When selling your house you will want to present it to the best standard possible. For some of us, this may involve a good sort out and tidy up. Those old chairs you've been meaning to get rid of, and that room that needs a good sort through... What better time to do so than when you're thinking of moving. It'll make packing everything up a lot easier when the time comes.

It may also mean giving rooms a new lick of paint, or mowing the lawn and tidying up flowerbeds. All these things will improve your chances of making a great first impression on potential buyers, and leading to a quick sell.

When you're on the market and in the position to start having viewings, make sure that your house is tidy. Ensure all your dirty washing is hidden away and all the washing up is done. Fluff cushions/pillows, hoover/mop floors, dust old cobwebs away... All the things to make your property look as cosy and homely as possible for the potential new homeowners.

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