When you move out of your old home, it’s important that you take proper steps to leave the place in good repair. If you are selling the property, making just simple improvements can make it so much easier to find a buyer. Even if the home will be sitting unoccupied for a while, you won’t want it to fall into disrepair. Before you get started moving, take some time and a little money to make just a few improvements.
The Kitchen and the Bathroom
Studies show that the two rooms that will bring the best return on investments are the kitchen and the bathroom. Little things you can do differently, like a new coat of paint or refinished cabinets will make a big difference in the price you can get for your home if you sell after moving.
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars either. A few ideas for renovating these two rooms include:
- Refinish Cabinets
- Resurface Counters
- Replace Bathroom Mirrors
- Replace Switch Plates and Outlets
- Refinish Floors
- Add Window Coverings
Cleaning Garages and Basements
In many homes, the garages and basements can be a little scary. They often have boxes that have been in storage for years and they can gather dust (and animals) very easily. You should always take the time to clean these two spaces out thoroughly when you are moving out.
Make sure to get rid of anything you no longer want to keep and clean out all boxes from the rooms. Then, inspect them carefully. You need to look for cracks in the home’s foundation, leaks in pipes, and other damage that will need to be cared for before you move out. All of these things can do damage to your home if it is sitting empty and they can also take away from the value of the property when you want to sell.
There is something very important to curb appeal when you are trying to sell your home. People want to know that the property looks nice before they buy it, so it is extremely important to do a little landscaping when you are moving out. If you don’t have the time to do the landscaping yourself, then hire a team to come in and do the work. It will only take a few hours to get the property in order and then your house will look very appealing to potential buyers.
Keep Up with Pest Control
Pest control is important, especially if your home may stand empty for a while. That’s because your house could get invaded and no one will know it until you show the property to a potential buyer. Talk to your local pest control company and explain that you are moving and then ask them to keep up quarterly control even while you are gone.
It’s important to do a little home improvement when you are moving out of your house. While you may be focused on your new property wherever you may be living, you cannot forget your old home whether you are selling it or not.