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Seller’s Cleaning Checklist

Now that you have decided to sell your house, next step is to prepare the house for showings.  Having a clean and tidy home helps show buyers your house has been cared for over the years.  To help you get ready, I have a cleaning checklist I like to share with my sellers.  Check these tasks off your list now for a great presentation and get ahead of your moving day cleaning, too! 

Every Room

  • Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures
  • Clean Air Ducts and Vents 
  • Clean floors and rugs
  • Clean windows, blinds, and sills
  • Wash baseboards
  • Touch up any paint
  • Clean door/window tracks

Living Room

  • Polish or wax furniture
  • Dust electronics and knick-knacks
  • Wash curtains
  • Clean fireplace
  • Steam clean upholstery


  • Wash curtains/blinds
  • Wash pillows
  • Vacuum under bed
  • Vacuum closets
  • Organize closets
  • Clean shower/tub and shower curtains
  • Clean toilet bowl and sinks
  • Wipe down mirrors and sinks
  • Organize linen closet
  • Clean floors
  • Caulk around tub, sinks, shower
  • Clean refrigerator, inside and outside
  • Clean range/oven, inside and outside
  • Wipe down cabinets
  • Organize pantry
  • Dust top of cabinets and fridge
Utility Room(s) 
  • Organize storage areas
  • Organize and sweep out garage
  • Sweep and mop laundry room
  • Change air filters 
  • Replace/repair walkways, patios
  • Clean outdoor light fixtures 
  • Power wash siding, touch up paint 
  • Wash windows
  • Clean and repair gutters
  • Trim trees, bushes
  • Mulch around trees, landscaping 
  • Mow lawn
  • Rake in fall/winter
If you are considering in selling or buying, or both please let me help you with your next real estate transaction.  Contact me today!