5 Overlooked Dirt Spots Buyers Will Notice

Dated: 12/02/2017

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5 Overlooked Dirt Spots Buyers Will Notice


Make sure your home sellers pay attention to several areas in a home that often go uncleaned but could stand out to potential buyers. Jan M. Dougherty, author of The Lost Art of House Cleaning: A Clean House Is a Happy Home, shared with HouseLogic several spots that homeowners are likely missing, including:

1. Light fixtures

Light fixtures can be a magnet for dust and dead bugs. Spritz and wipe them with a cleaning solution to get them shining again.

2. The body of the toilet

Dougherty recommends washing the porcelain thrones all over. Start with the top of the tank and spray all around—the lid, under the lid, the seat, the surrounding floor, and the walls behind the toilet, Dougherty recommends.

3. Drawer organizers

Use a handy vac or spray a rag with vinegar and wipe away any dirt or crumbs that have accumulated in drawers throughout the home.

4. Ice maker

Clean and sanitize the entire system periodically. Old ice can absorb food odors, Dougherty says. Pull out the ice bin, dump the ice, and wash the bin and ice maker with vinegar, Dougherty recommends. Be sure to wipe the ice maker with a dry rag to get rid of any remaining moisture before putting it back in place.

5. Appliance handles

“One night a week, I take the knobs off the stove, remove the dish and the grease screen from the [over-the-range] microwave, and take the bowl with utensils that sits next to my stove and put them all in the dishwasher,” Dougherty says. “Do this before bed and by the morning you’ve cleaned half your kitchen, yet touched nothing.”

Read about the other forgotten cleaning spots and how to clean them at HouseLogic.

Source: “‘Yikes!’ 7 Filthy Spots Everyone Sees But You,” HouseLogic (November 2017)

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