Keeping your house neat and tidy is one of the hardest parts of selling — especially if you have kids or pets.
Here’s how to make things easier:
- Invest in storage bins. When a showing comes up, throw everything from the floor, counters and tables into the bins and stow them in a closet.
- Use a robot vacuum. Turn it on as you leave the property, and the floor will be spick and span by the time buyers arrive.
- Declare some rooms off limits. Keep some rooms closed off to limit messes.
If you anticipate substantial interest in your home, you could also stay at a friend’s house or rent a hotel room until showings are over.