Authorify Sample Book

• Kitchen — Clear the counters, leaving only three or four essential items. Keep towels, dishrags, and potholders out of sight. Soaps and cleaners should be stored under the sink. Rarely used small appliances can be packed and put in storage. Pack away teacups, serving dishes, and platters if you normally showcase them. If you want to draw attention to decorative shelving, put a few pieces out for show. Seasonal dishes and accessories should also be stored. Remove any pest control traps or poison from the pantry and closets. Appliances are not extra shelving or storage. Buyers will not want to find the microwave used as a bread box or the oven as cookware storage. • Bathrooms — Make the bathroom look as though it’s rarely used. Remove everything from the cabinets and drawers. Keep what you need or will use and discard the rest. Store prescription medications out of sight and out of reach. Find a safe place for jewelry, keepsakes, and cosmetics/perfumes. Store hair products and styling tools in the cabinets. • Bedrooms —When it comes to clothing, people generally wear 20% of the clothes they own, 80% of the time. The focus is showcasing closet space. Only hang clothes that you wear most often and store the rest. • Dining Areas — Clear clutter off any flat surfaces, including the dining table, leaving only subtle decor such as a vase of flowers. • Living Areas (living rooms, family rooms, and great rooms) — Gather stacks of books, magazines,


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