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Easy weekend jobs to prepare your home for sale

Written by Ashley Blake

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to moving home. But if you need to sell before you buy, you’ll have to get your own property looking its best first.

The days are getting longer and warmer, so there are more hours on the weekend to tackle the jobs you might have put off during winter. Now is the ideal time to give your home a face lift – especially if you want to make the most of the spring selling season.

It’s amazing how a few simple jobs can make a big difference to how a home looks.

Remove old wallpaper
You might have loved that floral or embossed wallpaper when you put it up years ago, or maybe you bought your home and inherited some ‘interesting’ wall decals that you never got round to removing. If you’re getting ready to sell, now’s the time to strip back wallpaper that dates your rooms or makes them look cluttered or small.

Refresh the paintwork
Nothing lifts the look of a room like a fresh coat of paint. You can change the whole vibe of key rooms in your home by updating the walls, skirts, window frames and doors. If you are re-painting with a view to sell your home, choose classic neutrals that suit all manner of tastes.

Sand the floors
If you’re in an older property with carpet or vinyl, pull up those coverings to reveal the wooden floorboards underneath. Few home features are more coveted by buyers than original timber floorboards.

Remember, buyers will be drawn to features such as a sparkling deck or outdoor entertaining area.

Sand them back and instantly add to the appeal of your home. Wooden floors are classic and a lot of potential buyers prefer wooden floors because they attract less dust and are a better option for anyone with allergies.

Deep clean outdoor areas
Outdoor areas looking a little worse for wear post-winter? Months of dirt, dust, grease and garden debris can build up and leave stubborn stains that are hard to clean with an ordinary hose. The solution? Spring clean paved and concreted outdoor areas, brick paving, driveways, outdoor entertaining and barbecue areas, and the paving around your pool.

If your pool area is looking a little uninviting, it could be crying out for a clean.

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