How to Clean Your Home Before a Showing

How to Clean Your Home Before a Showing

The prospect of deep maid service Los Angeles the house in preparation for a showing can be quite daunting for many people. Everything has to be very clean and you have to keep in mind that some of the potential buyers who’ll be looking at your house will see certain things that you may have never noticed. So it’s important to clean everything.

The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone, because you can enlist the help of family and friends to quicken the process, and then thank them later with a dinner party. Another option would be to hire a professional cleaning service provider if you’re not quite up to the task yourself.  

It’s also a good idea to start by decluttering before you clean, as this’ll make the process much easier. And don’t forget to check your house cleaning Los Angeles supplies to make sure that you have everything you need before you get started. Nothing is more disheartening than having to leave a task halfway in order to purchase a cleaning services Los Angeles product. Once you’ve gotten the preparation stage out of the way, you can start your deep cleaning process.

Start with the Foyer

As they say, ‘first impressions last’ and since the foyer is the first interior space that your guests will see when they come to your house, it needs to make a good impression.

Start by cleaning and polishing the door handles, the actual door and all hardware

Give the area a good wipe-down to remove fingerprints

If there’s dirt or scuff marks on the walls, repaint them

Wash your welcome mat or if it’s tool old; get a new one

Dust your light fixtures and bulbs and check if they’re working so that you can replace the faulty ones

Remove stuff from your coat closet and clean it thoroughly


As the center of the home, the kitchen is often the first area that buyers will want to see.

Start by decluttering your kitchen

Give your cabinets a good wipe down to remove grease and food splatters

Remove all items from your appliances and clean them thoroughly, inside and out. This goes for your fridge, stove, microwave and oven as well.

Test your appliances to make sure that they work properly

Clean underneath the appliances as well, and wipe down the cords

Take out everything that’s placed beneath your sink

Vacuum under the grill

Wash your throw rugs, curtains, shades and blinds


The bathroom is another important area that can make or break a home sale, so you have to make sure that it’s pristine when the buyers arrive.   

Be sure to clean underneath the sink and behind the toilet, including the pipes and fittings

Declutter your bathroom and only leave behind clean necessities such as your toothbrush

Organize your vanity and clean it thoroughly

Scrub the floors and put some elbow grease on those grout lines

Make sure there are no dirty towels or clothes lying around

Remove all prescription medication from the bathroom

Wipe down the fan and see if it’s still working


The bedroom is the room where all the action happens.

Wash all your bedding, linen, curtains and rugs  

Make sure there are no stains anywhere

Wipe down the furniture

Clean your closet, floors and walls

Remove all dirty laundry from the room and place it in the laundry room

In the kids’ rooms, keep all their toys organized in containers