Selling your home? Start Packing Now!
Statistics show that clean, uncluttered homes have more showings and spend less time on the market. It is also common that these homes will sell for a higher price. Start packing now! You will save time and money by storing your extra items in a safe and convenient self storage unit.
Your rooms will appear larger with less furniture. Start by getting rid of extra chairs and tables in the living room. Only keep the basics you need to be comfortable while your home is on the market.
Pictures and Knick Knacks
When you are selling your home, many strangers will be looking at everything you have. Remove family pictures and valuable trinkets while the home is on the market. Bare walls may look boring, but they make the room look bigger.
Fixtures not for Sale
The self storage facility is a safe place to store that chandelier or extra refrigerator you are not including with the home.
Pack away the fine china and glassware. Now is a good time to go through the cupboards. Yes, people are going to open them to see how large they are. Make them look bigger by packing up those extra pots, pans and small appliances.
Pack away the unseasonable clothing to make your closets appear roomier. Box up those extra shoes for now; keep them up front in the self storage unit so you can visit them when you want.
Keep only favorite toys and games in your child’s room. Stash away the rest for now. If you can consolidate your clothing into one dresser in the master bedroom, store the other until moving time. More floor space is appealing to new home buyers.
If your basement is currently being used to store things you don’t use every day, then take those items to the self storage shed. A basement is a valuable selling feature to your home. Make it as presentable as possible.
Take a look around here carefully. Remove workbenches if they are not included in the sale of your home. If you have already started packing and have a few boxes stored in the garage, take them to storage. Pack up anything else you do not need for the next few months. Home buyers viewing homes with garages want to be sure their vehicles will fit.
Another Quick Tip: Save on cleaning and dusting time by pre-packing as much as you can now. You will appreciate this when the realtor calls for a last minute showing with a prospective buyer.