How to get your home ready for selling

According to rightmove, ‘50% of the properties advertised on their website won’t find a buyer’, so we think it’s essential to make your home stand out from the crowd. Here we give you our top tips to give you the edge over your competitors for when it’s time to get your home ready for selling.

Tidy Up Your Front Garden

survey carried out by this is money reported ‘a neat, well-kept garden was voted by buyers as the aspect of a property most likely to win them over’. However, if your garden isn’t quite up to scratch yet, don’t panic! We’ve got your back with a range of gardening tools and equipment.

8797664280606Our Electric Hedgers Trimmers and Cutters are great for trimming those overgrown hedges and bushes in your front garden. This lightweight electric trimmer is safe and easy to use, while our Petrol Hedge Trimmers and Cutters are ideal for larger gardens.

  • Voltage – 240V
  • Power – 600W
  • Blade Length – 550mm
  • Blade Type
  • Double Action / Double Sided
  • Weight – 5.7kg
After a windy autumn and winter, your driveway may be covered with leaves and debris from surrounding trees and shrubbery. Our Portable Petrol Driven Back-Pack Leaf Blower is perfect for the job, quickly clearing areas of fallen leaves, grass cuttings and other materials.

  • Engine – 2 Stroke Air cooled
  • Fuel – Petrol & 2 Stroke Mix
  • Air Speed – 82 m/s
  • Displacement – 63.3cm³
  • Weight – 10kg

Tidy Up Your Back Garden

A poll by Zoopla showed ‘that more than a quarter of house viewers would be put off by an overgrown garden’. So if your back garden is a bit on the long side, we can be of help with our excellent low trade prices on a range of gardening equipment.

8797663723550Our Rotary Petrol Lawn Mower is perfect for mowing small or large areas, and with an adjustable cutting deck it is very useful for restoring overgrown lawns.

  • Engine – Recoil Start 4 Stroke
  • Fuel – Unleaded Petrol (Fuel not supplied with this item)
  • Cutting Width – 500mm
  • Weight – 29kg
  • Dimensions (L x W x H) – 1415 x 453 x 980mm
Our powerful Petrol-Driven Lawn Scarifier is ideal to use on large lawns. It aerates the ground and remove dead grass, weeds and moss in a single operation.

  • Engine – 4.8hp Recoil Start
  • Fuel – Unleaded
  • Petrol Fuel Tank Capacity – 3.1L
  • Working Width – 420mm
  • Collection Bag – 45L
  • Weight – 63kg
  • Dimensions (LxWxH) – 1200 x 670 x 980mm

Clean that Kitchen

If anyone knows about selling a home it’s Location Location Location presenter Phil Spencer. According to Phil, making your kitchen presentable to buyers is crucial as this room has now become a ‘showpiece’ area when selling your home. Fortunately for you, HSS have a range of tools that will help your kitchen feel brand new!

8797662150686If you are planning on lifting floor tiles, linoleum or carpet to give your kitchen a fresh new look, our Floor Tile Stripper is the tool to use.

  • High frequency vibrating blade
  • Fully adjustable blade angle to suit flooring and adhesion
  • Choice of blade widths
Renovating old kitchen board, traditional parquet and block wooden floors is also simple with this purpose-made, Heavy-Duty Drum Floor Sander. This easy-to-use sander removes imperfections, old finishes and most decorative stains to leave the surface ready for varnishing or polishing.

  • Voltage – 240V
  • Power – 1920W
  • Drum Speed – 1800rpm
  • Weight – 42kg
  • Dimensions ( W x D x H ) – 322 x 940 x 855mm

Freshen Up Your Living Room

As people view your home, the first room they will usually see is the living room. This is where families spend most of their time, so it is vital to make your living room as charming as possible. Cleaning shabby carpets isn’t a problem with our Carpet Cleaner. Its compactness and manoeuvrability makes it  easy to use on domestic carpets, and its powerful motor will thoroughly deep clean your carpet while leaving minimal residual moisture.

8797663199262 (1)If your wallpaper is outdated or out of sync with the rest of the house, it may be time for some fresh decor. If this is the case, our Professional Wallpaper Stripper is the fast effective way to remove all types of wallpaper, vinyl, wood chip and decorative wall coverings.

  • Voltage – 240V
  • Power – 2750W
  • Tank Capacity – 7.5L
  • Base Plate – 253 x 305mm
  • Hose Length – 5m run cool anti-kink
  • Weight (dry) – 8.7kg

The Small Things Matter

Although they may not be on the top of your to-do list, the finer details of your home can leave a lasting impression on possible buyers. Maybe the lighting in your living room is a bit dark and drab,  maybe a room needs a fresh coat of  paint, or the hallway could do with a new mirror. These jobs often require steps or a ladder and our range of Alloy Platform Steps are perfect for jobs that require a bit of height. Our alloy platform steps are available in 3 tread, 6 tread, 8 tread and 10 tread. They are trade quality, lightweight platform step ladders that are ideal for decorating and maintenance work.

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