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Preparing Garages and Sheds

Welcome back to our series of articles on preparing your home for a spring sale! We’re excited to continue on with this topic and offer you more tips and tricks when it comes to making your home the best it can be in order to wow potential buyers during the upcoming months.

In our last piece, we took a close look at ways to make the exterior of your home both safe and appealing as the ice and snow begin to melt and more and more of your yard becomes available for scrutiny. Today, we are going to move from the outside yard and discuss a feature of many homes that isn’t quite the indoors, but is also not commonly referred to as part of the yard. We are speaking here of garages and sheds!

While many homes have no garage or shed, many homes also do possess one or both of these features. If you fall into this latter category, then welcome! This one’s for you.

Ghastly Garages

Winter salt and slush can make our car look like an off-road vehicle far more than we’d like to admit. And after a long drive through poor conditions, where does that car go? Into the garage, where this salt and slush begins to melt from the vehicle and across the garage floor. While it is great that the grime doesn’t stay as caked onto the car for long periods of time, this also means that your garage floor is likely a sorry sight by the end of the winter season.

Before people come to look at your home, consider using a hose to spray down the garage floor. This doesn’t need to be a hands-and-knees scrubbing exercise, but it can be helpful to just clean up the area a little. If a hose seems like too much or simply not possible, a large shop broom will do just fine. Be sure to wear some sort of face covering in order to protect yourself from the dust particles that will start flying about!

Spooky Sheds

At the end of the fall, we often stop caring just where or how things go into our shed. This results in a large pile of tools, mowers, shovels, and other implements used to maintain the cleanliness of the yard but that are themselves in disarray. While the organization of your shed is not necessarily of the utmost importance, it can also definitely make your home more appealing. When people get a chance to peek into their potential future tool storage space, it is an added attraction if they don’t need to try and imagine it free of all the clutter.

Taking some time to tidy up a garage and/or shed is a small step towards making your entire home more desirable.

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