Chris Marshall Real Estate Agent

Chris Marshall Real Estate Agent

9 Steps to a De-Cluttered Kitchen ready for Sale.

Getting your Calgary home ready for sale. 

A cluttered home feels smaller and more crowded than it really is.  Clutter makes a home feel like there is a lack of storage space.  One of the most cluttered space I typically see is the kitchen.  It is after all deemed by most as the most important place in the home, the heart of the home. 

Start with the surface areas that you can see.

Step 1.  Give the kitchen a general cleaning.  You will be giving it a super sparkling clean once it’s de-cluttered.

Step 2.  Clear personal clutter out, calendars with appointments, day timers.  Kids’ toys, homework . . . all of it.

Step 3.  Clear everything off the fridge.  All those photos, sticky note reminders.  Everything.  Tuck it into a folder and pack it away.

Step 4.  Clear the counters.  All the small appliances must go.  Yes, that means the coffee pot.  If you have several bowls of fruit, put the fruit in the fridge, one tasteful bowl of fruit may stay for decorative purposes.  All 17 cords for phones and electronic devices, tuck them away.

Step 5.  If you are storing or displaying anything on top of your cupboards, it is time to pack it up.

Step 6.  Clear the window sills.  Make sure that you don’t have anything blocking the view or blocking the natural light from coming in.

Step 7.  A plant or two can make a kitchen feel warm and inviting.  Make sure the plants are not over grown or too big.  Clip off all dead leaves. 

Step 8.  If you have an eat-in kitchen nook, keep the table small.  It will show the purpose of the room and not feel too crowded.

Step 9.  As time permits, de-clutter and clean the pantry, fridge, cupboards, and drawers.  Grab a couple of boxes and label them: 1) keep but pack, 2) donate.  Donating as much as possible will de-clutter your kitchen now and going forward. 

Now that you’ve de-cluttered the kitchen, it’s time to make it sparkle.  Clean.  Clean.  Clean. 

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