Having sold 2 houses with kids under 4 and various pets, cannot agree more with the comments about decluttering and using storage of kids stuff in shed (or with help of kind neighbours). We also had all washing of little bodies done night before and fresh white (display only) towels hung in bathrooms. Having kids out of house in advance for last minute tiding also really helps.
Also, don’t do what I did and has some messy play inside day before a home open – too stressful – try to keep all kids occupied away from the house as much as possible in days prior to inspections.
Views appreciate a tidy house, but don’t expect perfection. We always removed all kids art, fridge magnets etc from walls, windows, fridge and wherever else they may be on display around the house.
We also washed glass doors and windows inside and out – kids like to touch glass, but this needs to be clean.
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Published 29th February 2020