By: Stephanie Cluett-Eid from LighterSide, Monday, May 18, 2020, 1:38:15 PM

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Much of the country is practicing social distancing—and doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home.

Social distancing at home can be a challenge and limit what you can do with your time. But if you’ve been thinking about putting your property on the market, this offers the perfect opportunity to get your home ready to sell.

A recent article from Redfin outlined different ways sellers can productively use this time at home or anywhere else to get their propertie(s) ready to sell, including:

Clear the clutter.

Have you been meaning to organize your garage, get rid of old furniture, or finally clean out your closets? Now is a great time to tackle any clutter-clearing projects—and get your home neat, orderly, and clutter-free for buyers.

Do a deep clean.

When you show your home to prospective buyers, you want it to be sparkling clean. Take this opportunity to deep clean your home from top to bottom, including washing windows, cleaning grout in the bathrooms, and washing all your drapes, curtains, and blinds.

Up your curb appeal.

It’s important to get outside and get some fresh air every day—so why not use that time to up your home’s curb appeal? Outdoor projects like raking and removing dead leaves and debris or adding potted plants to your front walkway are a great way to pass the time—and to make your home more appealing to buyers.

*And these are just a few ideas, I have much more where that came from! If you're serious about selling soon and need any help or advice, please feel free to contact me! I'm always here for your real estate needs :)