Tips for moving this Autumn?

1. Have a good old clear out – inside and out 

Since your last spring clean (if you did one!), summer has probably seen lots of comings and goings bringing in dirt from outside. 

Not only that but the change of season has probably meant the shoe pile in the hallway has grown bigger than ever. We highly recommend taking an afternoon out to have a good old clear-out. Put summer stuff like sandals, sports equipment, and picnic blankets away for another year and gather a good pile to give to charity or throw away. In short – declutter!

This rule applies to the garden so put games and unused furniture away.

2.  Clean the carpets 

If you have rugs and carpets, it’s amazing what a difference it makes having them cleaned. We recommend cleaning carpets at least once a year and if you’re gearing up to sell, do it now.

3.  Think about lighting – the brighter the better! 

Properties are best viewed during the daytime. However as the days get shorter and gloomier, it’s important to consider how you can make your property look light and bright. Putting the lights on, even though it’s daytime can make a real difference. 

Ensure all blinds and curtains are fully open and windows are clean to let in as much natural light as you can.

4.  Tidy the garden and add some late season colour

Even if you’re no longer using it, your outside space is a key selling factor for your property. If you have kids, no doubt they’ve spread their stuff all over it during the summer. Now is the time to stash toys, sandpits, and paddling pools away to show off your space at its best.

Potential buyers will be looking at every part of the property!

5.  Air the property regularly At this time of year, most of us want to close the windows and snuggle up under a rug. A lot of us are also drying washing inside which creates extra moisture in the air.

Ensure you air the property before viewings by opening a few windows to get some fresh air in. This rule especially applies if your property has been empty for any amount of time as it may smell musty at this time of year.

6.  Ensure the property is warm. Now is the time of year to bleed your radiators to make sure there are no leaks. It will also help you identify any issues with the heating that you can sort out with a local plumber before viewings begin.

To make your property warm and inviting we recommend putting the heating on at least 30 minutes before any viewings.

If you have any questions?, please contact me at your convenience.

All the best, Daniel 

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