Cleaning Your House For Sale?

As of the date of this post: day 44 that my house has been on the market.  You could say at this point I am a bona fide expert at keeping my house in tip top, perfectly clean, showing shape.  For those of you in the same {miserable, anxiety-ridden} boat, here are some of my tips for keeping your home absolutely showing-worthy each day.
* Borax *


You've probably passed Borax in the laundry detergent aisle and never gave it a second look.  I love this stuff.  Aside from being pretty darn eco-friendly, it has a host of uses for your home.  I use it for scrubbing smelly trashcans, polishing the utility sink in the basement, getting stains out of rugs (just dab onto the stain), deodorizing diaper pails, and sanitizing a garbage disposal (simply drop a few tablespoons down the disposal  and run).  You can also use it to make your own laundry detergent, which will be a feature of a future post.

* Tilex Daily Shower Cleaner*


I am usually a big proponent of eco-friendly cleaners, but I have to admit that I haven't been ascribing to that when selling my house.  I have to clean my shower and tub every day before I leave for work: so I reach for convenience and effectiveness.  Enter the Tilex Fresh Shower daily shower spray. Love-This.  I spray it in the shower surround, shower doors, fixtures and tub each day after our showers, wipe with a towel and it's done.  It works so well - I recommend for daily use even when not trying to sell a house!

* Murphy's Oil Soap Spray *


I have hardwood floors and use this spray every few days.  It is terrific: it polishes and cleans the floors but doesn't leave them slippery or sticky.  It makes them shine beautifully.  This stuff lasts for quite a while: a little bit goes a long way.

* Bath and Body Works Wallflowers *




I have these Bath and Body Works Wallflowers (scented oils that you plug into an outlet) all over my house.  I want to make sure the house smells good and homey. I use cinnamon or pumpkin scents - something that smells like baking vs. a too cloying scent like a floral or something too sweet.  Believe it or not, we have gotten great feedback in our showings on how the house smells!  If you have pets or children, I recommend these all the more: try as you may to keep the house smelling super clean, it's harder if you have little ones in your home.

There you go!  A few tips from the trenches on keeping your home clean and bright in a jiffy.  Got any tips that I missed? I'd love to hear.

See you swoon,

{note: none of the above products or companies have paid or comped us for mentioning them today}

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