Home Staging Checklist

How To Stage Your Home To Sell

How To Stage Your Home To Sell

Staging your home is an important step in the home selling process and can have a significant impact on how quickly and for what price your home sells. Helping you create a plan for staging your home is an essential part of the process. Follow my home staging checklist below:

·         General Checklist:


§      Reduce the number of family photos throughout your home.

§      Use scented items to create an inviting smell in your home. Bad odors can deter some buyers.

§      Clean all windows inside and out, ensuring they are functioning properly. If during the winter months, cleaning the inside of the windows should be sufficient.

§      Repair broken items in your house (doors, cracks, etc.). In most cases buyers will ask for broken items to be repaired.

§      Rearrange furniture or move furniture room to room to create more space and open area. o Vacuum all carpet and hard wood floors.

§      Scrub and clean tile and grout throughout your house.

§      Empty the garbage daily to reduce odors.

§      Repair all holes in walls.


·         Inside Home:

§      Bathrooms:

§ Clean all surfaces. Put toiletries in drawers or cabinets.

§ Leave out a bottle of hand soap or a clean bar of soap, along with a hand towel.

§ Fold in thirds on towel racks daily. Purchase new towels if needed.

§ Clear all items out of shower stalls and tubs except for necessities.

§ Keep toilet lids closed.

§ Hide garbage can and cleaning supplies out of sight.

§ Clean the shower curtain, or replace if needed.

§ Repair any cracking or peeling areas and clean any moldy areas. Paint if needed.

§ Give your shower and tub a fresh bead of silicone caulking around the edges to make them look neat and clean.

§      Bedrooms:

§ Make beds daily and replace bedding if needed.

§ Clear off night stands, dressers, etc.

§ Pick up all clothes off the floor.

§ Store extra books, magazines, or miscellaneous items underneath the bed.

§ Keep closet doors closed. If you have a walk-in closet keep the floor clean and free of laundry and clutter.

§      Closets:

§ Make sure the doors open easily. Fix any creaking sounds.

§ Arrange items to create a tidier closet.

§ Den, Family Room, Living Room, Sun Room:

§ Clear off all coffee tables and end tables.

§ Remove all ashtrays.

§ Move pet food bowls out of sight.

§      Dining Room:

§ Clear off dining table; leave a center piece or other decorative item.

§ Remove additional leaves from tables to make the room look bigger.

§      Kitchen:

§ Clear all unnecessary objects from the kitchen counter tops.

§ Remove all pictures, magnets, drawings, messages, etc. from the refrigerator.

§ Repair broken tile or loose corners on counters.

§ Clean the stovetop and oven.(Several days prior) Replace burner pans if they are badly stained.

§ Keep the kitchen sink clean and empty.

§ Remove all soaps, sponges, and supplies out of sight and under the sink.

§      Laundry Rooms:

§ Keep counters and sink clean and empty.

§ Make sure that light bulbs are working; replace with higher wattage bulbs to create more light if needed.

§ Put soaps, towels, etc. in cupboards.


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