Minute 1: Kitchen
Wipe down counters, put away food, shine fixtures.
Even if you can’t rinse off dirty dishes, stick them in the dishwasher to be addressed later.
Minute 2: Bathrooms
Make sure everyone’s baskets are stowed.
Wipe down the counters and mirrors, shine the fixtures.
Minute 3-5: Main living areas
Get out those throw pillows and blankets just for showing the house (the ones without the dog drool on them!).
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Minute 6: Turn on all the lights
This lights every part of the room and brings warmth even in daylight.
Minute 7: Open all the blinds/curtains
Make the rooms appear brighter and bigger.
Minute 8: Light candles.
You know, that one that smells like cookie dough. Or turn on diffusers. Gets your house smelling nice and makes things oh so cozy.
If you’re worried about flames, get some battery-operated candles that flicker.
Natural sprays based in orange or lemon are pleasing but not chemical smelling.
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Minutes 9-10: Get everyone out the door.
Slip-on shoes or crocs kept in the garage, mudroom or coat closet might be a time saver. If you’ve got a bunch of kids and animals, it could take a bit longer.
Voila! In about 10 minutes, you’re out the door and your home is ready for a showing.
If you can delegate, you could do this in less time. Make it fun by trying to beat your previous times.
Given your life’s messy variables, you might need to allot more than 10 minutes, but you’ll have a plan that will take a lot of stress and panic out of showing your home.
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