1. Hire a cleaning service. A spotless, clean home is essential.
2. Mow your lawn, and be sure toys and yard equipment are stored away.
3. Serve cookies, coffee, and soft drinks. It creates a welcoming touch. But be sure the kitchen has been cleaned; use disposable cups so the sink doesn’t fill up.
4. Lock up your valuables.
5. Turn on all lights. Even in the daytime, incandescent lights add sparkle.
6. Send your pets to a neighbor or take them outside. If that is not possible, crate them.