If you’re looking to sell your home, what’s one of the lowest cost yet most effective ways to increase its value? Decluttering it!
Removing all that extra stuff that has crept into your living space over time will instantly make your home look cleaner, more spacious, and more inviting. What to do with all that stuff? Ditch it, donate it or put it into storage while your home is on the market. Getting rid of the clutter will increase the resale value and help your home sell quicker.
Here are 8 reasons why it’s worth spending the time to make your home look its best by decluttering:
1. Stage your home for FREE
It’s a well-known fact that an expertly staged home sells quicker and for a better price. Decluttering is a great way to get some of the impact and appeal of staging for free.
2. Maximize your space by minimizing your stuff
Many buyers want buy a new home to get more room, so make sure they can see that your place has the space they’re looking for.
3. Put away the personal
Don’t let your personal items distract from your home’s unique features and selling points. Keep the space sparse and neutral so it looks more like a hotel room. Decluttering makes it easier for potential buyers to picture themselves and their lifestyle fitting comfortably into your home. You want your house to say: “Make yourself at home.”
4. Random rooms need a purpose
If an extra bedroom has become a crafts room or the dining room a den, change them back into what they were intended for. Put the extra furniture and items into a storage unit until you move.
5. Dig into the closets
You can’t just stuff everything into closets to hide it. Buyers always open doors to see inside. Clean out closets so they’re only 2/3 full which makes the space look larger.
6. Make the move in your mind
Decluttering your home helps you mentally move out before you actually have. By doing all your packing and sorting ahead of time, you’ll be ready to move on. Plus, you save money come moving day with less stuff to haul around.
7. Declutter inside and out
Clean out cluttered garages or sheds. Seasonal items such as holiday decorations, ski equipment, golf clubs, patio furniture, and yard equipment can all be put into a storage unit.
8. Self-storage is your new best friend
Renting a storage unit helps you safely put away all the furniture and items that will detract from the home’s resale value while it’s on the market … or until you move into your new place. It’s a convenient, affordable and flexible way to get the extra storage space you need for as long as you need it.
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