Decluttering your home before you sell can be overwhelming, but it is critical in preparing your home for potential buyers. When people view your home, they are trying to picture themselves living in it. This means they are looking for ample living and storage space. The more cluttered your home is, the smaller and unlivable it will seem. Here is a list of places you should consider decluttering before your next home viewing.
Your foyer is your home’s first impression on a buyer. Clearing out any unnecessary things such as shoes, jackets, etc., will make the area feel more significant and less messy. Consider adding somewhere for the buyer to put their coat to feel more welcome.
To better organize your living room, limit the number of additional objects. This includes books, magazines, picture frames, and even throw pillows or blankets. These things make the room feel smaller and cause the buyer to feel crowded.
You want the buyer to focus on visualizing themselves in your home and nothing else. Overly decorated and personalized hallways add distraction and pull their attention away from your home.
Overwhelmed counters and messy kitchens will turn buyers away. Keep your kitchen tidy and limit the number of things on your counters. Buyers will be interested in how much pantry and fridge space your home has, so clear out and organize these spaces.
Just like with your pantry and fridge, buyers will look at your closets to ensure they have enough storage space. Organize and clean your closets to maximize the look of the area. The same goes for your hidden storage spaces such as sheds, garages, and utility closets.
Clean up your bathrooms. Ensure that everything on the counter and under the counter is only the essentials. Put all backup toothpaste and deodorant in storage so that your cabinet space looks larger.
Efficient laundry rooms are organized and tidy. Make sure yours is clean and that all of your cleaning supplies are orderly.
Varying types of homeowners will be visiting your home. To ensure that all kinds of buyers feel at home, store all kid’s toys. Not only will it help the buyer focus on the space, but it will also make playrooms less cluttered.
If you have an office, buyers will be very interested in looking at it. Tidy up your workspace and make it somewhere people would want to work.
Before stepping into your home, buyers will form an opinion of it based on the curb appeal. Make sure your outdoor spaces are well taken care of. This means caring for any grass, plants, and flowers. Store any outdoor toys like bikes that will add to the clutter of your yards.
While decluttering, it is essential to have an easily accessible storage unit. With Tri-Cities Mobile Storage containers, you can take your time deciding what to store while showing your home and then have the container taken away when prospective buyers are visiting. Our portable storage units make the whole selling and buying process more manageable. When you sell your home and are ready to move, your storage unit can be taken back to your home or new home.
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