Encourage your family to use the bins as much as possible. Put them away in a convenient place (underneath the bed, in the pantry, etc.) before a showing. Buyers are curious people but they won’t open containers.
The above information was obtained from www.prepareyourhouseforsale.com.