Most people already know that decluttering a home is the first step to staging it for sale. Many people have more clothing, furniture and gadgets than they really need—and all that stuff can make your home seem smaller than it really is.
A storage unit may be the perfect solution to your staging woes. What’s more, it can help you get a head start on your move.
Decluttering and Staging Your Home
Packing away your clutter is simple enough… but where do you put everything? A pile of boxes in your basement or spare room isn’t very appealing to prospective buyers, and a bevy of boxes can reduce your home’s perceived value. Into the storage unit they go!
Creating Clean, Cohesive Space
Granny’s old rocking chair may be comfortable, but odds are it doesn’t go perfectly with your sofa and love seat. Clothing you won’t be wearing for the next couple months, odds and ends that make your house a home, and other items that prevent buyers from seeing themselves living there should also go into storage.
The same goes for those little-used gadgets loitering in your kitchen. You want to “wow” potential buyers with all the counter and cupboard space. If it’s possible, try to live without the juicer, electric griddle and bread maker for a few weeks to make your kitchen seem larger and more functional.
Each room in your house will look more appealing without “extras,” and even your closets will seem bigger when they’re not overflowing with clothing.
A Head Start on Your Own Move
Now that some of your furnishings and other belongings are already packed, it’s going to be that much easier to pack up the old house and get everything into your new home.
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