close
close

How to Prepare Your Home for Resale

Rossen Reports: How to Prepare Your Home for Resale

Planning a DIY project while you prepare your home for resale? Be sure to follow these important tips to save money and stay safe. Call 811The 811 hotline is the national phone number to call before you start digging in your yard. This allows you to alert local utility companies, who will come and mark underground lines so you don’t hit a water, gas, or electric line. You must call 811 at least three days before digging. Rent your tools Before purchasing tools, see if you can rent them instead. Check your local home improvement store like Home Depot, Lowe’s or Menards for tools to rent for hours or even weeks at a time. Check your local libraryYour library may also have tools to rent for free. You can also search websites like localtools.org to find a tool lending library near you. Do you have a question for Jeff Rossen? He answers your consumer questions every Friday in the new “Rossen Responds” segment. Send your questions to [email protected].

Planning a DIY project while you prepare your home for resale? Be sure to follow these important tips to save money and stay safe.

Call 811

The 811 hotline is the national phone number to call before you start digging in your yard. This allows you to alert local utility companies, who will come and mark underground lines so you don’t hit a water, gas, or electric line. You should call 811 at least three days before you plan to dig.

Rent your tools

Before purchasing tools, see if you can rent them instead. Check your local home improvement store like Home Depot, Lowe’s or Menards for tools to rent for hours or even weeks at a time.

Check your local library

Your library may also have tools you can rent for free. You can also search websites like localtools.org to find a tool lending library near you.

Do you have a question for Jeff Rossen? He answers your consumer questions every Friday in the new “Rossen Responds” segment. Send your questions to him at [email protected].