Thanks to Pinterest and Instagram, images of beautiful houses and well-decorated rooms are everywhere. Depending on the market in your area, the sale of your house can be greatly affected by its appearance both in photographs and at showings. With Rock Springs Storage, a storage unit can be your new best friend as you declutter your house and “stage” it to sell as quickly, and for as high of a price, as possible.
Pack up the Clutter
While one man’s junk is another man’s treasure, you’ll want to consider packing up your precious family heirlooms and keepsakes to clear the house of as much clutter as possible before trying to sell your house. Dressers tops should be free of items, bookshelves can be emptied and staged, and children’s collections and memorabilia can be packed up for safe keeping. The benefit of this is that when it does come time to pack, some of the job is already done and tucked safely into self-storage until moving day!
Store Off-Season Clothing for Emptier Closets
A great way to showcase the storage space available in your home is to empty the closets of many of its items, especially things that won’t be needed between now and your move, and leave those closet doors open when showing the house. Nothing makes a buyer feel better than seeing a family home with room in the closets for more belongings!
Temporarily Purge the Children’s Gear and Toys
We all know that with kids comes a lot of products and toys. Even if you’ve done a good job of keeping up with the toy situation, the last thing you need when dealing with house showings at random times of the day is to be trying to clean up every bedroom and playroom’s toys.
Only keep out the bare necessities for baby products and toys, and pack the rest away safely in a storage unit. Once you move into your new home and unpack a box of those toys, your kids will happily play for hours with their long-lost items, giving you time to get the rest of the house in order!
Remove Furniture from Rooms
The idea of a master bedroom without those oversized arm chairs, or a basement without the leather recliners, may sounds horrible for living in a home, but removing some strategic pieces of furniture can help give the rooms a more spacious and open look that buyers enjoy. Stick to your furniture pieces that are as neutral and light-colored as possible, and put the rest in self-storage until moving day.
Clean Out and Spruce Up the Garage
A clean and organized garage is every homeowner’s ideal, and while many of us don’t find it possible in the busyness of everyday life, taking an afternoon to clean out the garage will be well worth it when it comes time to sell. Pack extra tools, off-season yard items, unused bicycles, and holiday decorations into the self-storage unit. Give the walls a new coat of paint, and consider painting the concrete floor as well.
Storage Units: A DIY Staging Money Saver
While there are many staging-services available to those selling their homes, self-staging your home can be easy and affordable with the help of Rock Springs storage experts at Self Assured Storage, their storage units, and a few Saturdays at home. It’s always comforting to know that when moving time does come, some of the packing has already been done ahead of time!
Staging your home is a sure way to get what you want for the sale of your house, and show potential buyers it’s beauty and potential from the time they walk through the door! Give us a call today to help you take your home from cluttered chaos to a Pinterest-worthy home, ready for sale!