We hear this phrase a lot, “I need to sell my Harrisburg house fast.” When you need to sell your home, there are preparations you should consider. This means you should do more than just run the vacuum across the carpet and wipe down the kitchen counters. Here is a list of what you can do to better prepare for the sale of your house.

In addition to sweeping, mopping and the other regular cleaning duties you usually do every week, you need to step it up and do some major cleaning. Take a look at your ceiling fan blades, they probably need to be dusted or washed and the front of your dishwasher is also in need of a good scrub. Think of it as a good spring cleaning for your home.

Sure, you love garlicky foods, sardines and gouda cheese on crackers and curry, but it is these types of foods that produce lingering smells that are not pleasant to many. Be aware of the type of smells around your home and try to keep it as fresh smelling as possible.

If you suffer from cluttered closets and a garage that can’t fit a car because of the amount of stuff you have in it, then it is time to declutter. Think about it, you will be moving anyway, so rent a storage space and get a head start on packing duties.

It is likely that there is, at least, one or two rooms in your home that could use a coat of paint. You will not believe what a difference new paint can make in a room.

Take the time to go from room to room and make sure all of your light bulbs are working. You will want your house to be as bright and cheery as possible.

Head down to the local nursery and pick up a few potted plants or flowers for your home, they will brighten up any room.

That loose staircase railing you have been meaning to fix for several months, now is the perfect time to get it done. In fact, it is probably a good idea to dip into the job jar and complete those tasks you have on your list.

So, now you are ready for a quick sale!