Ways to Clean a Home Before an Open House

If you have decided to put your home on the market, prepare it for an open house by giving it a deep house cleaning in Santa Rosa. First impressions matter! A clean, clutter-free home will help create a great first impression on prospective buyers. It may influence their buying decision and you may even be able to increase your asking price.


Follow these tips to clean your house before an open house.

Give Your Home an Aromatic Ambience

Making your home smell amazing may take some doing, but the chore is well worth the effort.


Here are some ways to make your home smell great.
➢ Simmer herbs and fruits on your stove. The sweet scent of herbs and fruits will fill your home, making it feel more inviting and welcoming
➢ Scatter scented candles throughout your home
➢ Bring outdoor fragrant plants such as lilies, jasmine, gardenias, and eucalyptus inside
➢ Clean your garbage disposal with a lemon-scented dish soap. If a bad smell lingers, clean it with baking soda and warm water
➢ Carpets and rugs absorb odors. To make your carpets and rugs smell fresh, sprinkle baking soda all over them. Let it sit for a few minutes before vacuuming them.

Polish Everything

Polish mirrors, towel holders, faucets, counters, and all other surfaces. Thoroughly clean reflective surfaces with stubborn and unsightly stains and blemishes. First, use dish soap and hot water to dissolve oils and dirt. Once you have got rid of accumulated dirt and grime, clean the surfaces with clean water before polishing them up with a dry soft cloth.

Declutter Each Room

Cluttered rooms can turn prospective buyers away. They send out a clear message that you simply don’t care or couldn’t spare the time to clean. When decluttering your rooms, divide the items in them into three categories: keep, donate, and toss.

Keep the items that you still need or use. Donate the items that you no longer use to the charity you support and get rid of unwanted or damaged items. Any added extra storage is a big selling point. Organize your closets and cabinets to make them look spacious.

Don’t Overlook the Minor Details

Small things can make a huge difference. When cleaning your home, don’t forget these small tasks!

➢ Clean and dust your ceiling fans and lighting fixtures
➢ Get rid of fingerprints, streaks and smudges on light switches, doorknobs, cabinet hardware and your fridge
➢ To hide imperfections affecting the appearance of your walls by touching them up with paint


The Blue Ribbon Cleaning Services team consists of experienced house cleaning professionals. Whether you need one time service or ongoing service, we have got you covered. To talk to a pro, call (707) 588-0388.